Category Archives: Presentations

Social Media & Health

I recently had the pleasure of presenting in a panel with Social Media Lab Director Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd and Research & Communications Manager Philip Mai about social media, health care, and research.

The panel  was presented for the Integrated Health Research Training Partnership (IHRTP) at Dalhousie University, in Halifax.

We made our presentation available on slideshare – but you can also check it out below!

Role of Librarians in the Delivery of Evidence-Based Information

Visintini Librarians & Evidence-Based Information

I have a short presentation coming up soon which I’m pretty excited about, discussing the role of health librarians in the delivery of evidence-based information. This is a snazzy infographic that I made for it.

There have been some interesting debates lately about continued relevance of evidence-based practice, especially in light of the growing commercialization of research (think big pharma). I thought this debate put on by McMaster University’s Health Forum did a good job of highlighting some of the things we need to keep in mind when it comes to evidence-based practice. (Sorry, they disabled the embed feature) http://youtu.be/KjLD5AkD0Ws

What are your thoughts on evidence-based practice, and the role of librarians in participating in the process? I’d love to hear your comments or thoughts on the issue.