FAST Evidence

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Pacific time)
Space available
$399 + GST for registrants

SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver BC V6B 5K3


FAST Evidence begins with a half‐day, interactive course that teaches physicians how to conduct effective internet searches in order to find credible and evidence‐based medical information from a variety of databases and online sources. Designed for a small group of up to 12 learners, the course is facilitated by two College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC librarians who provide learners with hands‐on support in a computer lab setting. To support ongoing learning and application, this program also involves post-program activities, including reflection and coaching sessions following the live workshop.

After attending this program, you will be able to:

  • Conduct efficient and refined literature searches;
  • Apply search tools to find reliable health information and evidence-based medical literature (e.g. MEDLINE, point of care tools, ebooks, and multimedia);
  • Obtain the full-text of journal articles through electronic resources or document delivery; and 
  • Find valid patient and drug information.

Prerequisite: General familiarity with a computer (i.e. use of a mouse and limited typing) is required. The in-person workshop will take place in a computer lab, so no need to bring your own device. 

Key Speakers: 

  • Karen MacDonell, PhD, Director, Library Services, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
  • Chris Vriesema-Magnuson, Librarian, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC