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The 2nd EBESCON was organized from the 19th to 22nd of June 2014.

Venue – Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara

Number of participants - over 450 delegates from across the country

Pre conference workshops and conference deliberations over a period of four days

Preconference workshop – All workshops were of half days with following details-

A total of 17 workshops were held over 2 consecutive days i.e. 19th & 20th of June 2014 in which nearly 450 participants across the country took part.

Workshop Title 

Faculty Name 

Duration 

1. Systematic Review & Meta analysis          

Dr. Gordon Guyatt 

Half day (2 workshops)

2. Systematic Review & Meta analysis

Dr. Regina Kunz 

Half day (2 workshops)

3. GRADE

Dr. Regina Kunz

Half day (2 workshops)

4. GRADE

Dr. Gorden Guyatt 

Half day (2 workshops)

5. Evidence Based Journal Club

Dr. Stuat Logan 

Half day (2 workshops)

6. Applied Biostatistics

Dr. Kameshwar Prasad 

Half day (2 workshops)

7. Evidence Based Healthcare

Dr. Subramanium 

Half day (2 workshops)

8. Quality Evidence Generating Research (QEGR)

Dr. Niraj Pandit

Half day (2 workshops)

9. Research paper writing

Dr. Anita Jain (BMJ)

Half Day (1 workshop)

 

The international and national key note speakers were Dr. Gordon Guyatt, Canada; Dr Stuart Logan, UK; Dr Regina Kunz, Switzerland; Dr Gurinder Wadhwa, USA; The sessions were on past, present and future of EBM, adopting EBHC in clinical practice, EBES implementation strategies, methods to teach EBP, getting best out of diagnostic tests, how to avoid being misled by medical literature and commercial corruption of evidence - problem and solution.

The conference was not only about academics all throughout. There was a delightful entertainment program in the evening for the delegates. All in all EBESCON 2014 succeeded in bringing together the who’s who in Evidence Based Healthcare under one roof and providing a great platform for their interaction.