Available Until 12/31/2028

The Pieces of Systematic Review Webinar Series - SCR

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 and can be difficult for new learners. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this monthly limited-run webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews. The course is a collaboration between Margaret Foster and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region.

Learning Objectives

The planned 5 session series will address the steps of systematic reviews through the following schedule:

  • Session 1: Plan: Developing your topic, framing the question, selecting a standard and output
  • Session 2: Identify: Developing your search, documenting
  • Session 3: Evaluate: Screening tools
  • Session 4: Collect: Coding and synthesis
  • Session 5: Explain & Summarize: Reporting and dissemination, series wrap-up

Each session will loosely follow this structure:

  1. Topic introduction (10 minutes)
  2. Case Study A (10 minutes)
  3. Interactive activity and response (5 minutes) 
  4. Case Study B (10 minutes)
  5. Interactive activity and response (5 minutes)
  6. Clarifying insights and additional information for a more advanced Case Study C (5 minutes)
  7. Case Study C (10 minutes)
  8. Interactive activity and response (5 minutes)
  9. Different strategies for scoping and rapid reviews (10 minutes)
  10. Final points and Conclusion (10 minutes)
  11. Q&A (10 minutes)

Facility Requirements  
Each participant will need a computer with a reliable internet connection, means of hearing audio, and the Webex application installed.

MLA CE Credits: 1.5 per session