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AEBPLI Australian EBP Librarians Institute 2018 Australian Evidence Based Practice Librarians Institute 2018 Australian Evidence Based Medicine Librarians Institute 2018
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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 Expression of Interest  

Expressions of interest are sought from those interested in attending the seventh Australian Evidence-Based Practice Librarians' Institute proposed for 2018 to be held in Sydney.  The Institute will be an introduction to EBP, with an increased focus on searching and advanced topics related to systematic reviews. As for previous Institutes, the program will be presented by health sciences librarians from Australia and the US and combine general content in engaging large group lectures and small group interactive sessions for practising concepts covered in the large groups. It will be a four-day residential program for librarians to work together in a relaxed and supportive environment. It is proposed that the 2018 program will cover the following: PICO and study design; Medline/PubMed expert searching; peer review of searches; filters and text mining; grey literature; critical appraisal of therapy studies; overview of qualitative studies; critical appraisal of systematic reviews; and interpreting Forest plots.  Please email Lisa Kruesi ( to go on a waiting list.  Those on the list will have the first opportunity to register. The exact venue and date will be announced in early 2018   
Evaluation of the 2016 Institute showed that 100% of participants who attended would recommend this course to their colleagues:

"Thank you all very much your knowledge, humour, patience and support has been fantastic. You set the tone beautifully everybody gained confidence including the "quiet" ones and nobody felt intimidated about asking dumb questions. The morning large sessions morphing into the rest of the day small sessions was a great format and worked really well. Keeping the cost down was brilliant and the course is incredibly good value."

" Thank you very much for this course. I feel very lucky to have attended, it's expanded both my knowledge and my confidence in my abilities."


TBA in 2018







Learning Objectives:

 After participating in the EBP workshop, you should be able to:

1.    Identify and explain the steps in evidence based practice (EBP)

2.    Recognize the basic study designs in clinical medicine and their strengths and weaknesses

3.    Formulate a focused clinical question and identify appropriate resources to efficiently answer clinical questions

4.    Identify and explain the basic criteria for assessing the risk of bias for randomized controlled clinical trials, qualitative research, and systematic reviews.

5.    Identify roles and resources for librarians in supporting the development of systematic reviews for publication

6.    Understand the components of an exhaustive search strategy for systematic reviews and the tools for developing detailed search strategies

This course is eligible for points in the ALIA health specialist certification Professional Development Scheme and meets the requirements of the Competency Area: Understand scientific research methods and have the ability to critically examine and filter research literature from many related disciplines.  This course is also eligible for 20 CE hours from the Medical Library Association.


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