Live Conferences

The American Academy of Neurology offers evidence-based medicine education in a variety of formats for all learning types. In addition to distance learning options, the AAN offers an EBM course yearly at its Annual Meeting, a weekend classroom training every other year, and a variety of experiential options to help all learning styles become proficient in EBM. 

Classroom Training Options

Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) Training Course

Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) Training Course: Earn 13 CME credits in this two-day comprehensive statistical analysis and methodology course.

What You'll Improve: 

  • Knowledge of quality improvement, population health, and patient-centered care.
  • Insight of strong evidence in clinical trials and research.
  • Critical analysis skills.
  • Navigation and understanding of research available to neurologists.

Training Curriculum

Participants will receive the full curriculum of EBM education, including:

  • Didactic lectures with presenter notes (PowerPoint presentations).
  • Article deconstruction or data set activities accompanied by detailed critical analysis.
  • Practical learning tools based on real clinical examples.
  • Outcome measurement tools (pre-tests, post-tests, module evaluations).
  • Ongoing access to EBM expert faculty and staff for program implementation help.
  • 13 credits CME (Continuing Medical Education) for the training.

Training Details

AAN holds this popular classroom training every other year at its headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. Look for marketing and details for a course in September 2016. 

The training is only $250 for AAN members ($350 for non-members).

Please contact Shannon Merillat with any questions. 

Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) Courses at the Annual Meeting

Bedside Evidence-based Medicine: How to Find and Deconstruct Articles in Order to Take Care of Patients 

Upon completing this course, participants will:

  • Understand the principles of EBM and critical review, and how to apply these to the bedside practice of neurology
  • Be able to deconstruct published articles addressing diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic questions; assess their accuracy and rigor; and make appropriate evidence-based clinical decisions at the bedside based on their assessment
  • Be able to dramatically reduce their susceptibility to being misled by bias and the misuse of statistical procedures
  • Feel comfortable developing, investigation, and publishing findings of their own clinical research questions. 

Learn more about AAN's 2016 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Please contact Shannon Merillat with any questions. 

Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) Toolkit

AAN's Evidence-based Medicine Toolkit is an online resource library specifically designed for program directors and residents. 

Program Directors (or designees) who have participated in the EBM Training Course should have access to the online EBM Toolkit. This Toolkit will sunset in 2017, and EBM Online will become the primary teaching resource for Program Directors and Residents.

If you have questions about EBM Toolkit, please contact Shannon Merillat.

Apply Your EBM Skills in Guideline and Measure Development

AAN is looking for individuals with methodology and evidence-based medicine skills to participate in guideline and measure development and dissemination.

Learn more about the guideline process, and the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation (GDDI) Subcommittee of the Practice Committee of the AAN.

Learn more about measure development, and the Quality and Safety Subcommittee (QSS) of the Practice Committee of the AAN.

Contact Shannon Merillat at for more details about AAN's guideline process or to get involved with GDDI.

Contact Erin Hagen for more details about AAN's measure process or to get involved with QSS.


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