Workshop on Case Reporting

Workshop on Case Reporting

1 st December, 2016

Clinical practice of Ayurveda generates important observations and discoveries. Methods of observational research can be helpful to explore wisdom and evidence from Ayurveda practice. Observational data analysis of real-time Ayurveda practice is very important to generate evidence-base. Case reports from Ayurveda practice published in authentic journals or presented in conferences create a good impact and voice effects for Ayurveda interventions. Systematic reports of patients also elaborate applications of fundamentals and concepts. Case reports of failures are also important as a learning material and help avoiding errors in clinical judgements. Case reports are used by students, patients, doctors and even by regulators for various purposes. They impart new knowledge and innovative observations of practice, help in generating newresearch hypotheses also sometimes cited as evidence. Presentation of cases is very important to create image of Ayurveda.

Systematic reporting of case reports are expected by Ayurveda journals. Recently standards for writing case reports (CARE Statement) have been developed. Ayurveda clinicians need to be made aware of scientific aspects and methods of reporting cases. The workshop will provide an opportunity for Ayurveda clinicians, researchers and students to get exposed to fundamentals of observational research and art and science of case reports. The participants attending the workshop will be able to publish case reports in journals and present in the conferences. They will an opportunity to interact with reputed clinicians and authors who have published case reports. The workshop will also provide tips for clinical documentation. The clinicians who want to share their clinical experiences can also bring their case records, which they can use to draft as case reports.


10.00 to 10.30 Participant introduction and experiences on Cases
10.30 to 11.00 Foundations of observational therapeutics (bias, causality and associations, clinical data)
11.00 to 12.00 Learning to document and document learning in clinical practice
12.00 to 01.00 Writing case reports: CARE Standards
01.00 to 02.00 Lunch
02.00 to 03.00 Selection and reporting cases
03.00 to 04.00 Authors and reviewers’ perspectives on case reports
04.00 to 05.00 Hands on exercise
05.00 to 05.30 Discussion
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