Full program description
The primary objective of this live Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice (EBNP) online workshop is to train and support nutrition trainees and professionals with knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice. Knowledge and skills in EBNP are more essential than ever with social media and artificial intelligence making it ever more difficult to discern what the best available evidence says for a given clinical or public health question.
The synchronous (live) workshop is free of charge for participants and will enhance their skills to find, critically evaluate, interpret, and apply the best available nutrition and lifestyle research literature for clinical and public health practice. We developed this workshop in response to the need for a dedicated nutrition and lifestyle specific training event, as there is a shortage of such opportunities compared to the medicine-centric workshops such as McMaster University's 'Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Workshop' (now retired after 30+ years of workshops) and Duke University's 'Teaching and Leading Evidence-Based Practice' (a 5 day in-person workshop).
Supported by renowned teachers and experts in evidence-based practice from McMaster, Duke and Oxford University, and supported by colleagues from National University of Natural Medicine, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and others, the online workshop will emphasize didactic presentations for background content, followed by interactive activities, aimed at deepening trainees' understanding of core concepts in epidemiology, biostatistics and value and preference sensitive decision-making as related to clinical and public health nutrition practice.
While suitable for healthcare professionals across various disciplines, it's worth noting that the examples and activities will predominantly center around the nutrition and lifestyle literature for managing cardio-metabolic diseases.
Unfortunately, due to Texas A&M University's export controls policy, we are currently unable to offer this workshop to individuals located in Iran and Russia. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
February 7, 2024 update: Registration is currently open for Day 3 (February 24) and will close on February 19, 2024. Those who have already registered for all 3 days do not need to register again. This opportunity is for those who did not register for any half-days but are interested in joining for Day 3.