SHARE:   Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linked In Share via Email  

Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) Toolkit 2013

Register Now

Program Description

This program is worth 13.0 CME credits.

Title of Program: Evidence-based Medicine Toolkit

Core Competencies:

Patient Care

Medical Knowledge

Practice Based Learning and Improvement

System Based Practice


Interpersonal Skills and Communication

Teaching Style: Didactic, Interactive/Hands-On

Recommended Audience:

Neurology Program Directors (specifically) and all Program Directors from all specialties

Practicing Neurologists

Neurology-related specialists and advanced practice providers

Course Director: Gary S. Gronseth, MD, FAAN

Course Faculty:

Gary S. Gronseth, MD, FAAN

Michael G. Benatar, MBChB, DPhil, MS, FAAN

Michael Glantz, MD, FAAN

David Preston, MD, FAAN

Don B. Smith, MD, FAAN

Steven R. Messe, MD, FAAN

Program Description:

EBM Toolkit is a 2-day, in-person training to understand and use the principles of evidence-based medicine in medical practice.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

-Formulate a clinical question

-Perform a literature search and retrieve articles

-Obtain high quality technology assessments, reviews, and critical appraisals from national and international sources

-Determine which studies best address the clinical question

-Rate the quality of evidence

-Synthesize the evidence with clinical information

-Present this integrated information during rounds

-Demonstrate competency in/learning of ACGME Core Competencies

-Teach a full EBM training curriculum (if applicable)

-Reinforce a culture of critical analysis and synthesis of the evidence

-Integrate the core curriculum of EBM Toolkit into residency training (if applicable)


The American Academy of Neurology(AAN)/American Academy of Neurology Institute (AANI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Evaluation (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award™ The AAN/AANI designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13 credits of AMA PRA Category1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spend in the educational activity.


Participants should follow instructions to take the pre-test and make preparations for the training, including reading the supporting articles for the training. Participants will attend a 2-day training from September 27-28, 2013. Following the training, participants will be required to complete a post test and submit a brief evaluation of the event to obtain CME credits.

Staff Contact Information:

Please contact Rebecca Penfold-Murray at with any questions regarding this CME activity.

Software/Hardware Needs:

Participants should bring a laptop or device with a USB port. Wi-fi connection will be available for all participants. If participants do not bring a laptop, then any of the printed training materials will be furnished by the participant.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality:

The AAN/AANI will keep confidential and not disclose AAN member and non-member information collected through this online CME activity. The AAN/AANI has adopted and adheres to the Privacy Statement accessible at:


The AAN/AANI owns copyright in the materials used for the classroom training and online repository of resources for EBM Toolkit.

Estimated time to complete:

30 minutes: Pre Test

2 hours: Course Preparation

13+ hours (over 2 days): EBM Toolkit Training

30 minutes: Post Test

30 minutes: evaluation

Date of release: September 28, 2013

CME The AAN/AANI designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13 CME credits. Physicians should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spend in the educational activity. CME is available for one year from date of release, September 28, 2013. No CME for this program will be provided after one year unless the program is reviewed by the AAN/AANI and found current and eligible for CME.

Date of Release

May 1, 2013

This module is eligible for CME credits for one year from the release date.


Dr. Gronseth has received personal compensation for activities with Boehringer Ingleheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. as a speaker. Dr. Gronseth has received research support from American Academy of Neurology, and financial support for serving as AAN's Evidence-based Medicine Methodologist.

Dr. Benatar has received research support from CytRx Corporation.

Dr. Glantz has received personal compensation for activities with SigmaTau as a speaker and scientific advisory board member. Dr. Glantz has received research support from Exelixis Pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Preston has nothing to disclose.

Register Now


Forgot Password?