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PHO Grand Rounds: Finding research evidence efficiently using search pyramids
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) recently launched seven search pyramids as one component of a broader knowledge translation (KT) strategy.  The search pyramids supply links to research evidence by the level of synthesis (guidelines, systematic reviews, and singles studies) and by pre-appraised versus those that need critical appraisal, to allow for efficient and effective literature searching. This presentation will highlight user data and strategies on the use of this KT strategy.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Donna Ciliska

Donna Ciliska has worked in knowledge translation and research in public health for many years, with both the Teaching Health Unit, then the Public Health Research Education Development Project. Donna is Professor Emeritus at McMaster University and formerly led the Effective Public Health Practice Project, providing systematic review of public health practice, and the McMaster Evidence Review and Synthesis Centre, providing systematic reviews to the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care.

Donna is the former scientific director at the NCCMT and current senior knowledge translation advisor.
She is a registered nurse, holds both her bachelor of science in nursing and master of science in nursing from the University of Western Ontario and her doctor of philosophy in medical science from the University of Toronto.

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