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Patient Worthy Medicine: The Art and Science of Evidence Based Practice


Technology can be used to optimize finding, appraising and discussing medical evidence. Interprofessional collaboration between medical clinicians, designers, technology innovators and information specialists can improve patient care. Patient Worthy Medicine 2016 During this two-day event, participants will be guided through the process of evidence-based practice. Strategies for using technology to both find valid medical evidence and stay medically up-to-date will be highlighted. Various databases, online appraisal tools and social media will be highlighted.
The conference is being held at the beautiful Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in the historic library.
Breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception included in registration and provide a great opportunity for networking and building collaborations. Behind-the-scenes tours of the Academy available.


Distinguished, world-renowned international presenters including:

  • Dr. Allen Shaughnessy, Senior Editor of Essential Evidence Plus, Consulting Editor for Dynamed and co-creator of Information Mastery – Keynote Speaker
  • Dr. Edward Livingston, Deputy Editor for Clinical Content of JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.
  • Dr. Rod Jackson, New Zealand cardiovascular risk factor epidemiologist will discuss his GATE tool for critical appraisal remotely with live Q&A.
  • Dr. Janina Iwaszko & Mr. Neil Howie, PA-R from University of Worcester, England address understanding measurements of risk and randomized control trials
  • Mr. David Allen, mastectomy scar tattoo artist, will discuss the use of empathy while employing technical skills
  • Ms. Adrian Banning, PA-C, recently recognized as one of billypenn.com's Philadelphia’s “Who’s Next in Health” will present strategies for using search terms and databases for finding relevant information quickly with medical librarian, Gary Childs as well as how to use social media to stay medically up-to-date.

Consider attending if you have an interest in medical innovation or use evidence-based medicine in any capacity. (Professionals and students welcome: medical technology consumers or innovators, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physicians, registered nurses, public health workers, medical librarians, medical database specialists, pharmacists, academic faculty, clinical, medical journalists, info-graphic specialists).

Bring your own laptop or tablet.

Hosted by Drexel University's Physician Assistant Department and The Division of Continuing Nursing Education

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University-Historic Library
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 19103
Philadelphia, PA
Map of location


  • Allen Shaughnessy

    Allen Shaughnessy

    Allen F. Shaughnessy, PharmD, MMedEd is Professor, Department of Family Medicine of Tufts

  • David Allen

    David Allen

    Because of his multi-faceted talents and experience, Mr. Allen has been invited to speak across the

  • Edward Livingston

    Edward Livingston

    Edward H. Livingston, M.D., F.A.C.S., A.G.A.F., has served as Deputy Editor for Clinical

  • Rod Jackson

    Rod Jackson

    Rod Jackson is a professor of epidemiology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is

  • Ellen Feld

    Ellen Feld

    Ellen D. Feld, MD, FACP, Clinical Associate Professor, is the Medical Director of Drexel

  • Janina Iwaszko

    Janina Iwaszko

    Janina has a background in scientific research with a PhD in Medical Biophysics. Then followed

  • Adrian S. Banning

    Adrian S. Banning

    Adrian S. Banning, MMS, PA-C, is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Physician Assistant

  • Albert Rundio

    Albert Rundio

    Dr. Rundio has held various faculty positions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has taught across

  • Neil Howie

    Neil Howie

    Neil started life as an archaeologist but moved to healthcare in 2000. He graduated from the

  • Gary Childs

    Gary Childs

    Gary is the Drexel University Librarian for Nursing and Health Professions. He educates and instructs


  • Drexel University Physician Assistant Program
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