Registration Open: Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians 2020

Registration is now open for the 2020 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians!

Seats are limited so please register as soon as possible. Registration will not be considered complete until payment is received so please look for the follow up email notification of acceptance into the institute which you will receive within a week of submitting your form.

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

35 CE Credits
Cost: $400

CAIFL 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 confidence.

Prerequisite: Experience and prior training in EBM fundamentals.

Requirements: At least two hours per week self-directed learning. Participation in all small group facilitated sessions.

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

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