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Medical Knowledge: Lost in Translation

A look into the use of modern research and how it's applied

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

Medical Knowledge: Lost in Translation (2/4/2004)

Presentation Transcript

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. What are some of the main steps in translating a scientific discovery into clinical practice?
  2. What are the roadblocks along the "translational highway"?
  3. What does the example of people with coronary artery disease and MI reveal about utilizing medical knowledge?
  4. What are ways that organizations and patients can help to better utilize research and treatments?
  5. What are some strategies for building a successful "translational highway"?

Related Links

Translational Research Continuum Defined (NCI Translational Working Group)
The National Cancer Institute translational research initiative provides guidance, information, and resources to help clinical investigators bring new discoveries from the laboratory to patients.

Clinical practice guidelines and the translation of knowledge: the science of continuing medical education
This Canadian Medical Association Journal article comments on the role of continuing medical education (CME) in keeping physicians up to date on new medical findings.

Translation of Research Results into Practice
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute propose a strategic plan to facilitate the translation of basic research ideas to clinical investigation.

Knowledge Translation
The Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group reports on a new emphasis on communicating newfound medical knowledge to health care professionals to improve health care.

Links updated: 26 January 2009

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