Evidence Synthesis Ireland

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When enough is enough. How to determine when the evidence for the effectiveness of a treatment is sufficient?

Presented By: Prof. Hans Lund, Associate Prof. Carsten Juhl

This webinar was co-hosted with HRB-TMRN & Cochrane Ireland.

Hans Lund is Professor at Centre for Evidence-Based Practice at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences in Bergen, Norway. After 10 years working with rehabilitation of elderly and teaching Hans Lund got involved in promoting and teaching Evidence-Based Practice. Following his PhD his research focus was rehabilitation (focus on physical exercise) of patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis simultaneously with editing and authoring textbooks in physiotherapy, rehabilitation and evidence-based practice among others. During those years, he was founder and chairman of The Danish Society for Research in Physiotherapy. In 2007 Hans Lund was employed as Director of Studies of a multidisciplinary Master program in rehabilitation at University of Southern Denmark. Shortly after, he established the first Master program in Physiotherapy in Denmark with the aim of creating a solid foundation for an evidence-based physiotherapy practice and better possibilities for Danish physiotherapists to achieve a PhD.

Carsten Juhl is Associate Professor at the Research Unit for Musculoskeletal Function and Physiotherapy and head of the Master Program at the University of Southern Denmark. Further he is employed as senior researcher at Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev and Gentofte. He has been promoting Evidence-Based Practice since 2001. After finishing his Ph.D., he has performed systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the treatment in patients with musculoskeletal disorder and meta-epidemiologic studies investigating impact of bias and choice of outcome. He has performed clinical studies in Low back pain, Chronic obstructive lung disease and osteoarthritis. He is an editor at the Cochrane Osteoarthritis satellite and has been teaching in systematic reviews and meta-analysis on a Ph.D. level for several years and supervising Ph.D. students in performing systematic review and meta-analysis.