Save the date! Advanced Searching Workshop in Melbourne 1st April 2015

Julie Glanville, Associate Director, York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC), University of York, will be facilitating a 1/2 day workshop at the Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne 761 Swanston Street, Parkville VIC 3052

Search Techniques for Systematic Reviews, HTAs and Guidelines Extensive literature searches are the foundation of high quality systematic reviews, health technology assessment (HTA), guideline development and other major projects. Conducting searches to retrieve research evidence from databases and other resources requires a range of knowledge and skills. There are constant challenges to keeping up-to-date with new database features and approaches to achieving efficient searches. Search approaches may need to be adapted depending on the end-product which the search is informing and the resources available. Search approaches increasingly need to be explained to sponsors and other end-users in terms of the extent to which they are fit-for-purpose.

A bit about Julie:

Julie is a qualified librarian who has been working in the field of systematic reviews for more than 20 years. She coordinates YHEC’s information and review services to customers who require literature searches and reviews of all types. Julie manages reviews ranging from rapid reviews to systematic reviews to inform submissions to reimbursement agencies such as NICE. Julie also manages indirect and mixed treatment comparisons. Before joining YHEC, Julie was Associate Director and Information Service Manager at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York for fourteen years. In this role Julie managed information support for systematic reviews and technology assessments within CRD and to external customers, and managed CRD’s NHS Economic Evaluation Database. Julie is a co-convenor of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group, a co-author of the Cochrane Handbook chapter on searching for evidence and has contributed to the development of systematic review guidance for several organisations including the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and the European Food Safety Agency.

This workshop will be followed by another 1/2 day workshop – details to be released soon. You will be able to register for 1 or both workshops – registrations to be released soon.

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