Patient-Worthy Medicine: The Art and Science of Evidence Based Practice

Patient-Worthy Medicine: The Art and Science of Evidence Based Practice

May 6-7, 2016
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Historical Library
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

During this interactive two-day conference, participants will be guided through the process of evidence-based practice by being provided with and practicing practical strategies for applying the art and science of medicine.


  • Dr. Allen Shaughnessy, Senior Editor of Essential Evidence Plus, Consulting Editor for Dynamed and co-creator of Information Mastery – Keynote Speaker
  • Dr. Edward Livingston, Deputy Editor for Clinical Content of JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association. Physician and PA faculty from the University of Worcester, England and Drexel University will also lecture on both days
  • Dr. Rod Jackson, New Zealand cardiovascular risk factor epidemiologist will discuss his GATE tool for critical appraisal
  • Mr. David Allen, mastectomy scar tattoo artist, will discuss the use of empathy
  • Ms. Adrian Banning, PA-C, recently recognized as one of Philadelphia’s “Who’s Next in Health”

Additional lecturers represent leaders in the field joining us to present their strategies for the interpretation and use of patient-centered evidence.

Consider attending if you use evidence-based medicine in any capacity. (Professionals and students welcome: Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physicians, registered nurses, public health workers, medical librarians, pharmacists, academic faculty, clinical, medical journalists).


Highlighting Events of the 2015 MAC/MLA Annual Meeting

Rebecca Landau recently attended the 2015 MAC/MLA Annual meeting, “Find Your Inspiration” in Asheville, North Carolina, October 18-25, 2015.  Download Rebecca’s full article, highlighting information presented at the meeting.

Featured speakers:

  • Dr. Sam Gosling, Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas, led a fun session on how individuals leave clues to their identity in their private and person spaces, and what can be learned through snooping.
  • Tamara Walser, Director of Assessment and Evaluation and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina, spoke on the value of evaluation.
  • Dr. Itifat Husain, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, described how to find and determine “Legit”apps. The second part of his talk was about FOAM (Fee Open Access Medical Education).
  • Dr. Stevo Roksandic, Director of Library Services at Mount Carmel Health System (MCHS), Columbus, Ohio spoke to hospital librarians. Embedded in the article are links to video, articles, a blog, and MAC/MLA conference papers and poster information.

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Two Jobs at the University of Minnesota

Clinical Information Librarian (UL351)

Job No. UL351
Job ID# 305190
Dept. Name: Health Sciences Libraries
Position Available: Immediately
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

External Candidates please use the following link:


Public Health Liaison & Data Curation Specialist (UL350)

Job No. UL350
Job ID# 305189
Dept. Name: Health Sciences Libraries
Position Available: Immediately
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

External Candidates please use the following link:

Dedication of Historical State Marker Honoring the Founding of MLA

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and The Philadelphia Chapter of the Medical Library Association cordially invite you to a reception celebrating the dedication of an official Pennsylvania Historical Marker commemorating the site of the founding of the Medical Library Association in 1898.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
2:30pm – 4:30pm
The Union League of Philadelphia
McMichael Room,
1450 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA

R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, October 28, 2015.

Business casual attire appropriate (a collared shirt and pressed slacks for men and comparable attire for women). There is a parking garage across the street from this entrance at 1415 Sansom Street for those of you who are driving.

Fall Event: Data Visualization- Current Tools and Future Trends

Join us for our upcoming event on November 12, 2015 5:30 to 7:30 PM
A joint panel presentation from the Philadelphia Regional Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA-Phil) and the Philadelphia Chapter of the SLA
Thomas Jefferson University, Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Room 105, 233 South 10th Street, Philadelphia (For directions and parking information use this link:
Cost: $15, Wine and Cheese will be served. Pre-registration required online at
Description: Data is more prolific and more available than ever, and its presentation can be complex and alienating to the public and information professionals alike. With visual clarity, good design, and an increasing number of accessible tools, data can be used to engage stakeholders and customers, and to clarify and simplify research, commercial, and public information.
  • Luis Ahumada, Principal Information Scientist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Laurie Allen, Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Services, Haverford College
  • Lauren Ancona, Data Scientist, City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology
  • Joshua Tapley, Director, Data Visualization, Comcast Enterprise Business Intelligence
During this panel presentation, participants will find out more about engaging and innovative data visualization projects in the Philadelphia area, the tools and strategies used by enterprises of different scales to procure, process, and promote visualized data, and generate ideas on how data visualization tools can be put to work within their own organizations.
Interested in introducing a colleague to MLA? MLA-Phil Members may bring a guest to the meeting for just $5. Members bringing a guest will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate.