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The Heidelberg Systematic Review Course – Heidelberg, Germany.
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Wednesday 30th May – Friday 1st June, 2018

Please note that although this course is taught by researchers within the medical field, the same methodology applies to, and is used by systematic reviewers in all fields of research.

Who should attend: all people wishing to undertake reviews of randomised studies.
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. As this is an introductory course, no previous knowledge of systematic review is required.

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:
The course utilises a combination of lectures, small group discussions, workshops, library-based interactive tutorials, with hands on practical work at computer stations using RevMan and Endnote software. Review Manager (RevMan) is the software used for preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews. Attendees use their own laptop.


Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Stefan Leucht, Deputy Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany.
Doctor Leucht is deputy director of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, where he has practiced since 1994 and where he leads the Section of Evidence-Based Medicine in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. He worked as a research associate at the Zucker Hillside Hospital, in New York in 2002/2003. He spent a year as honorary fellow at the University Department of Psychiatry in Oxford and as visiting professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London in 2013/2014. He is part of the editorial teams of several psychiatric journals, including the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, Lancet Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Research, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, International Clinical Psychopharmacology and European Neuropsychopharmacology. Thompson Reuters named Dr. Leucht on their list of the World’s Most Influential Minds, as ranking in the top 1% citations for the field of psychiatry, and as a 2016 Highly Cited Researcher. He led the schizophrenia guideline group of the College of International Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) and he holds a position of honorary professor of Evidence-based Psychopharmacology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He was awarded the David Sackett Award of the German Network of Evidence-Based Medicine in 2010, The American Psychiatric Association Young Minds in Psychiatry Award in 2004, and the Robert Kerwin Award of the Royal College of Psychiatry in 2012. The overarching theme of Dr. Leucht's research is and evidence-based medicine in psychiatry with a focus on meta-analyses, clinical trials and the improvement of methodology of studies in this area. He also has a research interest in pharmacogenetics, compliance enhancement strategies and medical decision making.


Ms Jun Xia, Co-Director, GRADE Ningbo Centre, The University of Nottingham, Systematic Review Unit Lead, Nottingham Health China, The University of Nottingham.  Consultant Systematic Review Editor - Cochrane Skin Group, Expert Systematic Reviewer - Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, King's College London, London, UK.
Ms Xia 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.  Jun will be one of the key speakers at the upcoming Nottingham Systematic Review Course, June 2018, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Date:  Wednesday 30th May- Friday 1st June, 2018.
Time:  09:00 - 17:00.
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Heidelberg, Forum 1, 69126 Heidelberg, Deutschland.
‘Early Bird’ discount:  book by 13/04/2018 course fee = €395.
Course Fee:  €450. 
Student fee:  €295, (limited places).
Your course fee includes all learning materials, refreshments and lunch every day.

General Enquiries and Applications:
David Lewis, email:

Course Content Enquiries:
Jun Xia, email:


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