Presentation on theme: "QMed Knowledge Foundation India Together let us build a generation that engages in evidence based healthcare."— Presentation transcript:
QMed Knowledge Foundation India Together let us build a generation that engages in evidence based healthcare
QMed’s Founder Ms Vasumathi Sriganesh MLIS, Honorary CEO Worked as a medical librarian in a hospital and patient education library Observed the lack of training in literature search skills among students and health professionals This was having far-reaching effect on research, publications and health/patient care in India
Together let us build a generation that engages in evidence based healthcare QMed is set-up -Set up QMed as a not-for- profit trust to address this lacuna in medical education and research
Together let us build a generation that engages in evidence based healthcare QMed’s capacity building initiatives in Literature Search and Reference Management 1.Guest lectures 2.Workshops 3.One-to-one consultations on literature search 4.Elearning 5.Consumer awareness lectures
Together let us build a generation that engages in evidence based healthcare Training Programs 190 Lectures – 130 Workshops
And we march ahead… Creating E-Learning courses of all our workshops – Reaching out all over India! – And then – to other developing countries
Vasumathi Sriganesh is a recognized faculty for programs by – Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) QMed’s Impact
The story of Bhavik Shah - a final year MBBS student “I study in a premier medical college in India. At the undergraduate level there is no exposure to research. In my second year I attended a lecture on Literature Searching by QMed at an undergraduate student conference. I realized that I had hardly knew anything about this! A year later, I referred to these literature search notes for submitting manuscripts to a medical journal. After a few revisions my manuscript was accepted for publication"! QMed’s Impact Story Thank you QMed - directly from the left ventricle of my heart :) You have no idea how grateful I am for the workshop at Medicon! Bhavik Shah
Poster presented by Vasumathi Sriganesh at MLA 2013 Sowing The Seeds For Informationists To Help Tackle The Doctor Patient Ratio In India
Vasumathi Sriganesh becomes the first recipient of the International Clinical Librarian Conference – Evidence to Practice Award – May 2013.
Challenges in Raising Funds for QMed People wonder… Why do we need to teach people to ‘search’! Why do we need to be a non-profit? Our audience is not poor enough to be unable to pay Why do we need to charge to teach.
Challenges in Raising Funds for QMed The Indian health education scenario No ‘priority’ for the importance of literature searching No ‘budgets’ for training in literature searching Target audience used to paying low costs for training workshops – cannot (or will not) pay ‘real costs’
We Visualize…. 1.Literature searching and referencing training to be part of the medical education curriculum 2.Trained professionals in every teaching institution to teach and support students and professionals in good literature search and referencing practices 3.Every health care institution providing access to important, evidence based resources to its students and faculty 4.Institutions sharing resources, with effective technology usage, and adhering to good copyright practices AND – We Need FUNDS! Thank you for Funding us!!