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NN/LM GMR Symposium November 2012

In conjunction with the 2012 Regional Advisory Council annual meeting, the GMR held a symposium on November 15, 2012, entitled Research for Better Patient Outcomes: What Librarians Should Know at the University of Illinois at Chicago Thompson Room of the Student Center West, 828 S Wolcott Av, Chicago, IL 60612.

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Symposium Speakers and Topics

Comparative Effectiveness Research
Glen T. Schumock, PharmD, MBA, FCCP

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) is defined as "the conduct and synthesis of research comparing the benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions in "real world" settings. Glen Schumock will describe the different types of CER and provide some background on why it has gained popularity in recent years. He will also compare CER to "patient-centered outcomes research", and discuss the relevance of both to librarians.Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research PPT file

Practice-Based Research Networks
Rienne Johnson, MLIS

Practice-based research networks (PBRNs) ask and research clinical questions that are of relevance to community-based clinical medicine. Results from PBRN research can make a more immediate impact on clinical practice. While PBRN research can be highly clinical in nature, librarians can be a highly valued member of a practice-based research network and can uniquely contribute to a PBRN’s success. During this presentation, participants will learn what PBRNs are, how PBRNs work, and discover how librarians can contribute to the success of PBRN research. Practice-Based Research Networks Presentation PPT file (Begins at approximately 0:45 on the timeline.)

Community-Based Participatory Research: A Perspective from Indian Country
Corey B. Smith, PhD, MA

Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) is an approach for conducting research in partnership with communities.  The primary aim of CBPR is to reduce health inequities and improve community health and well-being. The historical antecedents of CBPR will be reviewed. Participants will become familiar with the distinguishing features of CBPR by comparison with other research paradigms. Finally, the challenges and benefits of CBPR will be illustrated using recent examples from research with tribal communities in the Northern Plains. Community-Based Participatory Research Presentation PPT file (Begins at approximately 01:20 on the timeline.)

NLM Resources to Support Research
Ruth Holst, MSLS, FMLA

The National Library of Medicine provides a web page with Resources for Informing Comparative Effectiveness. Participants will learn about specialized searches in PubMed as well as sources to find research still in progress, such as HSRProj and Ms. Holst will also facilitate an open discussion about the potential ways that librarians can be partner with and provide support for individuals involved in research.NLM Resources to Support Research PPT file (Begins at approximately 02:25 on the timeline.

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