Nov 24 Webinar: Systematic review searching: an overview of best practices & real world experiences

Therapeutics Initiative (TI) Methods Speaker Series:

Systematic review searching: an overview of best practices & real world experiences

WHEN: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 12:00-13:00 PDT [convert to your local time]

WHERE: Offered online using Zoom. You must register order to receive the Zoom link.

SPEAKER: Rebecca Rishar, MLIS


About the topic: This presentation will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the systematic review search process.  Current best practices in systematic searching will be discussed, including translating clinical questions into PICO search statements, database selection, PRESS peer review, PRISMA-S search reporting, and citation management.  A brief overview of available text-mining tools designed to help with the systematic review search process will also be provided.

About the speaker: Rebecca Rishar, MSLS, is a Senior Medical Librarian at ECRI, a non-profit healthcare research institute.  As a Senior Medical Librarian, Ms. Rishar regularly conducts literature searches for both rapid review and systematic review projects covering a wide variety of healthcare topics, specifically focusing on the efficacy and safety of devices and procedures.  She has also supported a wide range of systematic review projects for clients such as the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Veteran’s Administration and Department of Defense.  Ms. Rishar holds a master’s of library science degree from Clarion University.

About the TI Methods Speaker Series: The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome. The event is held at noon on the last Wednesday of each month. Presentations are recorded and the video recordings are posted online. Upcoming webinars and past recordings for 2021 are available here:

Best wishes, Doug

Douglas M Salzwedel  MLIS

Information Specialist & Assistant Managing Editor Cochrane Hypertension [1606961939255]

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University of British Columbia, 300C – 2176 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver (Canada)

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