McMaster University


What is Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EIDM)?

Decisions about practice, program development, and policy making confront those involved with health care on a daily bases. Such decisions may include interpreting diagnostic tests, identifying the harm associated with a particular treatment, understanding the course of a disease in a specific patient, determining the effectiveness of interventions, or establishing the cost and consequences many other clinical decision. The EIDM Workshop focuses on helping participants to engage in decision making that is informed by the purposeful and systematic use of the best available evidence.

May 1st to May 5th, 2017
McMaster University
1200 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8

Workshop Outcomes

  • Search for, access, and critically appraise the relevance and quality of evidence.
  • Interpret and apply the evidence.
  • Identify strategies to implement evidence-informed decision making (EIDM).

Who should attend?

The workshop is open to participants of all skill levels, including individuals with a basic understanding of critical appraisal and EIDM interested in furthering their learning to those with extensive experience who may be coming to advance their knowledge or teaching skills. Such individuals include clinicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, administrators, managers and all health professionals as well as librarians and policymakers who wish to use EIDM in their various disciplines.