Learning to Practice and Teach Evidence Based Health Care

Annual workshop series

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Robert M. Bird Library Auditorium
1000 Stanton L. Young
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Previous EBHC workshops

Inaugural workshop, September 8-9, 2006
Second annual workshop, September 21-22, 2007
Third annual workshop, September 12-13, 2008
Fourth annual workshop, September 25-26, 2009
Fifth annual workshop, September 24-25, 2010
Sixth annual workshop, September 9, 2011

Small group sessions

The workshop format emulates a very successful model developed by the Center for Clinical Research and Evidence Based Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Small group sessions, led by teams comprised of clinicians, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, pharmacists, and reference librarians, provide participants with opportunities for practice.

Small groups discussions center on:


A glossary of statistical and methodological terms commonly used in EBHC, published by the APC Journal Club.

Glossary of EBM terms, published by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

Statistical tools

Slides from plenary session (September 24, 2010) on a "Statistical Toolkit", by David Thompson, Assoc. Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health, OUHSC.

Sample size, effect size and power

Introductory slides on the triad of factors that influence calculations

tutorial on hypothesis testing and statistical power , including links to online calculators for power and sample size determination

Using sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios in diagnostic decision-making

Online EBM Resources

Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library Evidence Based Healthcare resource page

Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) home page, Duke University Medical Center Library

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice, a multipart tutorial created by Duke University Medical Center Library and the Health Science Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

EBM texts:

Gordon Guyatt, Maureen Meade, Drummond Rennie, (2008). User's guides to the medical literature: A manual for evidence-based clinical practice (2nd ed.). McGraw-Hill (ISBN: ISBN: 007159034X).

Straus, Sharon E., Richardson, W. Scott, Glasziou, Paul, & Haynes, R. Brian. (2005). Evidence based medicine: How to practice and teach EBM. Churchill Livingstone (ISBN: 0443074445)

Last updated 9-19-2012 Workshop home page