Introduction to Evidence Synthesis (In-person)
Date: 5th March 2024 Time: 09:30am – 12:30pm Location: Meeting Room 1, Medical Education Centre, Daisy Hill Hospital (ask for directions at main reception), 5 Hospital Rd, Newry BT35 8DR Fee: Free Skill Level:
Date: 5th March 2024
Time: 09:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Meeting Room 1, Medical Education Centre, Daisy Hill Hospital (ask for directions at main reception), 5 Hospital Rd, Newry BT35 8DR
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.
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. 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
(Tuesday) 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Medical Education Centre, Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry