The Barcelona Systematic Review Course – Barcelona, Spain


SKU: Spain Category:

Thursday 3rd October – Friday 4th October 2019.

This course qualifies for CPD/CME Points.
Please note that although this course is taught by researchers within the medical field, the same methodology applies to, and is used by systematic reviewers in all fields of research.

This course is aimed at participants who wish to become proficient in developing and undertaking a Cochrane-style systematic review of interventions. As this is an introductory course, no previous knowledge of systematic reviewing is required.

This is a hands-on course with a high focus on practical and computer-based learning delivered through demonstrations, guided practical exercises and facilitated tutorials using Review Manager (RevMan) and Endnote software. Experienced facilitators are on hand to give you practical advice on undertaking publishable systematic reviews.

No prior knowledge is required, though to maximise your learning, we ask you to have considered the topic (PICO) of your own review prior to the course.

What will you learn?

  • Identify and Clarify your Review Questions
  • Understand and Develop Search Strategies
  • Manage the Results of Systematic Searches
  • Extract Data and Assess the Risk of Bias of Included Studies
  • Understand and carry out the Syntheses of Data Extracted, Apply the Methodology
  • Conduct Reviews Independently.


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Speaker 1

Professor Clive Adams, Chair of Mental Health Services Research, Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group.

Professor Adams completed his medical studies at Queen’s University in Belfast and gained his Masters in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  As a Clinical Lecturer in Oxford, he established the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, part of the Cochrane Collaboration.  The group now flourishes, with 800 reviewers in 21 different countries maintaining over 200 high-grade reviews.  Prof Adams has continued his interest in worldwide research and real-world randomised controlled trials, focusing particularly on low to middle-income countries.  He has undertaken trials of care in Brazil, Finland, India and the UK, evaluating drugs, packaging of care and mental health policy.

Speaker 2

Jun Xia, Co-Director, GRADE Ningbo Centre, The University of Nottingham, Systematic Review Unit Lead, Nottingham Health China, The University of Nottingham.  Consultant Systematic Review Editor – Cochrane Skin Group, Expert Systematic Reviewer – Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London, London, UK.

Ms Xia has a background in healthcare research methods and evidence synthesis.  She joined the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group in 2005, specializes in research methodology and systematic review.  To date, she has published over 30 Cochrane systematic reviews in relation to the effectiveness of care for people with schizophrenia, stroke, depression, cancer treatment and pain management. Jun established Systematic Review Solutions Ltd (SRS) in 2009, providing training on systematic review and evidence-based practice to clinicians and healthcare professionals globally.  She has delivered over 60 systematic review workshops globally and over 3000 healthcare professionals have benefited from the training.  Jun will be one of the key speakers at the upcoming Nottingham Systematic Review Course, June 2018, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.


Course Venue: Hotel SB Diagonal Zero, Plaça Llevant, s/n, 08019 Barcelona, España.

(Location: Google Maps)


Course Fee:

‘Early Bird’ discount – book by 18/08/2019 course fee:  €445.

Later bookings, the course fee: €495.

Student fee:  €350, (limited places).

Group Booking 3+ delegates: €445 each (Please contact us to avail group booking discounts at [email protected])

Your course fee includes all learning materials, refreshments and lunch every day.