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Systematic Reviews

Level:
Advanced
Area:
Medical Communication
Code:
MCA3a
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
The workshop was developed for medical writers with little or no experience in preparing systematic literature reviews of clinical studies. Participants should have a good understanding of study design in clinical research as well as of analysis and presentation of data from clinical studies.
Objective:
The objective of the workshop is to give an overview of the purpose of systematic reviews of clinical studies and of the methods and processes used to develop these reviews. After the workshop, participants will be familiar with the requirements for publication of systematic reviews and will understand how to evaluate the quality of systematic literature reviews of clinical research.
Content:
The workshop will discuss the following topics: • Purpose of systematic literature reviews of clinical studies • Definition and characteristics of systematic reviews • Methods of developing a review • Writing a publication on a systematic review