Workshop on Medical Statistics

Workshop on Medical Statistics

Medical statistics for dummies made easy at the bedside

Date: November 23rd, 2017

Location: Hilton Congress Centre, Groenplaats, Antwerp, Belgium

Room: TBA

Program Chair: Prof Dr Dominique Benoit, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium


Dominique Benoit, Ghent, Belgium
Luciano Gattinoni, Milan, Italy
Manu Malbrain, Antwerp, Belgium

Duration: 120 min

Pax: 40

Price: 100 EUR

Comment: This workshop can only be booked when attending the IFAD2017 meeting on Nov 24-25, 2017, at Hilton Congress Centre, Groenplaats, Antwerp, Belgium

To practice evidence-based medicine, doctors need to understand how research is conducted and be able to critically appraise research evidence. A sound understanding of medical statistics is essential for the correct evaluation of medical research and the appropriate implementation of findings in clinical practice.

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Learning objective:
This workshop will outline the basic principles on medical statistics made easy for dummies by key-experts in the field.

Draft scientific program (20min presentation with 10min for discussion)

  1. Basic statistics for dummies. Dominique Benoit, Ghent, Belgium
  2. The fragility index. Manu Malbrain, Antwerp, Belgium
  3. Logistic regression for dummies. Dominique Benoit, Ghent, Belgium
  4. Sense and nonsense of medical statistics: a critical analysis. Luciano Gattinoni, Milan, Italy

Suggested reading:

  • Doshi P. Data too important to share: do those who control the data control the message? BMJ. 2016 Mar 2;352:i1027. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i1027.
  • Priebe HJ, Malbrain ML, Elbers P. The great fluid debate: methodology, physiology and appendicitis. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2015;47(5):437-40. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2015.0067. PMID: 26529436

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