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Clinical Epidemiology and the Path to Better Medicine

Clinical epidemiological concepts relevant to interests in optimal patient care.

Mainstream news about treatments and testing for Covid-19 highlight the challenges of communicating science-based topics to the general public. Reliable and trustworthy
information about treatments and diagnostic tests for a given disease are critical for individual and public health, and communication about these topics are complex. This discussion will provide clinical epidemiology concepts that support the development of diagnostic and treatment recommendations, and the tradeoffs that are present when developing recommendations. This foundation will support attendees with a commercial interest in developing medical treatments or diagnostic tests, as well as those with a personal interest in diagnostics and treatments for a given medical condition.

Clinical epidemiology has a focus on individual health, rather than population-level concerns that are the focus of field epidemiology. Because individuals make up populations, clinical epidemiology does have impacts on health care systems. As an important foundation of Evidence Based Medicine, clinical epidemiology is distinguished from field epidemiology by its focus on clinical trials and the integration of clinical research into the diagnosis and management of disease in patients. This discussion will introduce concepts relevant to the selection and interpretation of diagnostic tests. In addition, patient management topics that will be covered include making a prognosis and deciding on the best therapy. Our goals for this discussion will be for you to:

  • Understand how diagnostic tests are developed and interpreted
  • Understand how clinical management can be rigorously assessed
  • Recognize that tradeoffs are inevitable during the diagnosis and management of clinical cases
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ScienceDocs is a U.S. based, comprehensive scientific and medical research support provider that has been leading the industry since 2004.  Their core services include: 

ScienceDocs work with individual researchers, groups, publishers, universities, businesses and governmental agencies around the world with content in all physical, biological and social science disciplines. Their staff consists of over 150 seasoned PhD-level/veteran editors, writers and grant consultants, startup experts, biostatisticians and epidemiologists, as well as an extensive in-house and contracted translation staff exceeding 1500 specialized translators into and out of English and all major languages. ScienceDocs are, in essence, your peers…they understand your needs and are here to help you.

Event Speakers

Dr. Dave Miller

ScienceDocs Consultant

Dr. Miller is a veterinarian with a PhD in Clinical Science. His PhD studies emphasized the epidemiology of agent transmission, diagnostic testing, and One Health. He has advanced clinical specializations in animal welfare (Diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare) and zoological medicine (Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine), as well as experience in a variety of laboratory, research, regulatory, exhibition, and other clinical settings. In addition to his broad research and publication background, he has served as a research and consultant. He has served on and lead a number of committees responsible for policy and guidelines that are used nationally and internationally.

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1:00PM - 2:00PM

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