Understanding the Literature - Making Abstracts Not So Abstract (CONG2015-32)

This activity includes the following:


What Is Evidence Based Medicine and Why Is It Important?

Mark Meissner, MD

Study Design - Types and Differences

Kathleen Gibson, MD

Statistics 101

Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVM

How to Conduct an Effective Literature Search

Mark Meissner, MD

Research In Your Office

Kathleen Gibson, MD

ACP Research Opportunities

Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVM

Question & Answer

All Faculty


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The content of this activity is designed to meet the needs of the following target audience:  phlebologists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, vascular medicine practitioners, dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, family practice and internal medicine practitioners, plastic surgeons, obstetricians and gynecologists, cardiologists, and any other healthcare professional currently or planning on treating patients with venous disease.

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Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVMSpeakerNonen/a
Kathleen Gibson, MDSpeaker



Bristol Myers Squibb


Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Iverson Genetics


Consultant; Research Support

Consultant; Research Support


Research Support

Research Support

Research Support

Research Support

Mark Meissner, MDModerator; SpeakerNonen/a
Stephen H. MossStaffNonen/a
Eric Mowatt-Larssen, MD, FACPh, RPhSPlannerNonen/a



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