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Using Statistics for Appropriate Evaluation of the Biomedical Literature

The goal of this activity is to educate pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and pharmacy preceptors on statistics and how to use them to properly evaluate the biomedical literature. A good understanding of how statistics are used in the literatur will prepare participants for board certification and will enhance preceptor development.

Date: Jun 29, 2016 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM



CE Hours


CE Units


Registration closes on Jun 29, 2016 02:00 PM

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


Disclosure Policy
The disclosure policies of the SIUE School of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Professional Education requires all persons in a position to control content to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. If a conflict is identified, the Office of Professional Continuing Education will initiate a process for resolving the conflict.  The existence of relationships does not necessarily imply bias or lessen the value of the activity.  All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.
The persons required to disclose conflicts include all course faculty, the SIUE CPE administrator, all activity planners and all reviewers.  The relevant commercial financial relationships or affiliations must have occured over the past 12 months.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  
The participant must provide the correct NABP ePID number/DOB combination in their electronic profile. All CPE evaluations must be completed within 60 days of completing the activity. It is the participant's responsibility to check that their credit records are correct within the 60 day period after completion of the activity.   Log in to CPE Monitor at to view a list of all ACPE-accredited activities you have taken. Any discrepancies must be resolved with the CPE Provider directly and in a timely manner.


Requirements for CE Credit

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities and complete an online evaluation form before credit is awarded.  
The CPE activity will be held Live at the SIUE School of Pharmacy in Room 1103
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Registration closes on Jun 29, 2016 at 02:00 PM

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  • Describe ways to protect against error in clinical studies
  • Describe the different types of data used to measure outcomes
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of statistical tests in clinical studies
  • Perform appropriate calculations for absolute risk reduction, number-needed-to-treat, relative risk and relative risk reduction.


McKenzie C. Ferguson, BCPS	 picture

McKenzie C. Ferguson, BCPS , Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, SIUE School of Pharmacy

Brief Bio : Dr. McKenzie's areas of clinical interest include drug information and patient safety in the health care system. Her current practice is at SIUE Drug Information and Wellness Center.
Disclosure : Conflict of Interest Disclosures: The presenter has completed and submitted the SIUE School of Pharmacy Continuing Pharmacy Education Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.

Activity Number

Date: 06/29/16
Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

CE Hours



SIUE School of Pharmacy
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