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EBM Seminar 2009

Symposium
and facilitated discussion

 

'The use and potential for misuse of evidence based medicine in the regulation of new surgical technology'

 

Friday 17th April 2009
1.15 - 3.30 pm 

 

SOFITEL HOTEL

249 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia  Phone +61 7 3835 4444
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

Hosted by Dr Norman Swan
Medical Journalist, Presenter
and host of ABC radio National program 'The Health Report'

Government regulatory bodies clearly have a responsibility to protect the community from potentially harmful new surgical technology until proven to be safe. The tools of evidence based Medicine are used to make this assesment.

 

 

 

This seminar focus is on the nature of 'Evidence' and specifically to seek answers to the questions:

'What evidence is really neccessary?'

'Is it reasonable to demand randomized controlled trials for all surgical interventions ?'

'Who should pay for expensive evidence?'

'Are there other types of evidence that may be better than randomized trials in some circumstances?'

'Is there a role for clinical opinion and patient preference in an 'evidence based medicine world?'

and more.

This Seminar is part of the Spine Society of Australia annual Scientific meeting. However as the seminar may have wider interest in the medical and surgical community seperate registration  is available for this session by contacting the conference organizer 

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332 Waterworks Road
Ashgrove
QUEENSLAND 4060
AUSTRALIA

T +61 07 3366 2205
F +61 07 3366 5170
info@tayloredimages.com.au

 

Each speaker will be questioned by Dr Swan after their presentation. There will be a 40 minute facilitated discussion at the end of the seminar that will involve the audience.

The seminar will be professionally video recorded and a DVD of the seminar will be available for purchase at a later date. 

 

SPEAKERS

 

Prof Chris Del Mar

Dean Facilty of Medicine Bond University

'EVIDENCE AND SPINAL SURGERY: IMPOSSIBLE TARGET OR TODAY’S REALITY'

 

 

 

 

Prof Marcel Dvorak

Spine Surgeon University British Columbia
Vancouver CANADA

'RUNNING AN RCT - PERSONAL EXPERIENCE'

 

 

 

 

Associate Professor  Fred Khafagi

Deputy Chair Medical Services Committee Federal Department of Health and Ageing

 

'EVIDENCE' AS DEFINED  BY MSAC'

 

 

 

 

Prof Bruce McPhee

Chairman Prostheses and Devices Committee Federal Department of Health and Ageing

 

'EVIDENCE' AS DEFINED BY PDC' 

 

 

 

 

Ashoke S. Bhattacharjya Ph.D

Executive Director, Health Policy and Economics, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Asia-Pacific.

 

'EVIDENCE - AN INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE'

 

 

 

 

Dr Charles Fisher

Spine Surgeon and Epidemiologist
University of British Columbia
Vancouver CANADA

 

'EVIDENCE - A SURGICAL PERSPECTIVE'

 

 

 

 

Dr Owen Williamson

Spine Surgeon and Epidemiologist
Monash University Melbourne

REGISTRY-BASED ADAPTIVE RESEARCH DESIGNS: AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD FOR MSAC APPROVAL OF MEDICAL PROCEDURES'

 

 

REGISTRATION

 

This Seminar is part of the Spine Society Annual Scientific Meeting. The seminar may be of interest to all surgical specialist, Physicians and General practitioners. All are welcome and Separate Registration is available by contacting the conference organizer:

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332 Waterworks Road
Ashgrove
QUEENSLAND 4060
AUSTRALIA

T +61 07 3366 2205
F +61 07 3366 5170
info@tayloredimages.com.au 

 

 

 

 

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