Evidence for Global & Disaster Health

Where are we now and where do we need to be?

Evidence for Global & Disaster Health [E4GDH] Special Interest Group

Sponsor: Health and Biosciences Libraries Section [HBS]

IFLA Satellite meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Thursday 23 August 2018

This satellite meeting is organised by E4GDH in partnership with Medical Libraries Group Malaysia

Thank you to all our great speakers, trainers and participants

Innovative models to support global and disaster health are emerging and a recent evidence briefing showed that library and information centres have a very important role to play in terms of providing support during, and after disasters. From a practical point of view, this can include providing safe places, supporting disaster teams by providing them with the best evidence to inform decision-making, helping in the production of evidence, and acting as knowledge brokers to ensure relevant knowledge and information is being shared effectively. By providing quick and easy access to those looking for reliable information about what to do in an emergency, libraries can demonstrate their value as a primary and crucial source of trustworthy information.

This one-day satellite meeting aims to give an overview of key players and current practice, providing an overview of how librarians are working alongside other professionals and contributing to disaster health and sharing evidence, good practice and innovation in the field. It will also consider what needs to be done to develop skills and services to deliver these for the future.

Target Audience

We are very keen to enable sharing and learning from different perspectives and welcome submissions from a wide range of roles including librarians and information officers; health and public health professionals; systematic reviewers; humanitarian and voluntary sector workers, and relief coordinators.

  • Perspectives and experiences from Australia, Philippines, South Africa, USA and the UK.
  • Afternoon parallel sessions: small group knowledge exchange ¦ workshop on searching for evidence in this field.
  • Evening informal with guest speaker plus time for questions and networking.

We hope you can join us.

The meeting takes place at the 4-star Impiana Hotel, centrally located adjoining the KL Convention Centre.

Refreshments and buffet lunch are included in the registration fee [Early bird rate: Malaysian ringgit 300, equivalent to €62, £56, US$75]

Medical Libraries Group

Organized under the aegis of IFLA