Finding Medical Evidence - Computer Workshop

Finding Medical Evidence - Computer Workshop

Support Patient Care – Using Online Resources to Your Advantage - because not everything on the internet is true

Target Audience:

Physicians with access to library services through the College of Physicians and Surgeons BC.

Course Format: Computer, hands-on workshop with catering. Up to 20 physicians. 0830-1230
Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
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This half-day 08:30-12:30, interactive workshop will teach physicians to conduct effective internet searches to find credible and evidence-based medical information. Practice online literature searching using various resources (e.g., Ovid MEDLINE, BMJ Best Practice, apps, e-books and clinical practice guidelines). Locate the full text of online articles. Know how to find authoritative patient information using MedlinePlus and other high quality websites.

Prerequisite: General familiarity with a computer (i.e. use of a mouse and limited typing) is required.

This workshop also provides:

  • Classroom support to maximize learning and minimize frustration
  • Time for practice and Q & A

Note: Computers provided. Please bring your CPSBC ID. 


Great little course. | There’s so much to learn! | This is a very helpful workshop. | The instructors were extremely knowledgeable, accessible, available, friendly and helpful. Very supportive in the learning process. | Excellent! Best workshop I have been to all year.

Key Speakers

Karen MacDonell, PhD, Director, Library Services, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Niki Baumann, MLIS, Librarian, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Skills Gained

  • Conduct efficient and refined literature searches
  • Apply search tools to find reliable health information and evidence-based medical literature
  • Obtain the full text of journal articles through electronic resources or document delivery
  • Find authoritative patient  and drug information.
  • Compile appropriate bibliographies in print and electronic form


$179.00 (add $10 fax/phone/mail registration)

Includes course materials and catering.

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