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[InetBib] Advanced Search Skills Workshop for Medical and Health Librarians with Julie Glanville and Carol Lefebvre

Dear Colleagues

Cochrane Switzerland and Chur University of Applied Sciences, Swiss Institute 
of Information Science, are pleased to announce the following 3-day course:

Advanced search techniques and advanced search strategy design for systematic 
reviews, health technology assessment and guideline development

Wed 9 October – Fri 11 October 2019, Bern, Switzerland

Early-bird registration deadline: 5 July 2019
Standard registration deadline: 7 August 2019

This three-day course will address the challenges of advanced search strategies 
using different conceptual approaches and search techniques.  It will also 
introduce text analysis techniques such as text mining to demonstrate their 
potential for developing and testing search strategies.

Learn and apply new search techniques to improve information retrieval
Share insights and best approaches
Discuss variations in current best practice

Target audience:
Medical / healthcare librarians, information specialists, researchers, authors 
of systematic reviews and other professionals wishing to develop advanced 
search strategies

Experience in searching databases such as MEDLINE / PubMed
Participants need to bring their own laptops
Good command of English

The workshop includes presentations, small group and plenary discussions and 
interactive sessions allowing the participants to practise the concepts and 
methods presented during the course.

Course faculty:
Julie Glanville, Associate Director for Information Services, York Health 
Economics Consortium, (YHEC), University of York (UK)
Carol Lefebvre, Independent Information Consultant, Oxford (UK) and Co-Convenor 
of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group

3 full days (9:15 am to 4.55 pm). 9 - 11 October 2019

Haus der Akademien
Laupenstrasse 7
3001 Berne, Switzerland
Map<http://www.akademien-schweiz.ch/index/Haus-der-Akademien/Lageplan.html> (2 
mins from Bern main station)

Participation fee:
CHF 900.00 (early-bird registration up to 5 July inclusive is CHF 800.00), 
including course documentation and coffee breaks

Number of participants: up to 25

Please note:
Candidates will receive a participation confirmation after the early-bird 
registration deadline. The participation fee must be settled at least three 
weeks prior to the course by means of the invoice that will be sent to all 
candidates having received a participation confirmation. We reserve the right 
to cancel the course if there are too few registrations.

Any withdrawal within three weeks before the course is subject to a 
cancellation charge amounting to 50% of the participation fee; however, the 
entire fee remains due to Cochrane Switzerland in the case of a withdrawal 
within one week prior to the course.

A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants who complete the 

Mrs. Lucienne Boujon
Secretariat Cochrane Switzerland / Unisanté
Tel. +41 (0)21 314 72 62 (mornings)

Presenter bios:
Julie Glanville, Associate Director, York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC), 
University of York, UK.

Julie is a qualified librarian who has been working in the field of systematic 
reviews for more than 25 years. Since 2008 she has coordinated YHEC's 
information and review services to customers who require literature searches 
and reviews of all types. Julie manages reviews ranging from rapid reviews to 
systematic reviews to inform submissions to reimbursement agencies such as 
NICE. Julie also manages indirect and mixed treatment comparisons.

Before joining YHEC, Julie was Associate Director and Information Service 
Manager at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of 
York for fourteen years. In this role Julie managed information support for 
systematic reviews and technology assessments within CRD and to external 
customers, and managed CRD’s NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

Julie is a co-convenor of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group, a 
co-author of the Cochrane Handbook chapter on searching for evidence and has 
contributed to the development of systematic review guidance for several 
organisations including the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and the 
European Food Safety Authority. Julie is an Associate Editor for the journal 
Research Synthesis Methods.  Julie’s research interests are in search filter 
design and appraisal, text mining applications in systematic reviewing and the 
efficient identification of research evidence for systematic reviews, economic 
evaluations and models and health technology assessments.

Carol Lefebvre is an independent information consultant.  She was a founder of 
The Cochrane Collaboration and was previously the Senior Information Specialist 
at the UK Cochrane Centre, where she worked from its inception in 1992 to 2012. 
 She is Co-Convenor of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group, serves 
on the Cochrane Methods Executive and is lead author on the searching chapter 
of The Cochrane Handbook.

She was awarded an M.Sc. in Library and Information Science from the University 
of Loughborough (UK) in 1985 and an Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered 
Institute of Library and Information Professionals in 2007. She now focusses on 
training and consultancy in information retrieval for evidence synthesis, such 
as systematic reviews, health technology assessment and guideline development.  
She is also a regular contributor to the Peer Reviewing Search Strategies 
section of SuRe Info (Summarized Research in Information Retrieval for Health 
Technology Assessment).

Kind regards
Gerhard Bissels

Gerhard Bissels, M.A., M.A.
Lecturer in Library Innovation

University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur

Pulvermühlestrasse 57, 7004 Chur
T +41 81 286 38 02


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