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The Warsaw Systematic Review Course – Warsaw, Poland.

Run by Cochrane Schizophrenia Group members from Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham.

Wednesday 29th November – Friday 1st December, 2017.

Who should attend: all people wishing to undertake reviews of randomised studies.

 Please note that although this course is run by Cochrane Schizophrenia Group members, the same methodology applies to, and is used by systematic reviewers in all fields of research.

This course will appeal to all those interested in completing a Cochrane-style review.  Experienced tutors and facilitators will be available to give you practical and individual advice.  After attending the course, participants should be able to understand search strategies, extract data, manage the results of systematic searches, understand the syntheses of the data, apply the methods and conduct reviews independently.

Brief course content:

Day 1: Developing a protocol, searching and managing references.
Day 2: Screening references and carrying out data extraction.
Day 3: Performing meta-analysis and writing for publication.

Study methods: Small group teaching, workshops, library-based interactive tutorials with hands on practical work at computer stations and group work.  Attendees provide their own laptop.

Speaker 1:

Professor Clive Adams, Chair of Mental Health Services Research, Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group.

Professor of Mental Health Services Research,
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
Professor Adams completed his medical studies at Queen's University in Belfast and gained his Masters in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  As a Clinical Lecturer in Oxford he established the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, part of the Cochrane Collaboration.  The group now flourishes, with 800 reviewers in 21 different countries maintaining over 200 high grade reviews.  Prof Adams has continued his interest in worldwide research and real world randomised controlled trials, focusing particularly on low to middle-income countries.  He has undertaken trials of care in Brazil, Finland, India and the UK, evaluating drugs, packaging of care and mental health policy.

Speaker 2:

Ms Jun Xia, Founder & Chairman, Systematic Review Solutions Ltd.  Systematic Reviewer, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group.  Consultant Systematic Review Editor, Cochrane Skin Group. Steering Group Member, Evidence-based Medicine Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
Jun has a background in healthcare research methods and evidence synthesis.  She joined the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group in 2005, specializes in research methodology and systematic review.  To date, she has published over 30 Cochrane systematic reviews in relation to the effectiveness of care for people with schizophrenia, stroke, depression, cancer treatment and pain management. Jun established Systematic Review Solutions Ltd (SRS) in 2009, providing training on systematic review and evidence-based practice to clinicians and healthcare professionals globally.  She has delivered over 60 systematic review workshops globally and over 3000 healthcare professionals have benefited from the training.

Date:  Wednesday 29th November- Friday 1st December, 2017.
Time:  09:00 - 17:00.
Venue:  Room 256, University of Warsaw Library, ul. Dobra 56/66, 00-312 Warszawa, Poland.
Course Fee:  1,400 PLN + VAT. 
Student fee:  700 PLN + VAT, (limited places).
Your course fee includes all learning materials, refreshments and lunch every day.

General Enquiries and Applications: 
Renata Olejnik,  email:
Course Content Enquiries: 
Jun Xia, email:

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