LAST EBCP Workshop


week of JUNE 12 - 17, 2022

Registration will open in FALL 2021






McMaster held the first of what became the Evidence-based health care workshop under Dave Sackett’s leadership in 1982.  The name has evolved, and our team has been organizing since 1993, but the mission has remained the same.  That mission, that included training a sufficient cadre of individuals to teach EBM around the world, is now near completion.


We had decided to hold a final celebratory workshop in 2020 but were derailed by COVID-19.  We decided to delay until 2021, and this is the time of year when we had planned to begin serious preparations for the 2021 workshop.  We paused, however, to consider the possibility that the COVID-19 situation might prevent us from holding our final celebratory workshop in person (the only satisfactory way to hold the workshop).

After very serious consideration, we have decided that the risk of being unable to hold the in-person workshop were too great to proceed.


We remain fully and enthusiastically committed to hold our FINAL EBCP Workshop, but now in June of 2022.


We hope that when you turn your mind to plans for 2022 you will consider joining us at our final celebratory workshop.



At McMaster our workshops are offered with three integral parts. If you are new to EBM, or want to start the week with a brief review, we recommend our optional Pre-Course that will focus on Basic EBM Concepts. If you are interested in developing your own curriculm at your institution, we recommend  our new optional Post-Course focusing on Developing an EBHC Curriculum. We anticipate that this will ensure you get the full benefit of learning during the workshop week. During the EBCP Workshops we dive in to complex concepts of EBM, teaching you how to improve your practice and teach concepts to others around you.



Workshop course description and agenda.

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Course Accreditation

A designated accredited provider for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada...

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Registration for EBCP Workshops 2022 will open in the Fall 2021.

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  • “Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of the McMaster Evidence Based Clinical Practice Workshop is its ability to instill a life-long passion and appreciation for evidence based medicine, as well as the confidence to apply newly discovered skills, all in a fun and non-threatening environment with learners from around the world.”

    Walter N Dehority, MD

  • “It has been kind of a magical experience, like smoothly being transported to a different way of thinking. Everybody was engaged, from the administrative team to tutors, tutor trainees and librarians making a friendly atmosphere to intensively work in. I recommend everybody who still has an open mind and the will to improve in many different ways to attend this course. Thanks for letting me be part of it!”

    Carlos Torrens Canovas, PhD

  • “I was a first time attendee. The quality of the teachers was outstanding. EBM is lifelong learning and the workshop was very successful in giving me a framework to build upon, self-learn and educate according to my clinical work. I strongly recommend this course and I will certainly do this course again.”

    Saurabh Parasramka MD

  • “People all over the world come to attend this workshop. It is very nice to hear that the process of understanding evidence based medicine is very similar. We really need to have more meetings like this. This is a great moment to clarify our doubts and expand our knowledge of this subject. I will come back again next year.”

    Maria das Neves Dantas da Silveira Barros, PhD

  • “I attended to the workshop during 2016 (improve practice stream) and 2017 (teaching stream), first as an internal medicine resident, and last time as chief resident. The EBCP workshop was a great experience and helped me improve my abilities on critical appraisal of the evidence. It also provided me with many tools for enhancing the quality of the journal club sessions at my service, and developing teaching strategies for many topics regarding evidence based medicine, including the design of an EBM curriculum. It has a well organized and dynamic structure that facilitates the learning process in the field. It was my first experience working together with librarians. They provided me important insight on literature searching in many databases. Overall, the workshop represented a comprehensive approach to many fields of EBM: obtaining reliable evidence on specific questions, developing critical appraisal strategies for optimal application of evidence results, gaining skilled tools to teach and coordinate small and large group sessions at my setting and obtaining knowledge from every colleague in the small groups. In summary, the acquired knowledge improved my personal skills through learning and teaching and therefore I am able to provide better medical attention to my patients.”

    Victoria Sáenz, MD

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