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Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians: Schedule

CAIFL 2021 Schedule

January-March 2021

Plenary 1: Tuesday 1/26 3-4:30 PM (Eastern):

Introductions (Marie Ascher, Dr. Terry Shaneyfelt)
Plenary Lecture (Dr. Andrew Coyle) "Why Critical Appraisal?"

Meet the Facilitators
Small Group breakouts, introductions.

During each of the modules listed below, participants are to meet in their small groups. 

*If you cannot make any particular session, make arrangements with your facilitator in advance. You can attend another small group that week unless you are scheduled to peer teach for that week. In order to receive MLA CE credit, you must attend all small group sessions.

Module 1: Week of February 1: Intro to Critical Appraisal: Clinical Study Designs: Basics and Biases.

Module 2: Week of February 8: Foundational Stats: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics and Hypothesis Testing.

Module 3: Week of February 15: Common Measures of Association in Biomedical Studies 1: Therapy and Harm Studies

Module 4: Week of February 22: Common Measures of Association in Biomedical Studies 2: Appraising Diagnostic Tool and Screening Studies.

Module 5: Week of March 1: Common Measures of Association in Biomedical Studies 3: Prognosis Studies and Systematic Reviews.

Module 6: Week of March 8: Journal Club Presentations

Plenary 2: Tuesday 3/16 3-4:30 PM (Eastern):

Plenary Lecture (Shaneyfelt): Pulling it all together.
Panel Discussion (EBM Facilitators): Supporting EBM at your Institution.
Closing comments.