Osler Lectureship

46th Annual Osler Lectureship

Wednesday, November 1st 2023

6:00 PM, Redpath Museum Auditorium

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Gordon Guyatt, MD, McMaster University                            Gordon Guyatt Photo


How evidence-based medicine has - and has not - changed the world

Evidence-based medicine posits a hierarchy that allows differentiating between high and low quality evidence; that systematic reviews of the best available evidence are necessary to deliver optimal medical care; and the evidence never by itself informs decisions, but always in the context of patient values and preferences. As it has evolved, EBM has recognized the limitations of individual clinicians in assessing quality of evidence, and the crucial role of evidence-based clinical guidelines.

Gordon Guyatt, MD is a McMaster University Distinguished Professor. His work, focused on Evidence-based Medicine, has resulted in over 1,500 peer-reviewed publications cited over 195,000 times - making him one of the world’s 20 most cited researchers – and with a profound impact on medical practice worldwide.



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Image by Owen Egan and Joni Dufour.

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Previous Osler Lectures

The 45th Annual Osler Lectureship: Michele Goodwin, SJD, LLM: Policing The Womb In the Wake of the American Judiciary. Watch here

The 44th Annual Osler Lectureship: Cynthia Blackstock, PhD: Equity + Culture = Healthy Kids. Watch here

The 43rd Annual Osler Lectureship: Richard K. Reznick, MD: 'Make no little plans': how a systems-based approach can transform medical education. Watch  here

The 42nd Annual Osler Lectureship: Jacalyn Duffin: McGill Medicine on Easter Island: the Forgotten Expedition

The 41st Annual Osler Lectureship: Mark A Ware: 100 years of cannabis: a journey from William Osler to the modern era. Watch here

The 40th Annual Osler Lectureship: Susan Reverby, PhD: Infamous Medical Research: Bad Guys, Duped Victims, or Something Else? Watch  here

The 39th Annual Osler Lectureship: Julio Montaner: Treatment as Prevention (TasP): From a research hypothesis to a new global target and beyond. Watch here

The 38th Annual Osler Lectureship: E. Fuller Torrey, M.D. "The Strangest Disease: The Peculiar Past but Hopeful Future of Schizophrenia" Watch here

The 37th Annual Osler Lectureship: Margaret Lock. "The Alzheimer Enigma in an Aging World." Watch  here


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