ALIA HLA: Advanced Searching Workshop - Melbourne (for researchers)

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ALIA HLA: Advanced Searching Workshop: Advanced Search Techniques for Systematic Reviews, HTA and Guidelines (Workshop for Researchers)

This full day session (9am – 4pm) will provide opportunities to learn new techniques, to discuss best approaches, to share insights and to assess variations in current best practice. The workshop will be facilitated by Carol Lefebvre who is experienced in literature searching to inform systematic reviews and HTAs and in conducting research into the evidence base for information retrieval.

We hope to make the session as interactive and participative as possible so you are encouraged to bring along a computer or device for searching. It will also comprise presentations and discussion.


Presenter: Carol Lefebvre

Carol is an independent information consultant and was previously the Senior Information Specialist at the UK Cochrane Centre from 1992 to 2012, where she was involved in founding The Cochrane Collaboration in 1993. She is Co-convenor of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group, serves on the Cochrane Methods Executive and is lead author on the searching chapter of The Cochrane Handbook. She is a health sciences librarian by background and was the deputy librarian at the University of Oxford Medical School Library (UK) before joining Cochrane. She has an M.Sc. in Library and Information Science from the University of Loughborough (UK) and is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Since starting her own company in 2012, she now focuses on teaching and consultancy in information retrieval for evidence synthesis, such as systematic reviews, health technology assessment and guideline development. She is an active member of the UK InterTASC Information Specialists' Sub-Group (ISSG) and the HTAi Interest Subgroup for Information Resources. She is an Associate Editor of the journal Research Synthesis Methods.

Ticket prices:

$150 ALIA member, $220 Non-member (excludes GST)

When and where:

Monday November 20th:

Melbourne workshop for researchers – University of Melbourne HaBIC

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These events sell out very quickly so register without delay as numbers are limited!


Thanks to the generous support of our University hosts and Wolters Kluwer, the registration fees have been kept to a minimum.


ALIA Group Event
Monday 20 November 2017 9:00am to 4:00pm
Contact details
Gemma Siemensma