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Interpreting and Using Systematic Reviews
Mon 12 June 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
This one-day workshop is to provide an introduction to systematic review methodology and critical appraisal skills. The workshop utilises combination of seminar-style sessions and group work with specific focus on critical appraisal, strengths and weaknesses of reviews.
Who should attend?
The workshop is open to anyone with previous knowledge on research methodology and is looking to understand how to interpret systematic reviews in health sciences. PhD students, postdocs and early to mid-career researchers who work in public health and public health nutrition field.
Dr Christine Baldwin, Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Kings College, London. Dr Baldwin has more than 20 years of experience working as a dietitian in hospitals specialising in clinical practice and research of weight-loss management in patients with HIV and cancer, and has worked since 1998 on several systematic reviews on nutritional interventions in the management of nutritionally vulnerable patients including two published papers in the Cochrane library. Dr Baldwin is currently involved in a series of projects on aspects of nutritional support.
After the workshop delegates will be able to:
• Discuss levels of evidence
• Define a systematic review and a meta-analysis
• Describe the methodology of systematic reviewing
• Know where and how to find systematic reviews
• Assess the level of bias within a systematic review, and consider whether it should underpin clinical practice or research
• Understand meta-analyses and interpret forest plots
• Describe how systematic reviews inform clinical guideline development and clinical practice
Contiuning Professional Development
Endorsement from the Association for Nutrition and the Royal Society of Biology will be applied for. Certificate of Attendances will be handed out at the end of the workshop.
Lunch, refreshments learning materials and certificates are included in the workshop price.
We look forward to welcoming you to the workshop.
The Nutrition Society