Reminder: Webinar: Accessing the evidence during times of crisis

14 November, 2018

WEBINAR: Accessing the evidence during times of crisis

WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:30am ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: This Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts. No registration is required.


Ben Heaven Taylor, CEO, Evidence Aid

Caroline De Brún, Knowledge and Evidence Specialist, Public Health England

TOPIC: Accessing the Evidence During Times of Crisis

Humanitarian Evidence Week (HEW) is an initiative led by Evidence Aid, in collaboration with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at University of Oxford and other organizations, to promote a more evidence-based approach to humanitarian aid. During HEW, organizations present webinars, write blog posts, and participate in debates to highlight topics related to generation, use and dissemination of evidence in the humanitarian sector.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) will host a webinar that highlights the work of several international organizations as part of HEW 2018:

Ben Heaven Taylor will introduce Evidence Aid’s work in providing access to evidence-based information on interventions during disasters.

Caroline De Brún will discuss Public Health England’s collaboration with Healthcare Information For All and Evidence Aid to investigate the role of libraries in supporting teams working in disaster zones, by helping them find and use evidence. This presentation will look at the outputs from that collaboration, and describe the work that has followed on, leading to the launch of an International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Evidence For Global and Disaster Health Special Interest Group.


Meeting URL:

Event Key: 1234


Audio conference information:

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Submitted by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS

National Library of Medicine

Specialized Information Services Division

Disaster Information Management Research Center


"Support for librarians providing disaster information outreach to their communities."


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HIFA profile: Caroline De Brun is a Knowledge and Evidence Specialist for Public Health England. Professional interests: health information literacy, information skills, knowledge management, outreach librarianship, patient information. She is a member of the HIFA working group on Library and Information Services.

caroline.debrun AT