Systematic reviews: the past the present and the future
Making decisions and choices about health and social care need access to high-quality evidence from research. Systematic reviews provide this by both highlighting the quality of existing studies and by themselves providing a high-quality summary’.- Mike Clarke and Iain Chalmers [1]

Iain Chalmers, Carl Heneghan and Kamal Mahtani will talk about the history and development of systematic reviews, their current delivery and the shortcomings in current review production and the future directions of systematic reviews, including the launch of CEBM’s Evidence Synthesis Toolkit.

Sir Iain Chalmers: James Lind Library and Fellow of CEBM
Kamal Mahtani: Associate Professor and Director of the MSc in Systematic Reviews
Carl Heneghan: Professor of EBM and Director CEBM

This talk is being held as part of the Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care course which is part of the Evidence-Based Health Care Programme. This is a free event and members of the public are welcome to attend.

[1] Clarke M, Chalmers I Reflections on the history of systematic reviews. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine 2018;23:121-122.
Date: 14 January 2019, 17:30 (Monday, 1st week, Hilary 2019)
Venue: Rewley House, 1-7 Wellington Square OX1 2JA
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre
Speakers: Professor Sir Iain Chalmers (James Lind Initiative), Prof Carl Heneghan (Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine), Dr Kamal Mahtani (Nuffield Department of primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford)
Organising department: Department for Continuing Education
Organiser: Robin Beachy (University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education)
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Part of: Evidence-Based Health Care Programme
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Robin Beachy