All professionals caring for patients with cancer want the best possible outcomes for their patients. Some of you will contribute to this goal by performing research, but all of you can contribute to this goal by becoming wise research consumers. Critical appraisal skills that allow the rigorous interpretation of clinical trial results and appropriate application of those results to their patients is a core competency for all professionals caring for people with cancer.
Professionals who have these skills will be able to offer their patients the treatments that have the best opportunity of improving the length and quality of their survival. The Queen’s Global Oncology Program has developed this free Masterclass in critical appraisal skills in collaboration with the some of the best researchers and teachers in the world. This first session of the Masterclass will focus on the interpretation of the Randomized Clinical Trial. Subsequent modules will be devoted to the other types of studies required for oncology professionals to optimize the care of their patients.
The Masterclass will not only include this online content. We will be hosting interactive online “Journal Clubs” led by expert faculty for those who have completed the online component of the Masterclass. Journal Club attendees will learn to apply what they have learned in the online course through a facilitated review of key contemporary studies. Our first two Journal Clubs took place on November 25th and December 4th, 2021. Recordings of these virtual events can be viewed at the bottom of the page. .