American Univesity of Beirut

e-Workshop: Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews

The Clinical Research Institute (CRI) at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) in collaboration with the AUB University Libraries- Saab Medical Library invites you to participate in its fifth free of charge E-workshop on

“Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews"

 The E-workshop is presented by Dr. Ola El Zein and Ms. Layal Hneiny

on May 18-22, 2020, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Please find below more details about the e-workshop:

  • Aim: To build competences needed for designing and reporting effective sensitive search strategies for systematic reviews.
  • Target audience: Faculty members, students, clinical research coordinators, and research assistants, associates, and fellows who are interested in conducting systematic reviews and who want to learn how to effectively search the health/medical literature.
Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. ·         Appreciate the value of being health information literate
  2. ·         Conduct efficient computer search strategies across several databases
  3. ·         Define systematic reviews and recognize their value
  4. ·         Identify suitable free resources including grey literature
  5. ·         Demonstrate techniques needed to construct an effective highly sensitive search strategies for systematic reviews
  6. ·         Provide an overview of transparent reporting of the searching process
  7. ·         Apply Endnote Client effectively
  • Speakers: Dr. Ola El Zein is the Head of Saab Medical Library- AUB, and Ms. Layal Hneiny is the Medical Librarian at Saab Medical Library- AUB.      
  • Dates: May 18-22, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Platform: WebEx
  • Registration: Free of charge.

Those interested in attending this workshop need to fill out the following survey by the end of Friday May 15, 2020:

CRI will be contacting you to confirm your registration for this workshop as places are limited.

A certificate of attendance will be provided for those who actively attend 80 % of the e-workshop based on a report generated by WebEx.

For any additional information, please feel free to contact CRI or SML.​

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