Join us for two international full day pre-conference workshops at the 8th
Annual Meeting of HTAi June 25th-26th 2011 Rio de Janeiro

Basic skills in literature searching for HTA

Date: Saturday June 25th 2011

Organizers: The Information Resources Group of HTAi, the Brazilian Cochrane
Centre and the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre

Content: This training day will alert participants to key issues for
literature searching for HTA, the variation in approaches for different
elements of the HTA process and the need to adapt the approaches to the
requirements of the individual HTA. The sessions will involve:

-      Brief overview of what HTA involves

-      Key issues for literature searching to support HTA

-      Scoping and developing the research question

-      Searching approaches and techniques

-      Where to search

-      Downloading records, documenting and reporting the searches

Advanced information retrieval methods to support HTA: regional databases,
grey literature searching and identifying patients’ preferences

Date: Sunday June 26th 2011

Organizer: The Information Resources Group of HTAi

Content: This workshop will focus on advanced information retrieval methods
to inform health technology assessment and will be composed of four sessions:

-      An introduction to HTA practice in Latin America

-      Effective searching of LILACS and other BIREME resources for HTAs and
systematic reviews

-      Grey Matters! Identifying grey literature for health technology
assessments and systematic reviews

-      Bringing social views into HTA: how can we extract relevant
information about patient and citizen preferences and patient experiences
from database and web based sources?

Cost for each workshop: USD $80     Venue: Intercontinental Rio, Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil.

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workshop registration form

Pre-conference workshops are open both to members and non-members of HTAi.
For more information, please contact Sari Ormstad, HTAi Information
Resources Group Chair: [log in to unmask] 

Catherine Voutier
Clinical Librarian (& Chair-Elect, IRG HTAi)
Melbourne Health

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