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McMaster Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Workshops

Research Librarians 2017

The workshop is offered as a one-week intensive course. Participants will be learning in small groups led by clinical epidemiologists and practitioners from McMaster and other institutions.

Each small group consists of two tutors, one tutor trainee, one research librarian, and up to eight learners.

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Jessica L. Babineau

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Jessica Babineau

Jessica has worked as an information specialist with the University Health Network/Toronto Rehab since 2012. She primarily provides support to clinicians, staff, researchers and learners in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

She spends her time teaching information management skills, and conducting literature searches to support point of care queries, evidence syntheses, and professional development.

In addition, Jessica is involved in an embedded librarianship program. She supports evidence based health-care by providing quality filtered information to a team of clinicians in a distance CME program focused on chronic pain management and opioid stewardship.

Jessica is looking forward to her second year as a research librarian with the McMaster EBCP workshop.

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Laura Banfield

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Laura Banfield

Laura Banfield is a health sciences librarian at McMaster University, working primarily with the School of Nursing, the Midwifery Education Program, and Global Health.

She provides instruction and support to undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and researchers in the areas of literature searching, question development, evidence-based practice, and the research process.

Laura also holds a clinical faculty appointment through the School of Nursing and a graduate appointment with the Masters in Global Health. She has contributed to courses in international health, critical appraisal and research methods, and has supervised research practicums, theses, and scholarly papers.

Through these roles, Laura collaborates in curriculum development and education research, as well as providing expert searching for both systematic and scoping reviews.

Her research interests include global health and the role of information literacy and EBM in entry to practice competencies.

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Neera Bhatnagar

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Neera Bhatnagar

Neera Bhatnagar is a health sciences librarian at McMaster. She has been involved with the workshop for a long time and has been coordinating the librarians in small groups since they were introduced in 2001.

Her work at the university includes liaising with researchers and health sciences graduate education programs, assisting graduate students and researchers with their complex information needs and managing a department.

In her spare time, she often works with research teams requiring expert searches for systematic reviews, practice guidelines or other complex topics.

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Erin Boyce

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Erin Boyce

Erin is a Clinical Librarian at London Health Sciences Centre. Her portfolio includes residents and physicians at University Hospital and Children’s Hospital. She is responsible for the delivery of classes on various topics including database searching, critical appraisal, and citation management.

Erin provides mediated literature searches for clinicians and staff, works extensively on systematic reviews, and collaborates with groups creating clinical practice guidelines.

Her research interests include evaluating librarians’ role in facilitating evidence-based practice for busy healthcare practitioners, and aligning the medical librarian role with patient care and hospital strategic priorities.

She has previously attended the McMaster EBCP workshop both as a participant and as a librarian facilitator and is passionate about evidence-based clinical practice.

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Rachel Couban

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Rachel Couban

Rachel joined the DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care as a research librarian in October 2013. She supported systematic reviews at the Cochrane Back Review Group and the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto before joining the NPC to undertake similar work.

Rachel graduated in 2006 from the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto and is President-elect of the Ontario Health Library Association.

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Brad Dishan

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Brad Dishan

Brad is the medical librarian at St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Ambulatory Care Centre for St. Joseph’s Health Care London. His portfolio includes all ambulatory programs including Ophthalmology, Hand and Upper Limb Orthopedics, Diagnostic Imaging, Urology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, as well as support for researchers at the Lawson Health Research Institute.

He provides mediated searching services for clinicians, staff, residents and researchers including extensive work on systematic reviews and research projects.

He also provides instructional support on literature searching, evidence-based practices, and citation management. Teaching support includes liaising with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University as well as colleagues at London Health Sciences Centre for citywide clinical staff.

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Carla Hagstrom

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Carla Hagstrom

Carla Hagstrom is a recently retired librarian from the Gerstein Science Information Centre, University of Toronto. She has extensive experience in reference work and health informatics, providing sessions for students and faculty on how to use various databases such as Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Knowledge, etc., as well as one-on-one consultations for researchers.

She has taught informatics for several different disciplines, including social work, physical education, medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language pathology.

Ms Hagstrom specializes in literature searching for systematic reviews and the use of bibliographic management tools such as RefWorks and Zotero. As a member of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC) Library Science Program team, she has been to Ethiopia several times to offer database training for clinical residents and physicians.

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Daphne Horn

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Daphne Horn

In her role as an Information Specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital Daphne works daily teaching and searching evidence-based resources for medical staff and doctors.

More recently, she has participated in the launching of the Patient Education Pavilion, a space that helps patients and families search for reliable on-line health information.

She has presented at the Ontario Library Association Conference, and published in the Journal of Canadian Health Libraries Association.

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Mary McDiarmid

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Mary McDiarmid

Mary McDiarmid has published in peer-reviewed library journals and conferences. Her most recent article “Increasing Number of Databases Searched in Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses between 1994 and 2014” published in the double-blind peer-reviewed Journal of the Medical Library Association, 2016: 104(3) 284-289.

She is co-author of A Guide to Copyright for Canadian Hospitals 2013: An Instructional Resource © Ontario Health Libraries Association (OHLA).

Her awards include the Ontario Health Libraries Association’s Top Solo in the Library (2015) and Lifetime Achievement Award (2014). She recently received two awards for innovation, the University of Toronto Health Sciences Information Consortiums’ Langlands Innovation Award (2016) and the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Values in Action Innovation Award (2016).

She is two-time past-president of the Ontario Health Libraries Association. She is currently the Digital Layout Editor for the Journal of Recovery in Mental Health ISSN 2371-2376.

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Jonna Peterson

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Jonna Peterson, MLIS

Jonna works as a Senior Clinical Informationist at the Galter Health Sciences Library of Northwestern University. Drawing on more than thirteen years of experience, she connects clinicians with the wealth of resources in Galter’s collection on their turf, by participating in morning rounds and morning reports.

Jonna also provides database instruction, systematic review services, and bibliographic management using EndNote. She is the liaison librarian to the Department of Medicine, the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and the Center for Clinical Research.

This will be Jonna’s fourth year participating in the Evidence Based Clinical Practice Institute.

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Sarah Visintini

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Sarah Visintini

Sarah Visintini currently serves as the Replacement Librarian at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) in Ottawa, Ontario, where she supports students and staff with their information needs related to research, patient-care, and education.

Before joining the UOHI, Sarah was based in Halifax, NS and provided synthesis research consultation, training, and support services to researchers across the Maritime provinces though the Maritime SPOR Support Unit as part of the CIHR Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research.