Please excuse the duplication if you have already seen this announcement from Linda Marks, Chair, MLGSCA 2012 Symposium Planning Committee.

Thank you,


Judith Mills, MLIS, MS
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Save the Date! MLGSCA Symposium Friday, march 2, 2012
"Information Treasure Hunt: Supporting Evidence-Based Practice @ Your Institution"
8 AM -5 PM at the UCLA Young Research Library Conference Center

This event brings Connie Schardt (former MLA president and librarian at Duke University), MLGSCA member Robert Johnson (Clinical Services Librarian, University of Southern California) and Cheryl Bartel (former MLGSCA president, current School Nurse at Lake Elsinore Unified School District) to UCLA for a day of interactive instruction on topics critical for EBP success, including study designs, critical appraisal, and practical methods for supporting EBP at your institution. Attendees will receive 7 to 8 CE credits.

This event will be in lieu of a Joint Meeting as the MLA Annual Meeting is in Seattle, WA in May where we hope MLGSCA will be highly represented!

Further information on the symposium, including a full schedule, cost, call for posters, and travel arrangements will be posted on the MLGSCA blog and sent out via the MLGSCA listserv.

Schedule for the day:
Registration                                                                                                      8:00a to 8:30a

Introductions and Study Design-C. Schardt                                        8:30a to 10:00a
An overview of study designs - cohort, case-control, randomized controlled trials and systematic review; the strengths and weaknesses and a small group exercise
Break                                                                                                                   10:00a to 10:15a

Therapy: Critical Appraisal-C. Schardt                                                  10:15a to 12:15p
Discussion of bias and the validity criteria (randomization, concealed allocation, blinding intention-to-treat, follow-up, baseline characteristics, etc.) for a randomized controlled trial; explanation of the results - absolute risk reduction, relative risk reduction, number needed-to-treat; review of an article with a small group exercise
LUNCH                                                                                                                 12:15p to 1:00p

Systematic Review: Critical Appraisal- C. Schardt                          1:00p to 2:30p
Review the validity criteria (focused question, the search, quality of articles, reproducibility) of a systematic review; review of an article with a small group exercise; how to read a forest plot; if time permits discussion of the difference between a systematic review and a practice guideline
Break                                                                                                                   2:30a to 2:45a

Qualitative Studies: Critical Appraisal- C. Bartel & R. Johnson  2:45p to 4:15p
Review the validity criteria of a qualitative study; review of an article with a small group exercise; discussion of evidence-based practice and support for nursing

Putting it into Practice-C. Bartel, R. Johnson & C. Shardt            4:15p to 5:00p
How to apply this to our library practices; how we can support our users; general discussion.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00009-C with the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.

Lisa Marks, MLS, AHIP
Chair, MLGSCA 2012 Syposium Planning Committee
Manager, Library Services
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