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McMaster Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Workshops

Tutor Trainees 2017

The workshop is offered as a one-week intensive course. Participants will be learning in small groups led by clinical epidemiologists and practitioners from McMaster and other institutions.

Each small group consists of two tutors, one tutor trainee, one research librarian, and up to eight learners.

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Dr. Vahid Ashoorion

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Dr. Vahid Ashoorion

Assistant Professor
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) Iran

I am an assistant professor in medical education at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Iran and I was involved with EBM teaching and tutoring to faculty members and residents.

I have been working with Prof. Gordon Guyatt at McMaster University since 2015 as a visiting faculty member and involved with several systematic reviews and clinical practice guideline projects over my stay at McMaster University.

I have also participated in the family physician residency program with the focus on EBM training while tutoring some sessions in each rotation. I have pursued my interest in Evidence Based Medicine Education by participating in the Evidence-Based Clinical practice workshop as a trainee in 2016 and I will join again the workshop as a tutor-trainee in 2017.

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Dr. Natalia Causada Calo

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Dr. Natalia Causada Calo

MD, Postdoctoral Fellow
FARNCOMBE - Family Digestive Health Research Institute
McMaster University

I am a Gastroenterologist from Argentina, currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute where I focus on clinical research related to chronic gastrointestinal conditions.

In my practice in Buenos Aires, I see patients with functional GI disorders; colorectal cancer and I treat and follow patients with gastrointestinal bleeding.

I am passionate about teaching and divide my time to teach residents and medical students. This was the main reason I participated in the “how to teach EBM” stream of the workshop in 2016. It was a great experience that improved my knowledge and provided me with new teaching strategies to integrate EBM into practice.

In addition, I am a faculty member at the “Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical and Operations Research” (MECOR) program, created by the American Thoracic Society. This is a one-week intensive course carried out in low- and middle-income countries with the aim to build local and regional research capacity, including EBM.

I enjoy photography, reading, traveling and I have recently started biking.

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Ms. Yaping Chang

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Ms. Yaping Chang

PhD Candidate
Dept of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Health Sciences Centre
McMaster University

Yaping Chang graduated from University of Copenhagen and came to Canada from China in 2014. Supervised by Dr. Gordon Guyatt, she is currently a PhD student of Health Research Methodology (HRM) program, McMaster University and has completed a number of systematic reviews.

Research interests include systematic review of infection prevention amongst patients with open fractures using prophylactic antibiotics, prognosis of post-surgical pain and management of patients who had trauma necessitating orthopedic surgeries.

She participated in McMaster Workshop in 2015 and 2016 and is looking forward to sharing experiences, more learning and exercising EBCP.

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Dr. Yutong Fei

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Dr. Yutong Fei

Clinical epidemiologist, acupuncturist and herbalist
Associate Professor
Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

Dr. Yutong Fei spent most of her career in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) teaching Clinical Epidemiology and evidence-based medicine, and conducting clinical trials and systematic reviews.

Dr. Fei is also an acupuncturist and herbalist in clinical practice. She had formal training both in integrative medicine (traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine) and clinical research methodologies (Clinical Epidemiology, Evidence-Based Medicine), which led to ongoing interest in Evidence-Based Clinical Practice.

She is particularly interested in best ways to translate clinical research results to practice to both medical students and clinicians. June 2017 will be her second time tutoring at McMaster Workshop.

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Dr. Bradley Johnston

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Dr. Bradley Johnston

Assistant Professor
Scientist
Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto

Brad has a PhD in Experimental Medicine from the University of Alberta, and has completed post-doctoral training in Evidence-Based Health Care at the University of Oxford, and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University.

His academic interests include health status measurement, and the methodology of systematic reviews, public health guidelines and randomized trials. His work involves the application of these methods to a wide range of areas, with a particular interest in preventive medicine, nutrition and patient-reported outcomes.

Brad is a Scientist at Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute in Toronto, and an Assistant Professor in Clinical Epidemiology with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

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Dr. Jennifer Isenor

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Dr. Jennifer Isenor

Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy and
Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Investigator, Canadian Center for Vaccinology
Scientific Staff, Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, IWK Health Centre

Dr. Isenor is an Assistant Professor at the College of Pharmacy and the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is an investigator with the Canadian Center for Vaccinology and has a Scientific Staff appointment at the IWK Health Centre. She works clinically in Geriatrics at the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

She teaches a variety of pharmacotherapeutic topics and a critical appraisal/evidence-based medicine course to pharmacy students at Dalhousie University.

Her research interests include assessing the use of drug and health information resources by students and clinicians; evaluation of the expanded scope of practice of pharmacists, including immunizing and prescribing; and geriatric-related research.

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Dr. Behnam Sadeghirad

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Dr. Behnam Sadeghirad

PhD Student in Health Research Methodology
Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
McMaster University

Behnam is a pharmacy doctor and holds a Master's degree in Public Health. He is now in the final year of his PhD studies in Health Research Methodology in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University.

Before joining McMaster, he worked as a research associate at Modeling in Health Research Center in Iran. He has been involved in teaching systematic review and meta-analysis concepts and his research focus are methodology of systematic review and meta-analysis, network meta-analysis, and evidence based medicine.

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Dr. Ian Scott

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Dr. Ian Scott

Consultant General Physician and Director
Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane
Associate Professor of Medicine University of Queensland
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine
Monash University

Dr. Ian Scott is consultant general physician and Director of Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Queensland and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Monash University. He currently co-chairs the Queensland Statewide General Medicine Clinical Network.

He has research and teaching interests in evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, patient flow, guideline development, advance care planning, and integrated care. He is a research fellow at the Queensland Centre for Research Excellence in Quality and Safety of Integrated Primary-Secondary Care, is the inaugural chair of the Australian Deprescribing Network, and is a member of Queensland Policy and Advisory Committee on new Technology (QPACT).

Dr. Scott also sits on committees of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Queensland Health, the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care, and the MBS Review Taskforce for Cardiac Services.

He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and is a recipient of several NHMRC and government research grants.

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Dr. Sean Thompson

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Dr. Sean Thompson

Assistant Professor
Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine

I am trained in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics and am currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. I am interested in Evidence-based practice and development of clinical pathways. I also am involved in community advocacy.

Originally from Canada, I was born in Saskatchewan and consider Burlington to be my home town though my parents now live in Dundas which is about 5 minutes from McMaster.

When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and three boys. I try to find time whenever I can to run, preferably on trails, and always enjoy coming back home to run the trails around Dundas Valley.

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Mr. Yuan Ray Zhang

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Mr. Yuan Ray Zhang

PhD candidate in Health Research Methodology Program
Epidemiologist
McMaster University

Mr. Zhang is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Health Research Methodology program at McMaster University.

Mr. Zhang was previously trained at the School of Publica Health of Peking University and received a master degree in epidemiology. He is interested in patient values and preferences, systematic review and meta-analysis, quality of evidence assessment, guideline development, and health technology assessment. He is most interested in the incorporation of patient values and preferences in guideline development.

Mr. Zhang has been involved in teaching of evidence based medicine since 2010, both in Chinese and English, and participated the "How to Teach" stream of McMaster EBCP workshop in 2015 and joined the Chinese group as a tutorial trainee in 2016.