KEYNOTE: HOW TO MAKE MEDICAL RESEARCH BOTH CREDIBLE AND USEFUL
Monday, October 24, 2016: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Stanley Park Ballroom 123, Second Floor (Westin Bayshore Vancouver)
Empirical evidence from many areas of biomedical research suggests that the majority of published results are either false-positives or exaggerated effects. Moreover, even among the most accurate results, the majority of them are not useful and do not affect patient outcomes. Many research practices and solutions have been proposed to improve the credibility of biomedical research. Additional solutions are needed to also make research useful. The talk will examine the evidence, pros and cons of different solutions.
John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc
C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention in the School of Medicine and Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology) and, By Courtesy, of Statistics