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Oct.31 17:00-18:00 Critical evaluation: how to read an article (in English)

TMDU Library Seminar
- Critical evaluation: how to read an article (in English)-
This session will help healthcare professionals assess published studies by giving an understanding of study design, how to spot strengths and weaknesses of studies and appreciate their limitations and applicability. Critical evaluation is an essential skill for all clinicians and is the basis of evidence-based medicine.
Date and TimeOctober 31, 2016, 17:00-18:00
VenueFaculty of Dentistry Auditorium & Seminar Room
=shigakubu tokubetsu koudou
(Dental Building South 4F)
LecturerDr. Elizabeth Wager, former Chairman of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Wager has worked with scientists, editors and writers on six continents. Before setting up Sideview she worked in the publishing and pharmaceutical industries (for Blackwell Scientific, Janssen Cilag and GlaxoSmithKline). She chaired the Committee on Publication Ethics (2009-12) and is a member of the BMJ’s Ethics Committee, the World Association of Medical Editors Ethics Committee, and the CONSORT for Abstracts steering group. She is Visiting Professor at the University of Split School of Medicine.
She is a co-author of Good Publication Practice for Pharmaceutical Companies (2003 and GPP3, 2015), the European Medical Writers Association guidelines on the role of medical writers (2005), the Wiley-Blackwell Best Practice Guidelines on Publication Ethics (2006), COPE Best Practice and flowcharts for journal editors and the author of books on ‘Getting Research Published: an A to Z of Publication Strategy’ (2nd edition 2010) and ‘How to Survive Peer Review’. She has published research and commentaries on peer review and is the co-author of two systematic reviews on the effects of peer review. In 2010 she was awarded a PhD for a thesis entitled ‘Peer review and editorial processes for improving the quality of research reporting’.
ContentThis session will cover:
- different reasons for reading papers
- understanding clinical trial design
- identifying strengths and weaknesses in clinical trial design and analysis
- assessing generalizability: how to work out whether findings are applicable in different settings
- using reporting guidelines such as CONSORT to read an article critically
Seating Capacity170
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Contact InformationTMDU Library Books and journals clerk
E-mail: Phone:03-5803-5598


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