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Training on Systematic Review

Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, AKU, Karachi
Supported by a training grant from the Fogarty International Centre, National Institute of Health, USA

Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Environmental Health, HSA, Islamabad
Supported by Long Term Institutional Development Grant, WHO

is pleased to announce a workshop on Systematic Review

Venue: Health Services Academy, Islamabad
20th-22nd Jan 2020

Learning Objectives:
The objectives of the workshop are to train individuals in understanding systematic review, formulating a research question in their area of interest for which a systematic review of evidence is needed, searching medical databases, critical appraisal of medical literature, and to provide an introduction of Cochrane research methodology and analysis. The candidate at the end of this workshop would be oriented to the basis of systematic reviews.

The workshop consists of interactive lectures as well as practical sessions. The topics covered in each session will build on material covered in previous sessions; therefore all sessions would be mandatory.

Seats are limited and selection of participants for the workshop will be based on prior research credentials and demonstration of strong interest in synthesis research reflecting in their proposed research questions. If selected, applicants will be notified by 15th Jan 2020.

Who is eligible to apply?
All students, interns, residents, fellows, researchers, nurses, faculty members and all allied professionals with appropriate research experience and interest are eligible to apply.

How to Register?
Please email following documents to shamsa.panjwani@aku.edu and adnankhan@hsa.edu.pk  by 13th Jan 2020. Completed pre-workshop questionnaire {Applicants are NOT required to send any Registration Fee at present. Date of Submission of Registration Fee will be notified upon selection of your application} along with Curriculum Vitae.

Registration fee at present: PKR 3000/=

Seats are limited; please register early to avoid any disappointment. Selected candidates would be required to bring their own laptops. Further information would be given with the confirmation

About Cochrane Network

The Cochrane Collaboration is an independent international organization that promotes evidence-based medicine. It supports the availability of high quality, up-to-date systematic reviews across a broad range of health care topics. Systematic reviews are a way of summarizing research evidence using rigorous scientific methodology and meta-analytic techniques. For further information on the Cochrane Collaboration and Cochrane Reviews please visit www.cochrane.org/docs/newcomersguide.htm. Online access to the Cochrane Library and database at AKU is now available at http://www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane

Participants are required to attend all 3-days of the workshop and are committed to complete the protocol and review. For further information please contact Shamsa Panjwani on shamsa.panjwani@aku.edu  and, Adnan Khan on adnankhan@hsa.edu.pk or phone: +92 21 34864955 & +92 51 9255590 Ext 112

Please click here to download pre-workshop Questionnaire