Evidence-Based Medicine Module

Event date: 
Friday 21 April
Chancellor's Building, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh Medical School, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

April 21, 2017

Evidence-Based Medicine Module

1300-1340 An Introduction to Clinical Trials Alasdair Hay

1340-1400 The Good, the bad & the Ugly A group exercise to explore the mind-set of the big Pharmaceutical companies Mark Dunn

1400-1445 Spin-Based Medicine and the Misreporting of Paediatric Depression Studies Leemon McHenry Guest Lecture Leemon is a bioethicist and philosopher at California State University, Northridge.  He is a visiting academic at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh. He has worked as a research consultant for a US law firm and was a member of the team that successfully sued GSK for the paroxetine scandal. This background gives him both an academic and practical understanding of the ways that the pharmaceutical industry can misrepresent the efficacy and safety of new drugs using practices such as ghost-writing medical journal articles.

1445-1510 Coffee break and questions / discussion with Leemon McHenry about his experiences investigating the pharmaceutical industry

1510-1600 How do we use the results of a clinical trial to change practice: External Validity This issue is explored through the example of thrombolysis for Stroke Mark Dunn

1600-1630 How to appraise a clinical trial journal article Alasdair Hay