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Vol. LXIV, No. 10
May 11, 2012

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Richardson To Discuss Evidence-Based Medicine, May 17
Dr. Scott Richardson

Dr. Scott Richardson, campus associate dean for curriculum, Georgia Health Sciences University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, will speak at NIH on Thursday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to noon in Bldg. 45, balcony B.

He will discuss the various facets of evidence-based medicine—what it is, why we need it and how to practice it. He will engage in a discussion on how clinicians can learn to practice evidence-based medicine even if they have already completed their formal training. He also will examine what it would take to incorporate evidence-based medicine into the newer curricula of medical schools, illustrating how his teaching institution is doing this.

Richardson is an academic general internist at U Ga., where he is professor of medicine. His principal scholarly interests are in clinical epidemiology, evidence-based health care and medical education. He is a co-author of the book by Straus et al., Evidence-based Medicine: How To Practice and Teach It, Fourth Edition (2011). He is a member of the international evidence-based medicine working group, which authored the users’ guides to the medical literature series in the Journal of the American Medical Association, now published in book form. Richardson continues to work on the challenges of integrating evidence into clinical decisions, particularly in clinical diagnosis. He also is working to incorporate evidence into the new curriculum at his institution and in medical education at all levels.

The seminar is sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention, NIAAA and NCI. Registration is not required; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language interpreters will be provided. Those who require reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Paris Watson at or (301) 496-6615.

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