This years SysNet Conference took place on 4th June 2014, enticing systematic reviewers and those working in the systematic reviewing field from around the country to attend. As a former Information Specialist at NICE I attended with keen interest. This year saw many interesting speakers and poster exhibitions. Jon Bassey tackled the subject of rapid reviewing in his talk ‘Systematic Reviews: I’m confused!!’ His opinions expressed on the Cochrane Collaboration, in particular the length of time taken to produce a Cochrane review, stimulated much conversation over lunch; is the prestige given to systematic reviews synonymous with the lengthy process involved?
Faraz Ali also gave a unique insight into the challenges of completing a systematic review as a young researcher. He highlighted how helpful the SysNet training can be. As well as using the knowledge of your subject librarian, SysNet is a valuable resource for those requiring assistance with undertaking a systematic review.
Training to help with systematic reviewing can be found here.
Cardiff University Systematic Review Network Conference 2014
After the success of the SysNet Annual Lecture 2013 we are pleased to announce the 2014 Systematic Review Network conference. The conference will be introduced by Dr Ruth Hussey, Chief Medical Officer and take place on the 4th June at Heath Park Campus, Cardiff University.
The keynote lecture will be given by Mark Petticrew, Professor of Public Health Evaluation in the Department of Social and Environmental Health Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
In addition there will be a series of short presentations discussing methodological challenges and possible solutions in conducting systematic reviews, plus a series of workshops on aspects of the systematic review process.
The event highlights systematic review expertise and provides an opportunity to network with colleagues. Why not showcase your systematic review research by submitting an abstract for poster presentation – deadline 16th May 2014
For more information, draft programme and booking please visit Sysnet on http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/libraries/sure/sysnet/events.html
The SysNet Team
We were delighted to welcome Dr Carl Heneghan to Cardiff University to speak at our 2013 Annual SysNet Lecture on 15 April 2013. We were thrilled to see such a great turn out and we hope you enjoy viewing some snapshots of the event.
Dr Heneghan has kindly provided his presentation and we are pleased to be able to make the lecture available to view below:
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We are delighted to announce that the 2013 Cardiff University Systematic Review Network lecture will be given by Dr Carl Heneghan
“Systematic Reviews and access to all clinical trial data”
Carl Heneghan is a Reader in Evidence-Based Medicine, Director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine and a General Practitioner. He has had an association with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (www.cebm.net) since 1995 and is a fellow of Kellogg College.
Date: Monday 15 April 2013, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Location: Small Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Dental School, Cardiff University. Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XY
Light refreshments will be provided. The lecture is free but booking is required.