Critical Appraisal of the Spine Literature: The Fundamentals
Course DetailsDate: 11 January 2018
Venue: Toulouse, France (Institut Franco-Européen de Chiropraxie)
Fee: EUROSPINE/IFEC members: €100; non-members: €120
Registration: Will be open as of September 2017
This is a collaborative arrangement between IFEC and EUROSPINE.
Programme (1.6 MB)
Course Director and FacultyCourse Director: Rachid Salmi, MD PhD
Pierre Côté, DC PhD
Margareta Nordin, Dr. Med. Sci.
Local host: Olivier Lanlo
Course DescriptionThis course will provide participants with the necessary skills to critically appraise the quality of the spine literature. Specifically, the course will introduce basic study designs and discuss the main threats to the validity of clinical studies. Learning methods include didactic lectures and a workshop. Recently published papers will be used in the workshop. The topics covered in the course include: randomised clinical trails, cohorts studies, case-series, case study, selection bias, measurement bias and confounding. Participants will learn to use a critical appraisal tool to assess the quality of randomised control trials and cohort studies.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course the participant will be able to: