Fall 2012 Chapter Program

The Program Commmittee is pleased to invite AMWA members and guests to the autumn 2012 chapter program

How Good is this Manuscript? Reading Medical Literature with a Critical Eye

Daniel J. Weisdorf, M.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota

Saturday, November 3, 2012 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., (coffee/social time 10-10:15, program at 10:15, optional lunch at a nearby restaurant afterward)

Washburn Community Library, 5244 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis

The program is free of charge; lunch is Dutch treat.

Dr. Weisdorf will review some of the literature-appraisal skills used by physicians and other scientists to recognize strengths and weaknesses in a scientific article, a task that is rarely black and white. He will also give advice on critically interpreting evidence and making smart judgments about what that evidence might mean. Finally, he will demonstrate how these principles apply in a case study. A Q&A session will follow.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 30,  using the form below, or by contacting Marty Swain at mheiberg (at) umn (dot) edu or 952-474-2466.