22nd Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine (PARM) Annual Convention
PARM Probes: Stroke and Low Back Pain
Implementing Global Evidence to Clinical Practice
Parallel Session for Allied Health Professionals
February 11, 2012
8:00 am – 12nn
Venue: St. Louie University- Center for Culture and the Arts (SLU-CCA), Baguio City
Registration fee: Php 400
This parallel session will provide allied health professionals a working knowledge of the use of evidence to guide and underpin clinical practice to improve health care provided to patients. Dr. Karen Grimmer-Somers is the Director of the International Centre of Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE)based in the University of South Australia. She has been a leader in Evidence Based Practice(EBP) in allied health and has attracted funding for numerous projects in the area of EBP such as clinical practice guidelines for the Screening, Diagnosis and Management of Glaucoma and Guidelines for the Management of Elbow pain. Ms. Janine Margarita Dizon is currently a PhD scholar at the University of South Australia and works as a research assistant of iCAHE. Her dissertation is the Development, Implementation and Evaluation of an Evidence Based Practice training program in the Philippines. She was the former head of the Center for Research for Movement Science in the University of Santo Tomas. Karen and Janine team teach EBP to groups of allied health professionals at the Hong Kong Hospital Authority and to post graduate students at the University of South Australia.
All health professionals and students of the following disciplines -nurses, medical technologists, pharmacists, physical therapists, x-ray technicians and occupational therapists, will benefit from this parallel session and are therefore encouraged to attend.
8:00 – 9:00am Registration
9:00 – 9:45am Understanding the Concepts of EBP: What it is and What it is not by: Dr. Karen Grimmer-Somers, PhD
9:45 – 10:30am Using Evidence to Guide Practice: Pioneering EBP in the Philippine Setting by: Janine Margarita Dizon, MSPT
10:30 – 10:50am Coffee Break
10:50 – 11:30am Translating Evidence into Practice by: Janine Margarita Dizon, MSPT
11:30 – 12:00 Open forum
For more information, please contact Lei or Jane at the PARM office at telephone number 415-9048 or cell nos. (0916) 2284244 or (0915) 3488955.