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1 Creative Commons Overdiagnosis and Lung Cancer Screening Recent results of the NELSON Lung Cancer Screening Trial reports reductions in lung-cancer survival but not overall survival - The desire to detect disease even earlier means Overdiagnosis is on the rise. Carl Heneghan 14 Feb 2020
2 Creative Commons When meta-analyses of the same question find different things Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce discusses a case study of systematic reviews of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation, looking across meta-analyses in this area. Jamie Hartmann-Boyce 03 Feb 2020
3 Conflicts of Interest in Medicine: Why it’s time for a UK Sunshine Act Should doctors with commercial interests lead research on their products? Should we forget ‘conflicts’ and discuss ‘declarations of interest’ instead? Who should hold and maintain conflicts of interest registers for doctors? Carl Heneghan 21 Jan 2020
4 Creative Commons Realist research in practice - informing a new TB policy in Georgia Professor Bruno Marchal gives a talk illustrating the principles of realist evaluation using the case of the development of a new Tuberculosis control policy in Georgia. Bruno Marchal 29 Nov 2019
5 Creative Commons Evidence isn't enough: The politics and practicalities of communicating health research The logic and principles behind the drive for evidence-based health care are so compelling that often the limitations of evidence go unacknowledged. Oli Williams 27 Nov 2019
6 Operationalising the potential of Applied Digital Health research The increased reliance of health systems on the digital record as the primary mechanism for storing data on consultations and other health interactions has opened new opportunities for research, healthcare innovation, and health policy. Richard Hobbs 27 Nov 2019
7 Everything is a poison Professor Jeffrey Aronson, Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, gives a talk on dose-response curves for the EBHC podcast series. Jeffrey Aronson 29 Oct 2019
8 Safe and effective drugs: The need to use all the available evidence to inform the effectiveness of commonly used medicines Carl Heneghan, Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine, employs evidence-based methods to research diagnostic reasoning, test accuracy and communicating diagnostic results to a wider audience. Carl Heneghan 21 Oct 2019
9 The secret diary of a health ethnographer - what's it *really* like doing qualitative observation in operating rooms, ambulances, triage call centres and other health care settings? This guest lecture draws on nearly thirty years' experience of doing qualitative research in a variety of health settings that contain people, blood, injury, disease, emotions, and technologies. Catherine Pope 03 Jul 2019
10 Big data in heart failure - opportunities and realities The global health burden of heart failure is high, both as the common end-point for many cardiovascular diseases (e.g. hypertension and heart attacks) and a common point on the trajectory of non-cardiovascular diseases (e.g. chronic respiratory disease). Amitava Banerjee 03 Jul 2019
11 Evidence-Based Manifesto for better healthcare Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Carl Heneghan 10 Oct 2018
12 Vagina Dialogues: Challenging Stigmas around Menstruation, Menopause and Female Sexuality Communication taboos surround many aspects of women’s health and wellbeing, from menstruation to menopause to sexual pleasure. Annalise Weckesser 22 Jun 2018
13 Value-based healthcare: Health economics re-packaged or re-packaging health economics? Sir Muir Gray and Lucy Abel debate: Is value-based health care nothing more than health economics re-packaged or is health economics nothing more than only one of the six contributors to value-based healthcare? Muir Gray, Lucy Abel 16 May 2018
14 Launch of new website to catalogue biases affecting health and medical research Professor Carl Heneghan and Dr David Nunan from the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine presented the launch of a new website that catalogues the important biases affecting health and medical research. Carl Heneghan, David Nunan, Sir Iain Chalmers 05 Feb 2018
15 Beyond accuracy: Evidence gaps and unintended consequences. Factors influencing utility of point-of-care diagnostic tests Point-of-care or near-patient-tests, are as these descriptors suggest, medical diagnostic tests which can be performed by a clinician, patient, or carer of a patient, without the need for samples to be transported to laboratories. Phil Turner 30 Jan 2018
16 The Future of Healthcare - Evidencer and Value Based Muir Gray is now working with both NHS England and Public Health England to bring about a transformation of care with the aim of increasing value for both populations and individuals. Here he gives a talk on improving healthcare systems. Muir Gray 19 Jan 2018
17 Creative Commons How we change behaviour and what to do to support it: lessons from randomised controlled trials and other research Professor Paul Aveyard, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences gives a talk on behavioural change in evidence based medicine. Paul Aveyard 28 Nov 2017
18 Creative Commons Working 'up' and 'out': how qualitative researchers approach analysis Dr John MacArtney gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare seminar series. John MacArtney 15 Nov 2017
19 Creative Commons Critical Appraisal and EBM in the Real World The overwhelming volume of evidence and its lack of relevance to patient care and decisions means health professionals require skills to sift evidence more efficiently: discarding what doesn't make a difference to focus on evidence that matters for health Carl Heneghan 13 Oct 2017
20 Better evidence for better healthcare manifesto The integration of evidence with clinical expertise and patient values which underpins the delivery of high quality evidence-based medicine. Carl Heneghan 12 Apr 2017
21 Rethinking the epidemic of overdiagnosis Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of "disease" that will never cause symptoms or death during a patient's lifetime. Newer, more accurate technologies, and the desire to detect disease even earlier means Overdiagnosis is on the rise. Carl Heneghan 27 Jan 2017
22 Overdiagnosis and Too Much Medicine How did we get here and how do we get out of the mess Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme Carl Heneghan 03 May 2016
23 Breathalysers, babies and bumps on the road: delving into diagnostic studies Talk by Dr Helen Ashdown regarding three rather different diagnostic studies People: Helen Ashdown Helen Ashdown 03 May 2016