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2017 Institute

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library is pleased to host the Institute July 16-21, 2017 on our Aurora campus, in the Denver metropolitan area.  The University is conveniently located between Denver International Airport and downtown Denver, Colorado.

When:  July 16-19, 2017 (Sunday - Wednesday)
Please time your arrival so that you can attend the opening dinner at 5pm on Sunday, July 16.

2017 Priority Notification List  (You will be on the list for early registration.)

Completing this survey will add you to the list for priority notification that the registration is open for the 2017 Evidence Based Practice for Librarians Institute. You will be notified when a registration date has been set. 

Institute Description

Formerly hosted at Dartmouth (2008-2012), University of Calgary (2013), and now at University of Colorado Anschutz since 2014, this is an intensive, introductory, 3 day course. Through discussion and hands-on learning, you'll acquire skills needed to support evidence-based practice. We use an active, case-based approach in a comfortable, small-group environment. A hallmark of this institute is the low student-faculty ratio and the individual attention each participant receives.


Health Sciences librarians who want to learn evidence-based clinical practice concepts in order to comfortably support and teach EBCP at their institutions. Attendance will be limited to 32 participants to maximize individual learning.

Learning Objectives

After completing the institute, you will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the concepts, issues and process of evidence-based clinical practice (EBCP).
  • Recognize different types of study designs and understand their strengths and limitations.
  • Create well-built, answerable clinical questions.
  • Use clinical questions to find the best evidence in the literature about the the diagnosis and treatment of disorders.
  • Identify and explain the criteria for judging the internal validity of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), systematic reviews, qualitative and diagnostic studies.
  • Identify roles that librarians can undertake in providing EBCP training and support to health care professionals.

Continuing Education Credit

20.0 MLA CE credits.

Comments from previous Institute attendees

"This is the best thing I've done for myself as a medical librarian."

"I really appreciate the opportunity to interact and learn from those who were experienced with EBM. I learned a lot and feel as if I have a handle on the topic."

"Small groups are the ideal situation - can be actively engaged with increasingly familiar faces - very productive."

"Excellent workshop. Great way to learn by immersion for 3 days with colleagues."


Institute Details

2017 Priority Notification List  (You will be on the list for early registration.)

When: Starting Sunday, 4pm, July 16 through Wednesday, 4:30pm, July 19, 2017


Health Sciences Library
University of Colorado 
Anschutz Medical Campus


$ 1,400.00 US Dollars (Single Room, plus conference registration and most meals*)

$    850.00 US Dollars (Conference without accommodations, Denver area participants only, plus opening dinner and lunches)

*The fee includes:

  • Dinner on Sunday;
  • Breakfast and Lunch Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • 4 nights accommodations at the Marriott Springhill Suites  [Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday]. Each participant will have a private hotel room.
    • Additional night(s) (Saturday or Thursday) of accommodation may be booked at the participant's expense.
  • Course Materials

NOTE: If your institution requires separate payment for conference registration and hotel, please contact us to make arrangements.

Continuing Education Credits:

20 MLA CE credits