Reminder: Pieces of Systematic Review Session 3 Thursday March 21 with Pre-Reading

Please remember to mark your calendars for the third session of the Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster webinar series! The third session will take place Thursday March 21st at 1 – 2:30pm CT / 12 – 1:30pm MT, and Margaret will be presenting on screening tools as parts of Evaluate, the third step in her PIECES model.

The pre-reading for the session is now available! This document contains links to tools, suggested articles, and details for the case studies to be covered in the session. You can download the pdf using this link

No registration is required for this series. Full login details are below and also posted on our website Be on the lookout for the pre-reading, with practical examples and recommended reading, to be available about two weeks before the session, and don’t forget to submit your comments and questions using our feedback survey to customize your webinar!


The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series Session 3: Evaluate – Screening tools

Instructor: Margaret Foster, MLIS, MPH, Associate Professor and Systematic Reviews and Research Coordinator, Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library Time Thursday, March 21, 2019, 1-2:30pm CT / 12-1:30pm MT Social Media Hashtag: #piecesQA

Series Description: Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this monthly limited-run webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews. Sessions will occur on the third Thursday of every month from 1pm – 2:30pm CT. The webinar will highlight the following topics:

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 – Plan: Developing your topic, framing the question, selecting a standard and output Video Link
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Identify: Developing your search, documenting Video Link
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 – Evaluate: Screening tools Login details below!
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 – Collect: Coding and synthesis
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 – Explain & Summarize: Reporting and dissemination, series wrap-up

What are you hoping to learn from this series? Let us know! You can submit your responses to our survey here

Speaker Bio: Margaret Foster is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and serves as the Systematic Reviews and Research Coordinator at the Medical Sciences Library with a joint position at the School of Public Health.  Her work with systematic reviews began more than a decade ago while completing her Masters of Public Health.  In her current position, she provides consultations for researchers in medicine, public health, veterinary medicine, education, and other disciplines and has published over 30 articles applying or describing systematic review methods and evidence-based practices. In addition, she is a co-founder of the Medical Library Association Systematic Review Special Interest Group and developed a popular continuing education course about systematic reviews which has trained over 1000 librarians.

Full details on the series as well as login information for the second session can be found here:

To Join the Meeting

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