Health Care Renewal bloggers are scheduled to make some presentations this spring.
First, I will be participating in a special symposium on comparative effectiveness research at the Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM) annual meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. The session will be on Friday, April 11, 2008 from 10:30 AM - Noon, co-sponsored by the Sydenham Society, entitled, "Comparative Effectiveness: What, How, and Who?" I will be emphasizing the importance of transparency and avoiding conflicts of interest.
Second, Dr Wally R Smith and I will be presenting a short course on challenges and threats to evidence-based practice at the European meeting of the Society for Medicine Decision Making (SMDM) in Engleberg, Switzerland. The session will be on Sunday, June 1, 2008, and is entitled, "Why Aren’t Physicians’ Practices Evidence-Based? - Cognitive and Environmental Challenges to Evidence-Based Practice."
Major trial casts doubt on leading device to heal bone fractures - An ultrasound device meant to speed healing of bone fractures is ineffective, a study found — though it has been on the market for 22 years.
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