Introduction to Evidence Synthesis - 2nd Session (Clinicians / Healthcare Workers)
*Please note that Session 1 & Session 2 are identical. Please register for the session (not both) that is most suitable to your timetable. Date: 21st April 2023 Time: 13:30 – 16:30 Location:
*Please note that Session 1 & Session 2 are identical. Please register for the session (not both) that is most suitable to your timetable.
Date: 21st April 2023
Time: 13:30 – 16:30
Location: Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Institute of Clinical Sciences – Block A, Royal Victoria Hospital, 274 Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BA
Skill Level: Introductory
Target Audience: Clinicians & Healthcare Workers
Health care policy and practice decisions should be based on a synthesis of the global body of evidence rather than relying on individual studies. High quality, relevant systematic reviews and other synthesised research evidence are fundamental to evidence-based healthcare policy and practice.
This workshop introduces systematic reviews and describes why they are an important source of evidence. The focus of the workshop will be on outlining the process of designing a systematic review and the steps in conducting a systematic review.
At the end of this workshop, participants will:
• Understand what systematic reviews are and why they are important
• Be able to identify the elements of a well-defined question for a systematic review
• Understand the steps of a systematic review
The workshop will consist of a mixture of short presentations and question and answer sessions.
Prof. Declan Devane,
Chair in Health Research Methodology, University of Galway
Scientific Director, HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network
Director, Evidence Synthesis Ireland
Director, Cochrane Ireland
Twitter handle: @decdevane
Prof. Bronagh Blackwood
Chair in Critical Care and NI lead for ESI Queen’s University Belfast
(Friday) 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Irish Standard Time
Institute of Clinical Sciences, Block A