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E-learning update – Aug 7, 2018

We began our first course on mastering the basics of PubMed in May 2018. As of Aug 7 2018, 34 have enrolled and ten have finished the course. Our course is open to all students, faculty and practitioners.

Global Giving​ – July, 2018

We participated in the Social Impact Academy in the months of June and July. It was a cohort of 50 organizations chosen by Global Giving to teach us all about planning and measuring the long term impact of our work. It was six weeks of intense self-learning, after which we learnt the importance of the stories we tell, the frames into which we fit our daily activities, and the feedback we collect. We are proud to have been a part of this academy and are excited to translate everything that we have learnt into discernible actions.

Our standing in GlobalGiving has also improved by leaps and bounds. Our project rank has shot up (currently 16/4625) where earlier we were in a 1000+ ranking We have taken part in a campaign that taught us new ways to approach people for funding. Recently, we also engaged in an interactive session to know how we can use visual aids to reach out to our audiences.

Global Giving Bonus Day​ – July 18, 2018

Over 4000 organizations participated in the Global Giving Bonus Day held on July 18. The highest amount raised was about 27,000$ which, grants and a bonus added, totaled $35,000. Congratulations to the much deserving “Reading Village.” We attracted 11 donors and raised $548. The amount is precious to us and a reminder of how incomplete we would be without our donors and friends encouraging us every step of the way. We also got a match of $112- thank you, Global Giving!

100 PGs Update ​- July 16, 2018

We started our 100 PGs program in January 2017, and while we expected to complete it in six months, we suffered major setbacks and had covered only 47 after a year. But just as we were about to give up, the tides turned and in May 2018 we found a good venue and ten eager to learn residents. We got to know the importance of feedback in making all this possible- it was a previous workshop attendee who had inspired these few to come attend! Over the next few months, we got more numbers, and before we knew it, we had covered 96 PG residents. Our project is close to finished and we could not be more proud.

QMed Participates ​- July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018 – Vasumathi Sriganesh was invited to participate in a panel discussion on a session: Education in Radiology: Changing needs and opportunities for the future radiologist. This was at an event organized by Express Healthcare in association with the Radiology Education Foundation. The panelists were:

◆Dr Akshay Baheti, Assistant Professor, TMH, Mumbai (Moderator)

◆Dr Sumer Sethi, Founder, DAMS &Telerad Providers

◆Dr Raju Sharma, Professor of Radiology, AIIMS

◆ Vasumathi Sriganesh, QMed Knowledge Foundation

◆Dr Deelip Mhaisekar,VC, MUHS

◆Dr Nandini Bahiri – HOD of the Radiology Department, Govt Hosp in Jamnagar

The topics covered were exams/assessments, sub-specialization and research; Vasumathi spoke on the changes needed with respect to improving research.

GlobalGiving chooses QMed for a mentoring program to increase its Social Impact – May 15, 2018​

We are now part of a selective cohort participating in their Social Impact Academy, which focuses on teaching us how to plan and measure the long term impact of what we do. We have embarked on a major self-learning activity through this forum, and wish to work on the Social Impact of QMed with full gusto.

Our standing in GlobalGiving has also improved by leaps and bounds. Our project rank has shot up (currently 315/4424) where earlier we were in a 1000+ ranking We have taken part in a campaign that taught us new ways to approach people for funding.

Our First E-Learning Module is Live! – May 13, 2018​

We are happy to announce that our long cherished dream of having an E-learning venture is now a reality. The first of our E-learning courses on Mastering PubMed is now up and running. You will have access to 11 lectures elaborating using PubMed as efficiently as you can. We’ve also provided quizzes and a final assessment to test your understanding.
In addition, we provide you with mentoring support for a year! To know more about this, visit www.qmed.ngo/elearning-reg

Full day workshop on PubMed and Reference Management with Mendeley – Feb 11, 2018​

This workshop has been cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances. Anyone who has registered can do the workshop on the next date that we will announce shortly.

Accolades from GlobalGiving (our International Crowdsourcing platform)

She’s an advocate for evidence-based healthcare in India​! That is the headline with which our founder is featured in GlobalGoodness! Do click to read more

GlobalGoodness is a publication of GlobalGiving—a crowdfunding community powered by nonprofits, donors, and companies in 170+ countries. This is where GlobalGiving shares stories about making the world a better place.

The GlobalGoodness publication is hosted on Medium.com – a platform about People – with emphasis on quality, original ideas and interesting and varied viewpoints.

​We also got three badges from GlobalGiving for all the hard work we did, in raising funds through their page​

Global Giving Badges

First workshop in collaboration with the Campbell Collaboration & Chitkara University, Chandigarh – Jan 31, 2018 – Feb 1, 2018​

We will be doing our first workshop in collaboration with the Campbell Collaboration & Chitkara University, Chandigarh. This is a workshop on “Searching for Studies for doing a Campbell Systematic Review”. The course will cover details about what it takes to develop an effective search strategy for a systematic review. The importance of using both thesaurus terms as well as all possible text words, the use of Boolean operators and truncation symbols will be covered in detail. The steps in creating a systematic search strategy that can be documented and reported will be demonstrated. For brochure click here.

New venue for organizing and conducting workshops, in Andheri East​

W​e located a nice venue for organizing and conducting workshops, in Andheri East, not far from our office. The venue is close to the Andheri Station, Bus terminus and Metro station, making it easy for people to reach there. Blue Hat Fusion is located at ​Shop No.3, Radha Apts., Opp. City Point,Teli Galli, Andheri East

​We will be doing our first workshop there on Feb 11, 2018 (Sunday) and hope to conduct lots more at regular intervals. We found this venue through www.breathingroom.co

Launch of a payment solutions platform for Fundraising on our website.

We incorporated a payment solutions platform for Fundraising on our website on December 26, 2017. For Indian donors, the process of giving a donation is now really simple. One can donate using a debit or credit card, do a bank transfer or even have a cheque picked up – just by filling in details on the Danamojo platform. The debit and credit card options will work for International donors too, but we recommend that these donors use the GlobalGiving option.

Do go to our updated Donation Page to see both options. For those in India, do try the Danamojo option. You will make a fresh start in helping medical students and researchers learn about searching for evidence, for 2018