Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Introduction to Evidence Synthesis (In-person)

22feb9:30 am12:30 pmIntroduction to Evidence Synthesis (In-person)9:30 am - 12:30 pm Medical Education Centre, Craigavon Area Hospital, Co. Armagh, Craigavon Area Hospital, 68 Lurgan Road, Portadown, Co. Armagh

Event Details

Date: 22nd February 2024

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Lecture Theatre, Medical Education Centre, Craigavon Area Hospital, Portadown, Craigavon, Co. Armagh

Fee: Free

Skill Level: Introductory

Target Audience: Healthcare professionals, academics, researchers, decision makers, librarians, information specialists, and Evidence Synthesis Ireland fellows and teaching faculty who would like to learn more about systematic reviews and other evidence syntheses


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. Bronagh Blackwood

Chair in Critical Care and NI lead for Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

Queen’s University Belfast


Dr Jennifer McGaughey

Queens University Belfast

Affiliate to ESI


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(Thursday) 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Medical Education Centre, Craigavon Area Hospital, Co. Armagh

Craigavon Area Hospital, 68 Lurgan Road, Portadown, Co. Armagh