This workshop aims to help health professionals interpret the findings of research studies to help them in their every day practice.

Activities will concentrate on developing participants’ skills in the analysis of the most important aspects of study design and the reporting of results. During the session we will cover some of the more common pitfalls in the interpretation of scientific studies. There will be a limited discussion about some basic statistical concepts, but the remainder of the session will avoid statistics entirely. The workshop is best suited to attendees who have a basic understanding of research and an interest in understanding whether new information presented to them should change what they do.

About the Presenter: Bob Dunn

Bob is an Emergency Physician with 30 years of experience in clinical practice in a variety of settings who also has qualifications in management and applied languages.

He is currently Director of Clinical and Academic Emergency Medicine at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and is the Editor in Chief of The Emergency Medicine Manual.

Through his roles in various educational organisations, Bob has helped promote training in organisational behaviour and interpersonal skills to help develop effective team working skills in medical staff, and was one of the driving forces behind the introduction of these ‘soft’ skills into Emergency Medicine and early post-graduate medical training. He is also a qualified MBTI assessor and Professional Development Program for Registrars instructor.

Bob has been a section editor for the journal, Emergency Medicine Australasia, as well as Chair of the ACEM Trainee Research Committee and judge for the ACEM Research Award. Through this work he has conducted detailed reviews of many hundreds of research projects.

He has a special interest in emergency ultrasonography and over 15 years of experience in point of care ultrasound and echocardiography.

He is ACEM Regional Censor for SA/NT, and serves on the ACEM Council of Education, and the   ACEM Examinations Committee as Examiner Lead.

Topics being presented at EMSA 2018:

  • Personalities and teams
  • Interpreting health literature