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Cover Slide. Evidence Matters! KU-03 2003, Quebec, Canada. Ofer Allan Avital M.D., Anne Bourbonnais RN, MSc (cand) Founders, Evidence Matters ContactUs@EvidenceMatters.com. Our Scientific Advisors. Stuart Macleod M.D . - former dean of medicine at McMaster university

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Cover Slide

Evidence Matters!

KU-03 2003, Quebec, Canada

Ofer Allan Avital M.D., Anne Bourbonnais RN, MSc (cand)

Founders, Evidence Matters

ContactUs@EvidenceMatters.com

our scientific advisors
Our Scientific Advisors

Stuart MacleodM.D. - former dean of medicine at McMaster university

Mo Watanabe, M.D. – former dean of medicine, University of Calgary, EBM Expert

Dr. Lewis Slotin – Former Director, MRC

Dr. Al Shrier –Chair of McGill Physiology Dept

Angela Lambrou, MSLIS, Librarian, McGill U

Louise Bourbonnais, MSLIS, Librarian, IUGM

outline
Outline

Presentation Outline

  • Example of a Clinical Question
  • The Problems With Evidence
  • Current Resources

- Evidence Matters

  • Accolades, Awards & Activities
  • How to Access
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Example of a Clinical Question

A Clinician or Manager Asks:

For a 35 year old woman with breast cancer (with bone metastases), what are the therapies available with:

- Highest remission rates at five years?

- Lowest nausea rates during therapy?

- Least hair loss?

- Outcomes above and lowest costs?

Goal: Include multiple types of research designs,

organized by level of evidence

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Outline

The Problem With Finding Evidence

Presentation Outline

  • Example of a Clinical Question
  • The Problems With Evidence
  • Current Resources

- Evidence Matters

  • Accolades, Awards & Activities
  • How To Access
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Outline

The Problem With Finding Evidence

Challenges - Philosophical

  • Evidence can sometimes be rigid
  • Evidence should inform, not dictate
  • Leave room for experience, judgment
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Outline

The Problem With Finding Evidence

Challenges - Practical

  • Evidence can be slow/hard to amass
  • Evidence can be slow/hard to synthesize
  • No standardization of outcomes
  • Varying levels of evidence

- Contradictory findings

  • Timeliness of synthesized resources vary
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Outline

Presentation Outline

  • Example of a Clinical Question
  • The Problem With Finding Evidence
  • Current Resources

- Evidence Matters

  • Accolades, Awards & Activities
  • How To Access
spectrum of professional literature
Spectrum of Professional Literature

Ask a Question

Do above

Choose Concept/Keyword

Do above

Choose Concept Term

Customized Answer

Construct Question

“Metaanalysis”

Can “Drill-down” to get

- Reference Lists

Research Resources

- Expert/Researcher

(+/- evidence)

- Library Collections

Find

Apply

Read

Synthesize

- Index Medicus

  • Medline/Pubmed
  • Evidence Matters

(“Metagraph”)

- Text

- Article Summaries

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Spectrum of Professional Literature

Traditional Opinion

Evidence-Based

Cancer Focus

The Spectrum of Professional Literature

UpToDate

Cochrane ACP Clinical Evidence

MDConsult

Harrison’s Online

Medline

Evidence Matters

- Daily Updates

- Multiple types of research

  • Graph Summary Views
  • User-defined
  • Outcomes-based
  • Summaries of every article
  • Multilingual
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Outline

Presentation Outline

  • Example of a Clinical Question
  • The Problem With Finding Evidence
  • Current Resources

- Evidence Matters

  • Accolades, Awards & Activities
  • How To Access
em feature summary
EM Feature Summary

Feature Summary

- Daily Updates

- Multiple types of research

- Graph Summary Views

- User-defined comparisons

- Outcomes-based

  • Summaries of every article
  • Multilingual
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Outline

Presentation Outline

  • Example of a Clinical Question
  • The Problem With Finding Evidence
  • Current Resources

- Evidence Matters

  • Accolades, Awards & Activities
  • How To Access
accolades from test users
Accolades from Test Users

« This is the most time-friendly device for medical information I’ve ever seen »

« I cannot believe this will not become the new standard of care »

« I find it hard to get medical articles from the MEDLINE database, but this is easy and fast »

Dr. George Michaels Assistant professor Family Medicine McGill University, Assistant Physician-in-Chief St-Mary’s Hospital

Dr. Campbell Davies, Gastroenterologist, St. Mary’s Hospital

awards
Awards

2003

• Best Company – Samson Belair Deloitte Touche Investors night - $5 000 prize

2002

• Finalist for Best New Company in Canada, Canadian Youth Business Foundation• December 2002: $350 000 Federal grant signed from CANARIE • Financial backing from MedTech Partners inc.

2001

• Governor’s Circle: Best New Company - $20 000 grant from City of Montreal, “Fondation du Maire de Montreal”

activities 2003
Activities - 2003

September

• KU-03: Knowledge Utilization / Transfer Colloquium, KU-UC/CHSRF/CIHR,

Invited Speaker

June

• CHLA 2003, EBL, in Edmonton, Alberta. Paper presentation, Poster

• USMLA 2003, San Diego. Registrant

February

• TEKT Think Tank, CIHR - Vancouver, B.C.

• McGill Medical Class - Invited Speaker, class on Evidence Based Medicine

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Outline

Presentation Outline

  • Example of a Clinical Question
  • The Problem With Finding Evidence
  • Current Resources

- Evidence Matters

  • Accolades, Awards & Activities
  • How To Access
access to our system
Access to Our System

2) Some Content always free

1) Free Trials available in 3-6 months

3) Subscription to the rest

4) Browser-based (no installation)

5) Leave your contact information or contact us

to be notified of the launch and trials

Questions: ContactUs@EvidenceMatters.com