Accreditation Courses in Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)

The accreditation that these courses offer meets the EBM training requirements in place for any members who wish to participate in efforts to develop guidelines, systematic reviews, or appropriate use criteria. Successful completion of Part I has also been established as a requirement for current and newly appointed committee members serving on the Education, Health Policy, Research, or Standards Divisions. Participation is also a worthwhile investment for members who want to serve as journal reviewers, and for those who simply wish to increase their knowledge and competence in critically assessing the evidence.

PART I. ASSESSING STUDIES OF TREATMENT

7.5 CME Credits
Physician Member: $300
Division Members: FREE

This course will consist of didactic sessions on the principles of evidence, statistical tools for the analysis of evidence, and categorization of studies. It will be accompanied by small group activities on critically assessing studies of treatment. Participants seeking accreditation will be required to complete a two-part examination. A short test will be administered at the end of the course, and participants will be asked to complete and submit within one week a take-home test covering principles, the calculation of statistics, and the critical appraisal of studies of treatment.

Participants who successfully demonstrate competence on the examination will obtain The Spine Intervention Society EBM-accreditation in the appraisal of evidence in studies of treatment. This accreditation is a prerequisite for enrollment in The Spine Intervention Society Accreditation Course in Evidence-Based Medicine: Part II. Assessing Studies of Diagnostic Tests and Strategies.

PART II. ASSESSING STUDIES OF DIAGNOSTIC TESTS AND STRATEGIES

7.0 CME Credits
Physician Member: $300
Division Members: FREE

Participation is by invitation only. The Spine Intervention Society accreditation in the appraisal of evidence in studies of treatment is a prerequisite for enrollment in this course.

This course will consist of didactic sessions highlighting key concepts and statistical tools required for critiquing evidence regarding diagnostic tests and strategies. It will be accompanied by small group activities on critically assessing these studies. Participants seeking accreditation will be required to complete a two-part examination. A short test will be administered at the end of the course, and participants will be asked to complete and submit within one week a take-home test covering principles, the calculation of statistics, and the critical appraisal of studies of diagnostic tests and strategies.

Participants who successfully demonstrate competence on the examination will obtain The Spine Intervention Society EBM-accreditation in the appraisal of evidence in studies of diagnostic tests and strategies.

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