Coming in 2024
Conducting Accelerated Systematic Reviews
The Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare is offering a series of ONLINE live interactive workshops on how to do systematic reviews with a focus on how to improve the speed and efficiency of the review process.
The workshops outline the tasks involved at each of the key steps of the review process and introduces participants to the freely available tools that can assist with these tasks. Each session includes interactive training followed by exercises on how to use the tools available in the Systematic Review Accelerator (SRA), provides tips from experienced systematic reviewers on completing review tasks, links to resources that provide detailed methodological guidance and the opportunity to ask questions.
These workshops are for
- Policy Makers
- Information Professionals
who are planning to do a systematic review or who are currently doing systematic reviews and would like to learn how to do them more efficiently. To benefit from this workshop, you should understand what systematic reviews are and what makes a good quality systematic review.
You can attend all five workshops in the series or just the specific workshops that meet your needs. Individual workshops cost AUD$95 each. For dates and times or to register for individual workshops, please click on the dropdown arrows. We are also offering a full package deal as well as limited free spaces for GCHHS staff (see full details below).
We offer various time zone-friendly options. Our policy states that no refunds will be issued for incorrect time zone conversions, so please check your local time zone when registering.
Workshop 1 Planning the systematic review
This module covers the critically important aspects of planning a systematic review including justifying the need for the review, formulating a focused review question and assembling a review team. You will learn how to efficiently write and register a review protocol. You will be introduced to resources that can help at this stage, and will receive interactive instruction and training in the Methods Wizard tool.
Tuesday, 27 February 2024 - 8am-9:45am AEST (UTC+10). Registrations close on Monday, 26 February at 12pm AEST.
Wednesday, 28 February 2024 - 6pm-7:45pm AEST (UTC+10). Registrations close on Wednesday, 28 February at 12pm AEST.
Workshop 2 Designing and conducting a systematic search
This module covers aspects of developing and conducting an efficient systematic search for published and unpublished studies. You will learn about the principles of systematic searching that assist in the development of database searches, with demonstration and interactive training in the Word Freq, SearchRefinery and Polyglot Search tools.
Tuesday, 12 March 2024 - 8am-9:45am AEST (UTC+10). Registrations close on Monday, 11 March at 12pm AEST.
Wednesday, 13 March 2024 - 6pm-7:45pm AEST (UTC+10). Registrations close on Wednesday, 13 March at 12pm AEST.
Workshop 3 Screening and selecting studies
This module covers the screening and selection of studies step. You will learn about the process and tools that can make completion of this step easier and faster, with interactive instruction and training in the Deduplicator, Screenatron and Disputatron tools.
Tuesday, 26 March 2024 - 8am-9:45am AEST (UTC+10). Registrations close on Monday, 25 March at 12pm AEST.
Wednesday, 27 March 2024 - 6pm-7:45pm AEST (UTC+10). Registrations close on Wednesday, 27 March at 12pm AEST.
Workshop 4 Extracting data, assessing studies and presenting findings
This module covers aspects of data extraction and preparation for analysis, assessment of risk of bias and presentation
of this information. You will learn about the principles of good practice, some strategies and freely available tools and resources that can help with completing this labour intensive stage of the review.
Tuesday, 9 April 2024 - 8am-9:30am AEST (UTC+10). Registrations close on Monday, 8 April at 12pm AEST.
Wednesday, 10 April 2024 - 6pm-7:30pm AEST (UTC+10). Registrations close on Wednesday, 10 April at 12pm AEST.
Workshop 5 Synthesizing studies (with and without meta-analysis) and heterogeneity
This module covers when and how to conduct a meta-analysis and how to undertake narrative synthesis when a meta-analysis is not possible or appropriate. You will learn about assessing heterogeneity and how to handle and explain it appropriately. You will be introduced to the principles of appropriate synthesis through interactive instruction and hands on activities.
Tuesday, 23 April 2024 - 8am-9:45am AEST (UTC+10). Registrations close on Monday, 22 April at 12pm AEST.
Wednesday, 24 April 2024 - 6pm-7:45pm AEST (UTC+10). Registrations close on Wednesday, 24 April at 12pm AEST.
This session provides the opportunity for participants who have attended one or more of the workshops to seek clarification, extra detail, or to ask questions about any of the SRA tools, or any aspect of the systematic review process. You will briefly learn about the reporting guidelines that ensure quality reporting of your review and about assessing the certainty of evidence provided by a systematic review.
Each participant that does at least one workshop will get the option to attend one of the following Q&A sessions of their choice. All participants will be contacted to make their selection prior to these dates.
- 7 May 2024 - 8am-9:30am AEST (UTC+10) OR
- 8 May 2024 - 6-7:30pm AEST (UTC+10)
Full package deal
The full package deal costs AUD$400 and includes all 5 workshops plus the Q&A session.
A selection of dates are available - sessions are presented 8am AEST (UTC+10) Tuesday or 6pm AEST (UTC+10) Wednesday every fortnight starting 27 February 2024. Upon registering for the full package deal, participants will be contacted to choose suitable dates.
For any enquiries about these workshops, please contact [email protected]
The Evidence-Based Practice Professorial Unit is offering a limited number of free places available for GCHHS staff to attend the full series of workshops.
To apply for a limited free place, complete the online form at: https://forms.office.com/r/28GGSYSHX7
Applications close on 31 January 2024.
For any enquiries, please contact the EBBPU via email: [email protected]