HLA Advanced Searching Techniques Workshop NSW

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ALIA HLA Event: Advanced Search Techniques for Systematic Reviews, Health Technology Assessment and Guideline Development Training Day

Presented by Julie Glanville 

Extensive literature searches are the foundation of high quality systematic reviews, health technology assessment (HTA), guideline development and other major projects. Conducting searches to retrieve research evidence from databases and other resources requires a range of knowledge and skills. There are constant challenges to keeping up-to-date with new database features and approaches to achieving efficient searches. Search approaches may need to be adapted depending on the end-product which the search is informing and the resources available. Search approaches increasingly need to be explained to sponsors and other end-users in terms of the extent to which they are fit-for-purpose.

This workshop 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 information specialist Julie Glanville 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.

 Julie Glanville is Associate Director of the York Health Economics Consortium based in the UK. Julie is a qualified librarian who has been working in the field of systematic reviews for more than 20 years. She coordinates YHEC's information and review services to customers who require literature searches and reviews of all types. Julie manages reviews ranging from rapid reviews to systematic reviews to inform submissions to reimbursement agencies such as NICE. Julie also manages indirect and mixed treatment comparisons. Before joining YHEC, Julie was Associate Director and Information Service Manager at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York for fourteen years. In this role Julie managed information support for systematic reviews and technology assessments within CRD and to external customers, and managed CRD’s NHS Economic Evaluation Database. Julie is a co-convenor of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group, a co-author of the Cochrane Handbook chapter on searching for evidence and has contributed to the development of systematic review guidance for several organisations including the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and the European Food Safety Agency. Julie’s research interests are in search filter design and appraisal, and the efficient identification of research evidence for systematic reviews, economic evaluations and models, and health technology assessments.

Draft program available soon.  

Cost: ALIA Member $160; Non-ALIA Member $250 (excludes GST)

Includes morning tea and lunch  


You may claim this activity if you are participating in the ALIA PD Scheme.

Scitech Library, Level 1, Jane Foss Russell Building G02
160 City Road
The University of Sydney
ALIA Group PD Event
Thursday 14 November 2019 9:00am to Thursday 13 May 2021 6:23pm
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