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Becoming an Efficient Reader of Scientific Articles: Selecting the Best Articles and Finding the Relevant Information to Advance your Practice

March 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This one-day interactive workshop is intended for occupational therapists or any other health professionals who would like to increase their efficiency and confidence in reading scientific articles, an essential skill for evidence-based practice. Participants will learn how to be efficient consumer of research through a proper selection of scientific papers and the reading of the most relevant parts of an article. They will gain or refresh their knowledge about the main research study designs and they will build their capacity in choosing the most valid ones in their domain or for their situation/question. They will complete a take-home personal reading guide designed to help them determine which types of research are the best ones to answer their practice questions. Please note that time constraint does not allow this workshop to cover the aspects of searching in databases or implementing evidence in practice.

After taking part in this workshop, participants will:
1. Have increased regarding the basic structure of a scientific article and the main types of research design.
2. Be more capable of and confident in selecting valid research articles and in reading the most relevant parts to answer their questions.
3. Be able to complete the take-home “personal reading guide” that will serve as a tool to support their evidence-based practice in the long-term.


March 17, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Executive Royal Hotel Calgary
2828 23 St NE
Calgary, AB
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Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
1-800-434-2268 ext. 222
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