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About (CEBSMS)

Centre for Evidence-Based Sports Medicine and Science

Integrating Evidence–Based Medicine (EBM) with patients’ own values and preferences is the basis of good clinical decision-making. EBM is the “conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about individual patients”. This means “integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research” (Sacket et al. 2000).

Systematic reviews, meta-analysis and evidence-based clinical guidelines are key to the application of best evidence in clinical practice, and we provide clinicians with skilled and targeted support (including supporting the development of Clinical Guidelines) to underpin our evidence-based and compassionate approach to clinical care.

Even scientifically ‘robust’ research evidence has a history and a context. It may be inherently uncertain, incomplete and open to multiple interpretations. It sits better in some contexts than others. And it competes for our attention with many other issues, some of which are extremely important. (Greenhalgh, 2018: Chapter 2 Evidence. How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare)

The Aspetar CEBSMS project is gradually implemented to provide clinicians with the tools to access, appraise and apply the best available sports medicine and science evidence when they provide health care to athletes. Phase I included workshops on "The Practice of Evidence-Based Sports Medicine" in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in 2016. Phase II focuses on clinical guidelines, further workshops on evidence-based health care and medical education research. The Director of Medical Education now represents Aspetar on the Qatar National Clinical Guidelines and Pathway Committee and chairs the Aspetar Clinical Guidelines and Pathway Committee. We have recently started a Medical Education research project collaboration with Prof Evert Verhagen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA); two Medical Education Aspetar employees are currently pursuing PhD studies on the impact of CME/CPD and implementing evidence-based practice (focusing on Shared Decision Making) in Sports Medicine.

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