Christine A. Willis
Director of Knowledge Management & Learning Resources
Shepherd Center

A Clinician’s Guide to Finding and Interpreting Data to Support Your Evidence-Based Practice IC27



Christine A. Willis
Director of Knowledge Management & Learning Resources
Shepherd Center

DAY Sunday 14 April 2019

TIME 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

FORMAT 4-hours instructional course, Hands-on Workshop


TOPIC AREAS Cross-Cutting, Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)

CAREER LEVEL  Introductory



Physicians, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Other healthcare professionals (e.g. Case Managers) who want an overview or refresher of evidence-based searching basics.


Course Description

The course is open to any interested physicians, therapists, nurses, or other healthcare professionals who seek to learn how to find and interpret evidence to support clinical practice. Participants will demonstrate the ability to utilize PubMed effectively to find published articles from peer-reviewed journals relevant to a specific clinical research question. During this time clinicians will formulate a PICO question and demonstrate the ability to conceptualize their overall research goals.  After participants formulate their PICO question they will determine key words to search in PubMed, filter search results, and other valuable features of PubMed.  Once articles have been found pertaining to the participant’s PICO questions and research interests, they will learn how to interpret different types of analyses.  Information will be presented to help participants understand basic statistical analysis and levels of evidence for the appropriate interpretation and application of results. The instructor will provide hands-on demonstration time for participants to apply what has been discussed in the course.



Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to define a searchable clinical or research question and to utilize PubMed to find published articles from peer-reviewed journals relevant to that specific clinical research question.
  2. Understand and describe different study designs and their relative contribution to the evidence base for rehabilitation.
  3. Differentiate the main components of qualitative versus quantitative research methods.
  4. Describe how to interpret results of statistical analyses.

CME/CEUS 4 Hours

ACRM ATI provides CME/CEUs for the following disciplines:

  • Case Managers (CCMC)
  • Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
  • Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Nurses (ANCC)
  • Occupational Therapists (AOTA)
  • Physical Therapists (FSBPT-24 states)
  • Physicians (ACCME-CME)
  • Psychologists (APA Division 22)
  • Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Speech Therapists (ASHA)


4 hours of live instruction, continuing education credit processing, access to presentation slides (if provided by presenters), NON-ACRM members receive introductory 6- month membership.



Early Bird rate $49 for members and $99 for non-members      and that includes CME / CEU processing. See the rate tables here.

We encourage you to register early      before tickets are gone. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Limited space available


The secret sauce for your career


Discounted for ACRM members, the ACRM Spring Meeting offers instructional courses with continuing education credits in your choice of up to 11 disciplines.

Jump in, get involved, meet and work with ACRM members face-to-face in a casual setting. This event is all about getting research into practice in a supercharged atmosphere and a friendly, collaborative, and inspiring environment.


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The ACRM Spring Meeting is a venue for face-to-face collaborating of many interdisciplinary ACRM community groups and committees — the heart of ACRM. Come find your tribe and become a member of the vibrant ACRM community.


Ridiculously inexpensive? Yep. That’s because we believe in getting the research to practice ASAP. And we think that having a low-cost to attend is a good way to do that.

Early Bird rates are as low as $49 for members and $99 for non-members — and that includes CME / CEU processing. Are you kidding me?!? Nope. See the rate tables here.

We encourage you to register early — before tickets are gone. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.


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ACRM attendees are all kinds of rehabilitation professionals — from researchers to clinicians (including
doctors, nurses, PT assistants, hospital administrators to name just a few) to consumers, family, caregivers, and
more. Everyone is invited and warmly welcomed at ACRM.

They span a wide spectrum of experience from students to well-seasoned pros and hail from the largest
rehabilitation institutions and universities to one-person solopreneurs.
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