Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Introduction to Evidence Synthesis - 2nd Session (Clinicians / Healthcare Workers)

21apr1:30 pm4:30 pmIntroduction to Evidence Synthesis - 2nd Session (Clinicians / Healthcare Workers)1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Institute of Clinical Sciences, Block A

Event Details

*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

Fee: Free

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.

Learning Outcomes:

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

Teaching Strategies:

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


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(Friday) 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Irish Standard Time


Institute of Clinical Sciences, Block A