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> Hi:
>
> The NLHLA has an exciting conference this year and it coincides with the
> NLLA's conference (May 3) so that those coming in from out of town may be
> able to attend both!!
>
> The NLHLA conference will take place from May 2-3 at the A&A building at
> MUN in St. John's, NF. An overview is here (will send out notice when web
> page is updated; wanted to let you all know ASAP):
>
>
> The Newfoundland & Labrador Health Libraries Association
> is pleased to announce a major educational opportunity for health
> librarians and health professionals
>
> Evidence-Based Health Care:
> Panning for Gold
>
> With
>
> Ann McKibbon
>  Associate Professor, Dept. of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
> McMaster University
>
> Two one day sessions, May 2-3, 2002
>  Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NF
>
> Learn the principles of evidence-based health care, an approach to
> clinical practice in which clinicians base their decisions and actions on
> appropriate evidence from health care research literature, in addition to
> clinical expertise and patient circumstances. Discover the research
> approaches to therapy, diagnosis, etiology, and prognosis of medical
> conditions, for original studies, systematic review articles, and clinical
> practice guidelines.
>
> Registration: $35 per day for NLHLA and NLLA members, $50 per day for
> non-members
>
> Send your registration form (will be on the NLHLA web site ASAP) and fee
> to Annette Anthony (see info below) by April 25, 2002.  The deadline for
> registration is April 25.  Light refreshments will be provided.
>
> Course Outline
>
> Day 1 - Thursday May 2, 2002
> This will involve looking at what Evidence Based Health Care is, how
> health care research is used in clinical care and reported in the
> literature and then switch into the areas of therapy, diagnosis, etiology,
> and prognosis, clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews. We
> will look at each area, how research in this area is unique, what makes a
> "good study" that clinicians can use in patient care with confidence, how
> each is indexed in the literature (and by extension, how they can be
> retrieved), and do some basic retrieval exercises in class.
>
> Day 2 - Friday May 3, 2002
> The second day will have two distinct half-day sessions. Session 1 will
> be on using the literature itself.  We will take a specific article,
> assess its strengths in the context of a clinical situation, determine
> what the results of the article are, and "make" a clinical decision.
>
> Session 2 will concentrate on 'special topics' such as qualitative
> studies, economic evaluations, decision analyses, and clinical prediction
> guides (e.g., CAGE questionnaire for diagnosing drinking
> problems or the Ottawa Ankle Rules to assess if an x-ray is needed in
> ankle injuries).  Topics can be customized to meet participant
> preferences.
>
> All three sessions are stand alone--one could attend any or all and not
> feel that they had
> missed something or feel that they had sat through a good bit of the
> material before.
>
> Course conductor:  Ann McKibbon, MLS, BSc, Associate Professor, Dept. of
> Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University
> Ann is well known internationally for her expertise in searching and
> reviewing the medical literature. She has worked with the Evidence Based
> Medicine working group at McMaster for many years and was in charge of
> producing the ACP Journal Club, Evidence-Based Medicine, Evidence-Based
> Nursing, and Evidence-Based Mental Health. She has written two books on
> Evidence Based Medicine and has taught over 60 courses in EBM for
> librarians and health professionals.  Ann is currently on leave from
> McMaster while working on a PhD in Medical Informatics at the University
> of Pittsburgh.
>
>
>
>
>
> Annette Anthony
> Regional Librarian
> Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
> PO Box 5667
> St. John's, NF  A1C 5X1
> 709-772-2022 / 709-772-2575 (Fax)
>