EVIDENCE-BASED EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Present: Jim Celentano, Peter Dayan, Barney Eskin, Peter Wyer and Ben Yeh.
The meeting was called to order at 5:20 PM by Peter Wyer
Minutes of the March meeting were reviewed and approved.
Y2K EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
NYAM WORKSHOP 2000
The workshop will be held October 2-5, 2000. Bill Cordell from Indiana has been invited and agreed to come as a tutor; Peter Wyer has volunteered to tutor one of the IM groups. Thus far we have received 8 applications for the workshop. Greg Almond, chairman at Metropolitan Hospital is interested in having his faculty attend the workshop and may have up to 8 participants among them himself. Peter Dayan will arrange to have the course materials posted on the website rather than have extensive mailings. So far we yet to obtain funding for the major expenses of the workshop.
PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE FELLOWS' WORKSHOP
Peter Dayan is continuing with plans for the workshop August 17 and 18 at Columbia University. Peter Wyer will be the cotutor with Peter Dayan. John Brennan (Livingston, NJ), who has attended the McMaster workshop, will be the tutor-trainee at the workshop. The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine has given $1600 to fund the workshop.
Discussion was initiated about the possibility of offering formal membership in the Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine Working Group. Membership could be individual or institutional. Benefits of institutional memberships might include our giving a lecture at the institution each year and/or site visits for journal club. We could also publish a newsletter which could include systematic clinical question reviews.
Barney Eskin also proposed a web-based EBM course on our web site that would award CME credits for participants.
PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH
The paper on the Journal Club Bank that Peter Wyer and Ben Yeh submitted for publication was rejected. They plan on continuing pursuing its publication.
Barney Eskin proposed that the evaluation of the last NYAM course in 1999 would benefit from further follow-up of participants. As Phil Hubel had done in a preliminary way, he suggested calling various programs and asking them what their use of EBM and EBM resources has been recently.
The next monthly meeting will be held at the NY Academy of Medicine, 1215 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd St.) at
5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 6th. Food will be available.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:10 PM.