This course provides training to improve clinicians’ skills in reading the medical literature and applying it to clinical practice. The course will define the role of evidence in making clinical decisions, and identify unique issues related to the use of evidence-based medicine in a complementary medicine practice. By the end of the course, participants will be able to: • Understand how the type of clinical questions influence the choice of resources • Categorize resources into studies, syntheses, synopses, summaries & systems • Appraise the validity of articles, systematic reviews and observational studies • Identify opportunities to incorporate evidence-based medicine into their practice • Identify tools for data collection in clinical practice
Heather Zwickey, PhD & Angela Senders, ND, MCR
Heather Zwickey, PhD Heather Zwickey, Dean of Research at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), director of Helfgott Research Institute, and Professor of Immunology, trained at the world renowned National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver. She received a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and then went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. In 2003, Dr. Zwickey launched the Helfgott Research Institute at the NCNM where she applies her immunology expertise to natural medicine, and actively trains students and faculty how to interpret the medical literature and how to conduct clinical research in natural medicine. Angela Senders, ND, MCR Dr. Angela Senders is the Assistant Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and the co-chair of the Master of Science in Global Health Program at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM). She received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from NCNM in 2005, and in 2011 she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship with the Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurological Diseases at Oregon Health & Science University to study mind-body medicine in a larger health care context. She completed a Master of Clinical Research in 2014 and currently investigates the impact of psychological stress and mindfulness in multiple sclerosis. She teaches in the Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research program at NCNM.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Saturday 9-5pm