Lecturer, Philippine Dermatological Society January CME

Dr Mara delivered a timely, interesting lecture focused on the perils of misleading and misrepresented research entitled, “Bad data, Bad science” during the first PDS CME lecture series of the year.

She discussed 3 red flags when hearing about a scientific research or breakthrough: 1) There is not enough data (particularly in supplements or cosmeceuticals where laboratory data is not yet supported with clinical data), 2) There are too many tests done on the data (multiplicity), and 3) The data cannot be replicated. She closed the lecture reminding the dermatologists to “Trust, but verify”, an important task for every evidence-based physician.

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