Dr. Martin Presents at the 17th WFSA World Congress of Anaesthesiologists


Dr. Janet Martin was co-speaker with with Dr. John Ioannidis and Dr. Saurabh Jha at the 17th WFSA World Congress of Anaesthesiologists. 

Symposium: Evidence in the Era of Fake News - Maintaining Scientific Honesty while Remaining Socially Relevant 
Saturday September 4th, 2021



  • Dr. John Ioannidis (San Francisco, United States): Reproducible Research: True or False?
  • Dr. Janet Martin (London, Canada): Can we be Evidence-Based in the Face of Evidence-Reversals, Over-hype, and Research Misconduct in Anesthesia?
  • Dr. Saurabh Jha (Pennsylvania, United States): Artificial Intelligence versus Disease: Distinguishing Hype vs Reality


Session Chairs:

  • Dr. Davy Cheng (China)
  • Dr. Jannicke Mellin-Olsen (Norway)


Learning Objectives: 

  • To discuss threats to research integrity and ways to mitigate them
  • To identify surprising findings and reasons for evidence reversals relevant to anesthesia and perioperative medicine
  • To highlight skills for designing robust research and accurately interpreting findings
  • To identify skills for de-biasing research, evidence communication, and knowledge translation
  • To explore common misconceptions about artificial intelligence and overdiagnosis.