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The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series

This series concluded on August 3, 2017. All the sessions were recorded, and links to the recordings can be found below. Please direct any questions to nnlm-scr@unthsc.edu or (817) 735-2223.

Check out Margaret Foster's website chronicling the series and for a list of related resources, many of which were mentioned throughout the series. You can also order her book, Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review, on Amazon.

Guest Speaker: Margaret J. Foster, MLIS, MPH
Date: 1st Thursday of every month from February - July 2017
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am CT / 9:00am - 10:00am MT
Social Media Hashtag: #piecesQA
 
Description: Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. Pieces is a monthly web conference presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region on topics related to systematic reviews on the first Thursday of every month from 10am-11am CT. The webinar will highlight the following topics:

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - How do you determine if a research question is right for a systematic review?
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - What searches beyond the typical databases should be done?
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - Q&A Session
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - What happens after the search?
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - What free software is useful for conducting review?
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - How can a librarian support other types of reviews (scoping, integrative, rapid)?
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - What are the new developments in review methods?
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Final Wrap-up and Q&A
 

Speaker Bio: Margaret Foster is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and serves as the Systematic Reviews Coordinator at the Medical Sciences Library with a joint position at the School of Public Health and the College of Medicine of the Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center.  Her work with systematic reviews began more than a decade ago while completing her Masters of Public Health.  In her current position, she provides consultations for researchers in medicine, public health, veterinary medicine, education, and other disciplines and has published 25 articles applying or describing systematic review methods and evidence based practices since 2009. In addition, she is the founder and convener of the Medical Library Association Systematic Review Special Interest Group and developed a popular continuing education course about systematic reviews which has trained over 550 librarians.
 

Archived Sessions

Session 1
Topic: 
How do you determine if a research question is right for a systematic review?
Date: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Session 2
Topic: 
What searches beyond the typical databases should be done?
Date: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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Q&A Session
Topic: 
Answering questions from the first two sessions
Date: Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Session 3
Topic: 
What happens after the search?
Date: Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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Session 4
Topic: 
What free software is useful for conducting review?
Date: Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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Session 5
Topic: 
How can a librarian support other types of reviews (scoping, integrative, rapid)?
Date: Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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Session 6
Topic: 
What are the new developments in review methods?
Date: Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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Final Wrap-Up and Q&A
Topic: 
Summary of sessions 1-6 and final thoughts
Date: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
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