Online Program

How to teach a systematic review workshop using evidence-based medicine methodology in the field of CAM/IM

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Cindy Crawford, BA, Military Medical Research, Samueli Institute, Alexandria, VA
Wayne Jonas, MD, Executive Office, Samueli Institute, Alexandria, VA
Shamini Jain, Brain, Mind and Healing, Samueli Institute, Alexandria, VA
Courtney Lee, MA, Military Medical Research Programs, Samueli Institute, Alexandria, VA
A systematic review is the gold standard approach for integrating evidence-based information and assessing gaps in healthcare, which require a specific and precise methodology not always taught in educational institutions or applied in practice. This lack in knowledge on how to properly conduct a systematic review impedes the development of rational, evidence-based health policy and contributes to the gap in translating evidence into practice as information in complementary and alternative medicine and integrative healthcare (CAM/IM) research continues to grow. In order to bridge this gap, Samueli Institute has developed a systematic review curriculum and teaches a 3-day introductory workshop on systematic review methodology and how to conduct a systematic review in a step-wise manner in the field of CAM/IM research. The instructors will share their “hands-on” approach to teaching and discuss diversities in learning while conquering five objectives of the curriculum. Instructors will share how to incorporate CAM/IM into the workshop and point out challenges to evidence-based medicine in CAM/IM. They will also share how to measure success through mentoring and evaluations, and lead a discussion around potential audiences for the workshop and how this might be incorporated into educational institutions who are focused on CAM/IM research.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe the value of teaching systematic review methods in CAM/IM. Identify Samueli Institute’s Introduction to Systematic review course structure. Demonstrate how to incorporate CAM/IM research challenges into a systematic review curriculum. Discuss potential audiences for workshops and how this might be incorporated into educational institutions who are focused on CAM/IM.

Keyword(s): Alternative Medicine/Therapies, Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Cindy Crawford is the Director of the Systematic Review Program at Samueli Institute, currently oversees and conducts 10-20 systematic reviews each year, acts as a consultant to organizations seeking evidence on literature and has developed and teaches the methodology curriculum offered at Samueli Institute.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.