Evidence Based Practice SIG

Purpose

The purpose of the EBP SIG is to provide a forum for clinicians, educators and researchers that promotes collaboration and innovation for informed application of research evidence in practice.

Objectives

The objectives of the EBP SIG are to provide a forum for discussion, a venue for program development, and a presence in the public arena of the Section. In particular the SIG shall:

  • A. Provide a forum for clinicians and students to discuss and learn more about the complexities of using research evidence to inform practice;
  • B. Provide a forum for educators to explore the best methods for teaching and promoting integration of research in practice;
  • C. Provide a forum for researchers to explore research methodologies and dissemination strategies for promoting the integration of their research into practice;
  • D. Represent the interests of the membership of the SIG within the Section.
  • E. Provide service to the Section and the Association as a resource on the process of incorporating research evidence with clinical expertise and patient perspective in practice.

Announcements

DPT EBP Curricular Guidelines

The EBP SIG can provide faculty who teach EBP with a comprehensive guideline of what should be included in DPT EBP curricula. The EBP SIG and Section on Research have endorsed the 30 page guideline which contains both overarching curricular recommendations and examples of specific learning objectives for students in the classroom and clinic. Congratulations and thank you to the task force members who put 18 months of work into the project: Deanne Fay, PT, DPT, MS, PCS; Steven George PT, PhD; Laurita Hack, PT, DPT, MBA, PhD, FAPTA; Dianne Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAACVPR; Sandra Kaplan PT, DPT, PhD; David Levine, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS (co-chair); Randy Richter, PT, PhD; Julie K. Tilson, PT, DPT, MS, NCS (co-chair); Robert Wainner, PT, PhD.