Dr. Paul Dijkstra is the Director of Medical Education at Aspetar Hospital where he also works as a Specialist Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician. He has extensive experience in elite sport as the UK Athletics Chief Medical Officer to the Beijing and London Olympic Games and Head Quarters Doctor for Team England at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He was the Local Organizing Committee Chief Medical Officer to the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Doha, 2014. He chaired the subcommittee on physical activity guidelines for medical conditions as a member of the Technical Advisory Group to the Qatar National Committee on Nutrition and Physical Activity that developed the physical activity guidelines for the State of Qatar in 2014. He is busy with further studies in Evidence-based Health Care as a part-time DPhil-student at the University of Oxford.
Our #EvidenceLive team of bloggers review a recent study examining the quality of evidence to support the effectiveness of health interventions, which paints a picture of poor quality research informing much of our clinical practice.[read the full story...]