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Supplementary Materials

Title: Reworking EBM and Medical Informatics Instruction to Accommodate Self-Directed Learners. (PDF)

Authors: MacEachern MP, Townsend W, Shannon C, Mani NS, Zeylikovich I, Mangrulkar RS. 

Conference: Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) 2013 Spring Meeting, Cincinnati, OH. 


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How Effective Are Poster Presentations?

I ask myself this everytime I hover around one of my posters.  The knowledge transfer is probably minimal, but the general networking opportunities are good (I think).  In any case, the article concludes that they're probably not the most effective things in the world:*

Based on current evidence, users should not use a standalone poster in an attempt to achieve knowledge transfer – rather, an integrated approach with supplemental material is required to achieve changes in user knowledge, attitude and behaviour. Well-designed empirical studies are required to establish an evidence base to inform how posters may best be developed and implemented in order to achieve successful knowledge transfer. [PubMed link]

Ilic D, Rowe N. What is the evidence that poster presentations are effective in promoting knowledge transfer? A state of the art review. Health Info Libr J. 2013 Mar;30(1):4-12. PMID 23413789.

* Which I'll no doubt be thinking about during my upcoming poster sessions at CGEA & MLA. (Shameless plug).