About this event

  • Date and time Wed 27 Oct 2021 from 10:00am to 4:40pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

This LSP day will promote the application and concepts of evidence-based medicine within paediatrics and child health and offer participants an update on relevant tools, resources and databases.

Participants will be able to:

  • Know about evidence-based databases, their strengths and limitations and develop awareness around the levels and hierarchy of evidence
  • Understand the importance of formulating a PICO question in trying to answer clinical questions
  • Demonstrate the basics of literature search and know about Systematic Reviews, their value in EBM and how they are developed
  • Gain an overview of the principles of meta-analysis
  • Understand when to use simple statistical tests and their interpretation
  • Develop critical appraisal skills and practice their application in appraising published studies
  • Know about the different types of bias and the importance of assessing research bias
  • Value the use of EBM skills and critical thinking in daily clinical practice
  • Know about the use of evidence in complex, system-wide interventions
  • Gain ideas on how to get involved in evidence synthesis
  • Develop ideas and techniques to enhance the use of Journal Clubs in a meaningful way 

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Welcome and introduction

Matko Marlais

EBM and the hierarchy of evidence

Dr Daniel Pan, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases

Interpretation of medical statistics for clinicians

Andrea Mazzella, Clinical Research Fellow in Antimicrobial Resistance Infection and Immunity Research Institute, St George’s, University of London

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Dr Charlotte Warren Gash, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Critical appraisal of RCTs

Professor Tim Clayton, Professor in Applied Statistics, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Observational studies and how to interpret them

Dr Racheal Hueng, Academic Trainee in Nephrology

Interpreting diagnostic test accuracy studies

Aidan Yuen, Field Epidemiology Trainee at the Australian National University and the Victorian Department of Health

What a journal editor wants to see when assessing a manuscript

Dr Meg Mashbat, UK Senior Editor EBioMedicine, Lancet

Involvement of young people in research

Professor Stephen Marks, Director of NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Clinical Research Facility.

Closing remarks
Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times  

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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