Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Webinar: Sarah Boyce - Evidence as the start of the conversation @ NICE; from systematic reviews to policy recommendations

18apr2:00 pm3:00 pmWebinar: Sarah Boyce - Evidence as the start of the conversation @ NICE; from systematic reviews to policy recommendations2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ONLINE

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This webinar will consist of 3 parts:
Part 1 – pragmatic reviewing for committee decision making – Evidence is the start of the conversation,
• key differences between Cochrane systematic reviews and guideline evidence reviews
• prioritising outcomes for decision making
• not a stand-alone review – fits into a series of reviews and HE modelling

Part 2 – Presenting evidence to a decision making committee
• focusing on key committee consideration (as prioritised in the protocol discussion)
• emphasis on summarizing evidence

Part 3 – Linking evidence to recommendations
• understanding where key differences of opinion among the committee members,
• understating difference between evidence and committee experience
• explain the decision in plain English

Sarah Boyce is a Senior Technical Analyst in the guideline development team at NICE working on clinical and public health guidance. This involves working closely with guideline committees to draft recommendations. She has worked on the development of COVID-19 rapid guidelines such as ‘Managing acute COVID-19’ and ‘Managing the long-term effects of COVID-19’. She has also been involved in rapid guideline updates using a living approach to guideline development. This involved balancing the rigour needed in guideline development against the need for rapid guidance in an ever-changing context. Prior to joining NICE, Sarah worked as an evidence reviewer at BMJ for their evidence-based point of care products. Sarah holds an MSc in Molecular Medicine from the University of Essex.



(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm