Finding Answers: Systematic, Timely, Evidence-Based

Target Audience:

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

Course Format: Computer, hands-on workshop, surveys and coaching. Up to 12 physicians.
  • Apr 5, 2019
Simon Fraser University Computer Lab 1350
515 W Hastings St
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FAST EVIDENCE is a half‐day, interactive course that teaches physicians how to conduct effective internet searches in order to find credible and evidence‐based medical information from a variety of databases and other credible online sources. Designed for a small group of up to 12 learners, the course is facilitated by two CPSBC Librarians who provide learners with hands‐on learning support in a computer lab setting. After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills and receive feedback during a facilitator coaching call to reinforce their learning. 

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
Robert Melrose, MLS, Librarian, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
Paula Osachoff, MLIS, Librarian, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Skills Gained

  1. Conduct efficient and refined literature searches
  2. Apply search tools to find reliable health information and evidence-based medical literature (e.g. MEDLINE, point of care tools, ebooks, and multimedia)
  3. Obtain the full-text of journal articles through electronic resources or document delivery
  4. Find authoritative patient and drug information


$340 (add $10 fax/phone/mail registration)

This includes all course materials, half-day workshop and half-hour coaching call (approx. 6-weeks post-workshop).

Note: registration is limited to 12 participants per workshop.

Cancellations and Refunds

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