7th International Conference on Evidence-based Healthcare




Gulf Medical University, Ajman
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Program Outline

Note: Workshop Participants are Requested to Bring Own Laptop!

7th Annual Conference International Society of Evidence Based Healthcare - Theme : Reimagining EBM
Day 1 - Thursday, 1st November
Timing Banquet Hall Meeting Room 1 Meeting Room 2 Meeting Room 3 Meeting Room 4
09:00 – 09:30 AM Registration
09:30 – 11:00 AM Part 1
WS1: GRADE for quality of evidence and strength of recommendations

Prof. Gordon Guyatt
WS 4: Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice Model for the UAE -
Sherief Khalifa (Chair), Dixon Thomas, Mohamed Hisham, Subish Palaian
    Part 1 WS 9: Teaching Undergraduate and Post-graduate Healthcare Students How to Conduct a Systematic Review: a Step by Step Workshop for Novice Reviewers -
Dr Josette Bettany-saltikov, Prof Robert Mcsherry - Great Britain
11:00 – 11:30 AM Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 – 01:00 PM Part 2
WS2: How to recognize a trustworthy clinical practice guideline -

Prof. Gordon Guyatt
WS 11: Publication workshop: how to get your paper polished and published -
Prof. Paul Glasziou & Prof. Tatjana Ille
  WS 7: Integration of EBM (Evidence Based Medicine) with Medical Education and How to conduct Evidence based journal clubs -
Dr Arti Muley, Dr Prasad Muley, Dr Monali Shah
Part 2 WS 9: Teaching Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Healthcare Students how to Conduct a Systematic Review: A Step by Step workshop for novice reviewers -
Dr Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Prof Robert McSherry - Great Britain
01:00 – 02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00 – 03:30 PM WS3: Interpreting the results of patient-reported outcomes - Prof. Gordon Guyatt WS 8: How to conduct and interpret a Systematic Review and meta-analysis
Prof. Kameshwar Prasad (02:00 – 05:00 PM)
WS 5: Wikipedia - A curriculum innovation tool -
Dr. Ajay George
06:30 PM Inauguration & Presentation Ceremony
06:35 PM National Anthem
06:37 PM Recitation of Holy Quran
06:40 PM Welcome Address: Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor, Gulf Medical University
06:50 PM Keynote Address: Challenges in Reimagining Ebm in 21st Century - Prof. Gordon Guyatt, Mcmaster University, Canada & President, International Soceity of Evidence Based Healthcare
07:20 PM Announcing the Launch of EBM Learning Modalities - Prof. Paul Glasziou, Director, Centre for Research in Evidence-based Practice, Bond University, Australia
07:30 PM Honouring the Plenary Speakers by Prof. Hossam Hamdy
07:45 PM Gulf Medical University - Where Cultures Meet - Performance by GMU Students
08:15 PM Gala Dinner
Day 2 - Friday, 2nd November
Timing Banquet Hall Meeting Room 1 Meeting Room 2 Meeting Room 3 Meeting Room 4
09:00 - 10:00 AM Plenary Session:
Seven Proposals for the Future of Ebm

Prof. Paul Glasziou, Australia
10:00 - 10:25 AM Obesity and Breast Cancer: A possible link
Shatha Al Sharbatti, Anusha Sreejith, Jayadevan Sreedharan
10:25 - 10:50 AM Using of Blackboard integrated e-portfolio in the evidence-based practice of undergraduate radiography clinical training
- Mohamed M Abuzaid
10:50 - 11:15 AM A comparison of evidence-based medicine practices between primary care physicians in rural and urban primary care settings in Malaysia: a qualitative study -
Ranita Hisham Shunmugam, Liew Su May, Ng Chirk Jenn
11:15 - 11:40 AM Impact of one-day intensive evidence based clinical practice (EBCP) workshop on Healthcare providers’ perceptions, knowledge, and competencies in EBCP, and their understanding of EBCP reality in Khartoum State
Mohamed Abdelfatah Abdelmuniem Mohamed
11:40 - 12:05 PM “Do HbA1c levels in the first trimester predict risk for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in the second trimester?†Review of current literature and observations from our research.
Gomathi Kadayam Guruswami
12:05 - 12:30 PM The impact of involving medical librarians in systematic reviews and metanalyses
Linda Ostlundh
12:30 - 02:00 PM Prayer & Lunch Break
02:00 - 03:15 PM An introduction to new digital resources from Cochrane to support systematic review production and discovery: Cochrane Interactive Learning and the new enhanced Cochrane Library
03:15 - 03:30 PM Tea/Coffee Break
03:30 - 04:30 PM Plenary Session:
Lessons From the Dengvaxia Contoversy

Prof. Leonila F. Dans
04:30 - 04:55 PM Counterfactual outcome state transition parameters:
A new approach to effect heterogeneity

- Anders Huitfeldt
Day 3 - Saturday, 3rd November
Timing Banquet Hall Meeting Room 1 Meeting Room 2 Meeting Room 3 Meeting Room 4
09:00 - 09:25 AM Combination of Radiofrequency Ablation and Percutaneous Ethanol Injection versus Radiofrequency Ablation Alone for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis - Sheng-Wei, Cheng Innovative Technology in Pharmacy Practice
Latifat O Aregbesola, Keziah Williams, Abedeen Subratyy, Khadijah Mustapha Muhammed, Harikrishnan Sreedeth
09:25 - 09:50 AM Assessment of Use Evidence-Based Medicine in Clinical Practice among Doctors at Primary Health Care Centers Khartoum ,Sudan - 2016
- Khalda Khairy Abdulkareem Khairy,
Amna Khairy AbdulKareem Khairy ,Nazik Ibrahim Abdelrahman
09:50 - 10:15 AM Evidence Based Medicine in osteoarthritis – from research evidence to individualised care -
Monica SM Persson, Joanne Stocks, David A Walsh, Michael Doherty, Weiya Zhang
Meta-analyzing prevalence and measures of associations using STATA Software
Dr. Rami Hani Al-Rifai
10:15 - 10:30 AM Tea/Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 AM Plenary Session:
Ebm in Developing Countries: Advantage, Limitations
And Barriers to Implementation

Prof. Kameshwar Prasad, India
11:30 - 11:55 AM Core Competencies in Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals: Consensus Statement Based on a Systematic Review and Delphi Survey
- Loai Albarqouni, Tammy Hoffmann, Sharon Straus, Nina Rydland Olsen, Taryn Young, Dragan Ilic, Terrence Shaneyfelt, R. Brian Haynes, Gordon Guyatt, Paul Glasziou
Poster Session
Zinc supplements in cirrhotic patients with hepatic encephalopathy: Systematic review and meta-analysis
Yang - Sheng Lin
Issues in Clinical Decision making on use of Sacubitril-valsartan in heart failure on short and long term benefits
Mahin Gulzar Ahmed, Seeba Zachariah, Dixon Thomas
Team Based Learning in PharmD Cardiology Pharmacotherapy
Fovziabanu Jin, Neda Noorani, Zinah Samir, Seeba Zachariah
Agencies for Informed Decision Making in Health Economics
Khawla Mohammed, Ikran Abdishakur, Aisha muhammed & Dixon Thomas
11:55 - 12:20 PM Teaching Evidence Based Medicine to undergraduate medical student – An experience of Indian Medical School and opportunity
Dr. Niraj Pandit, Dr. Prasad Muley, Dr. Geetanjali Purohit
Evidence-Informed Practice: A Systems-Based Model for clinical Implementation of evidence into practice
Ms. Elizabeth Adjoa Kumah, Prof. Robert McSherry
Comparison of the readiness of Gulf Medical University students for Interprofessional Education
Dr. Nelofar Khan, Prof. K.G.Gomathi, Dr. Shehnaz Ilyas
Benefit and Risk Analysis with use of Aspirin in Primary Prevention of CAD
Zainab Rehman , Ranim shah, Jameez Umer , Maliheh Abbas Zadeh
Controversies regarding Hypertension and Dyslipidemia clinical guidelines- Appraise implementation
Mariam Aboulilah, Razan Sharqawi,Razan Jarjouma, Sara Ahmec, Dr. Seeba Zachariah
12:20 - 12:55 PM Doctors' Perceptions, Attitudes and Competencies of Evidence Based Medicine at Khartoum State- Sudan
- Dr. Khalid Ghalib, Dr. Imad Salah
Critical Appraisal: Example from an article published in an indexed Journal
Anusha Sreejith, Aji Gopakumar, Shatha Al Sharbatti, Jayadevan Sreedharan
Assessment of clinical outcome and Cardiovascular risk reduction of various antihypertensive medication.
Sarah Mudher Al-Kium, Nourhan Khaled Hassan
Changing landscape of Pharmaceutical Marketing - Market Access Trends in the UAE
Rukayya Namtari, Naseeha Abduljalal, Sharrol Jesmine, Dixon Thomas
Evaluation of Practice in Acute Coronary Syndrome Management: A Conceptual Framework
Jumana Al-Salloum, Fithawit Bahran
01:00 - 02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00 - 02:25 PM Critical Appraisal on statistical methods used in a published case-control study
Aji Gopakumar, Anusha Sreejith, Shatha Al Sharbatti, Jayadevan Sreedharan
Prevalence of refractive errors (RE) among health science students in Ajman, UAE
Muhammad Ahmad Al-Salman
02:25 - 02:50 PM The Trustworthiness of Treatment Ranks In Network Meta-Analysis
- Reem Al Khalifah
Generic Drug underutilization: A Major Barrier in the Implementation of Therapeutic Guidelines
Sahar Elnajjar, Eatedad, Kishore Gnana Sam
02:50 - 03:15 PM Share Experience: AlTababa group advocacy for evidence based healthcare through empowerment and competency-focused training, Khartoum, Sudan
Asma Mohamed Sharif
Evidence-based Pharmacy, Challenges and Opportunities Ahead
Dalia Yousef Mohamed Al Saeedy, Dixon Thomas
03:15 - 03:30 PM Closing Remarks - ISEHC Announcements
Group Photographs
Followed by Tea/Coffee Break

Note: Workshop Participants are Requested to Bring Own Laptop!

Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel

Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Street - Ajman
40 min drive from Dubai International Airport

+971 6 701 8888

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