Tuesday, May 28, 2019 • 15:00 - 16:30
Track 5 - Knowledge Translation
Track Chair: Dr. Jo-Ann Talbot
Room: 106-107

Lost in Translation? Your Search for Solutions Here! - Dr. Jo-Ann Talbot and Dr. Cheri-Lee Adams

Description: Knowledge Translation in the real world: how to get your shop off the journal page and into the resuscitation bay. We share our trials and triumphs implementing a KT program that will take patient care to the next level in your ED.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Review relevant clinical knowledge translation literature.
  2. Discuss innovative approaches for KT implementation.
  3. Discuss detours around potential pitfalls.


  1. You can improve the care your team delivers through thoughtful design.
  2. Change requires engaging the right players from the beginning.
  3. KT in the ED is challenging but rewarding!

Dr. Jo-Ann Talbot is passionate about continuing professional development and evidence based clinical practice. She taught the McMaster Evidence Based Clinical Practice Course, the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) Course and the Knowledge Translation course (TEACH) at the New York Academy of Medicine. She is currently the Atlantic Regional CPD educator for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and works at the Saint John Regional Hospital in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Born and raised in rural New Brunswick, I came home to roost with my pups as full time clinical faculty in our regional ED and have a flare for KT.

Critical Appraisal of the Emergency Medicine Literature: Lessons Learned from BEEM - Dr. Andrew Worster and Ms. Shelley McLeod

Description: BEEM (Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine) developed, validated and published a literature rating tool to identify the most clinically relevant studies in EM. BEEM’s expert research methodologists have conducted structured critical appraisals of 100’s of EM studies since 2004 and have many insights for clinicians on what to look for in the EM literature.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Know the BEEM 5S Rule for detecting weak randomized controlled trials.
  2. Know the fragility index and why it is important for clinicians.
  3. Know why we shouldn’t believe the Number Needed to Treat from systematic reviews.


  1. Sampling method and size are predictors of multiple study flaws.
  2. There is no place for p-values in modern health research.
  3. The difference between high and low quality studies is peer-review funding.

Dr. Andrew Worster is a staff emergency physician and professor of emergency medicine and Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University. He is the current Director and Editor-in-Chief of the not-for-profit, international knowledge translation project, Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM). He is an investigator for multiple clinical studies funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Ms. McLeod is a Clinical Epidemiologist and Research Director at the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute (SREMI) at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She has over 15 years of experience working in emergency medicine and has published over 50 peer reviewed manuscripts in a varied array of emergency medicine topics.