Before 5/17/12: Member: $150 | Non-Member: $350
After 5/17/12: Member: $200 | Non-Member: $300
Steven Belle, PhD; Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH; Ranjan Sudan, MD, FASMBS
*Up to 3.5 CME credits are available.*
*Up to 4 CE credits are available.*
Course Overview and Target Audience:
This course is designed to promote an understanding of how to read, understand and critically evaluate bariatric literature from both a clinical and a statistical viewpoint. It will be of interest to anyone seeking to sharpen their skills beyond reading the conclusions of an article and believing it to be true. The curriculum will be designed for surgeons, integrated health professionals and primary clinicians.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Understand the anatomy of a research article (Abstract, Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions)
- Understand statistical concepts such as p values, power, confidence intervals, different types of error, univariable/multivariable/multivariate analyses)
- Commonly used statistics (central tendency, spread, agreement, association, reliability, accuracy)
- Common statistical tests (such as Pearson’s Chi square, Fisher’s exact, Student’s t, Wilcoxon rank)
- Learn to read and understand articles based on various data sources (e.g., administrative data, clinical databases, research databases) and designs (e.g., observational studies, clinical trials. Examples will include treatment effectiveness, economic analysis, quality of life and clinical guidelines.
- Demonstrate literature reading skills
- Course attendees will be provided with key articles for practice review and a bibliography to assist with understanding statistics.
Maintainance of Certification:
For bariatric surgeons, surgeons new to the field of bariatric surgery, and primary clinicians, this event will provide CME in their specific specialty to comply with Maintenance of Certification (MOC) in the following areas: (1) Medical Knowledge, (2) Patient Care, and (3) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement.
Moderators: Steve Belle, PhD and Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH
Welcome and Introduction – Ranjan Sudan, MD, FASMBS
Anatomy of An Article: Background, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion (Appropriate Discussion, Responsible Conclusions) – Bruce Schirmer, MD
Study Design (Observational, Clinical Trials, Case-Control, Meta-Analysis, Markov Models) – Abdus Wahed, PhD
Statistical Concepts and Statistical Tests – Steven Belle, MD
Data Sources: Their Strengths and Weaknesses with Examples (Administrative, Clinical, Research) (BOLD, ACS-BSCN, MBSC, LABS, UHC, Medicare, NIS…) – Ninh Nguyen, MD
Journal Club/Q&A – Ranjan Sudan, MD, and Matt Hutter, MD
Moderators: Steve Belle, PhD and Ranjan Sudan, MD, FASMBS
Patient-Centered Outcomes – Tim Jackson, MD, MPH
Risk Adjustment – Justin Dimick, MD, MPH
Clinical Effectiveness and Cost Analyses – Bruce Wolfe, MD, FASMBS
Basic Science Research Articles – Michel Murr, MD, FASMBS
How to Review an Article (Editor’s view) – Harvey Sugerman, MD, FASMBS
How to Review an Article (Editor’s view) – Scott Shikora, MD, FASMBS
Q & A Session
// Content is tentative and subject to change //