Intro to Biostatistics & Evidence Based Medicine

This webinar will provide basic information regarding proper research design and statistics for investigators in hair restoration surgery, through didactic lecture and dialogue between presenters. It is intended to address the needs of the more common research questions in hair restoration surgery.  The webinar will cover the importance of proper design and analysis, typical research questions asked by ISHRS members, research design, statistical analysis and resources.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the term "Evidence Based Medicine" and how the peculiarities of hair restoration surgery present unique challenges to the individual surgeon interested in research.
• Design a mock research study that addresses the intended research question and incorporates sound statistical design.
• Assemble a list of which questions to ask when seeking professional statistical support.

Target Audience:
This enduring material is geared toward all levels of hair restoration physicians.


Jerry E. Cooley, MD
is a board certified dermatologist and diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). He serves on the Board of Governors of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and is also a board member of the ABHRS. He is a frequent lecturer at hair transplantation conferences, and has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters in the field.  He is an active member of the ISHRS and served as the program chairman for their annual scientific meeting in New York City in 2003. He has served on several ISHRS committees and is a frequent speaker at their conferences. Dr. Cooley was the co-editor of the Hair Transplant Forum International, the most widely read journal dedicated to hair transplantation. He is committed to researching improvements in the field of hair restoration and has received three research grants from the ISHRS.

Jamie Reiter, PhD earned her PhD from the Department of Cognitive Sciences at UC Irvine.  At UC Irvine, Dr. Reiter was trained heavily in statistics and developed mathematical models for analyzing neuropsychological data in Alzheimer's and vascular dementia patients. She has spent several years providing statistical services for biotech/pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, research centers, and medical education. Dr. Reiter developed and taught biostatistics courses and presented at several medical conferences. Rounding out her experience is several years writing scientific manuscripts, posters, abstracts, PowerPoint presentations, medical news articles, CME Category 1 articles, grants, clinical regulatory documents, and outcomes reports.

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