Abstract: As clinical practice becomes more focused on personalized and precision medicine, there are increasing
challenges for evidence-based practice, which combines the best research evidence, clinical expertise, and patient values and preferences in order to support clinical decision making. Identifying the best research evidence relevant to a particular patient requires new approaches to evidence synthesis. New technologies are emerging for both the current standard (group-oriented Randomized Controlled Trials) and “beyond the RCT” studies.

Learning Objective 1: Participants will be able to describe evidence-based medicine and evidence synthesis in their own words.

Learning Objective 2 (Optional): Participants will demonstrate awareness of emerging trends in clinical evidence gathering and how this could potentially impact evidence-based medicine.

Learning Objective 3 (Optional): Participants will demonstrate awareness of how technology is enabling novel approaches to evidence synthesis tasks that inform evidence-based medicine.


Ida Sim (Presenter)

John Ioannidis (Presenter)

Ralph Horwitz (Presenter)

Jonathan Silverstein (Presenter)
University of Pittsburgh

Jodi Schneider (Presenter)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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