***POSTPONED*** FAST EVIDENCE (May 2020) - New date TBD

***POSTPONED*** FAST EVIDENCE (May 2020) - New date TBD

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.
  • May 1, 2020
SFU Vancouver Campus - Computer Lab 1350
515 W Hastings St
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FAST EVIDENCE begins with 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. To support ongoing learning and application, this program also involves post-program activities, including reflection and coaching sessions following the live workshop. 


For the workshop: 8:30 am-12:30 pm PDT

Course Milestones


Course Format: Computer, hands-on workshop, post-workshop surveys and coaching. Up to 12 physicians. Certificate of completion sent approximately 3 months after the workshop, at the completion of all activities.

Key Speakers

Karen MacDonell, PhD, Director, Library Services, 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


Hadas Haft (hadas.h@ubc.ca)

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