Registration Now Open: 2021 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians (CAIFL 2021)

There are still several slots left in CAIFL. Please share with anyone who you think would benefit from attendance. This is a 100% online course which takes place over 7 weeks in the Spring.

Registration is now open for the Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians (CAIFL 2021)!

Seats are limited so please register as soon as possible.

Registration link and complete preliminary information about the institute can be found here:

35 CE Credits
Cost: $450

CAIFL is a completely online course which consists of: assessment; self-directed learning through video, readings, and problem sets; small group facilitated exercises; and plenary talks by physician and librarian experts in evidence-based practice and critical appraisal.

Goal: To develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills including enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populations.

Objectives: At the end of the institute participants will be able to:

1.  Describe and analyze study methodologies used in clinical research.
2.  Define and critique biostatistical concepts used to report the results of clinical research studies.
3.  Critically appraise biomedical articles including an understanding of the methodology, sources of bias, and the results.
4.  Teach critical appraisal with increased confidence.

Recommended: Experience and prior training in EBM fundamentals.

Course expectations: At least two hours per week self-directed learning. Participation in two plenaries, all small group facilitated sessions, and presentation of one journal club article.

For more information about this program, contact: Marie T. Ascher, M.S., M.P.H.

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