Continuing Education

The OHLA Executive is pleased to announce a new collaborative initiative with the Ontario Library Association to provide OHLA continuing education sessions through the Education Institute. OHLA members will not require access to OTN to attend. Attendees will only require a computer, internet connection, and an internet browser with Adobe Connect supported. To ensure that your browser is supported, conduct the following test.

OHLA Education Institute sessions are free to OHLA members. Non-members may attend by becoming OHLA members or by paying an individual session fee. To register or inquire about fees, contact CE Coordinator, Caitlin Carter


Registration has opened for 2 upcoming Ontario Health Libraries Association (OHLA) webinars:

Advanced Database Searching – Concept To Structure
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 @ 1 pm – 2 pm EST
Presented by: Laura Banfield, Neera Bhatnagar, & Jo-Anne Petropoulos
$45 for members
$55 for non-members
Free for OHLA members – membership will be checked

Register here

Description: Taking a health sciences perspective, in this session we will discuss different approaches to devising search strategies for clinician, researcher, and student needs. Specific topics in this session include: developing questions, identifying concepts and generating related terms, database selection, and database specific tips. The presenters will demonstrate how to apply the skills and tips discussed by working through a typical question from concept to search structure.

Continuing Education Certificate credits: 1

 

Poor Health Literacy is a Problem in Canada!
Thursday, December 21st, 2017 @ 12:00 – 1 pm EST
Presented by: Daphne Horn

$45 for members
$55 for non-members
Free for OHLA members – membership will be checked

Register here

Description: This session is designed to introduce participants to the prevalence of poor health literacy in Canada, and to recognize its impact on patient health and healthcare costs. Because it is difficult to tell which patients have difficulty in understanding health information it is important to develop verbal and written communication techniques that can be applied to everyone. These techniques will be introduced to participants in an interactive and engaging way.

Continuing Education Certificate credits: 1


*NEW* Please complete our 2017 Continuing Education Survey, so that we can plan CE sessions which are important to you!

CE Coordinator

Caitlin Carter