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Evidence Based Oncology - Systematic reviews and guidelines in a European context

Not eligible for ESCO credits

11.06.2009  -  12.06.2009



General oncology


The amount of research available to practitioners working with people with cancer continues to grow at a rapid rate. Increasingly this evidence is being converted into the knowledge needed for
well-informed decisions through systematic reviews and guidelines. This course will help practitioners to understand how these sources of knowledge are compiled, how to find them, how to appraise them and how to use the knowledge in making decisions about the care of individual patients. It will include a European focus for the identification and use of guidelines. The course will also provide participants with the basic skills needed to plan a systematic review.

Participants will learn how to:
• Formulate the question for a systematic review
• Seek evidence in electronic databases
• Appraise, summarise and analyse the evidence and knowledge in systematic reviews and guidelines
• Apply the knowledge in decision making

The course will be organised as a series of informal lectures, interspersed with facilitated, small group work. This will allow participants to gain “hands on

General information

Francesca Marangoni
European School of Oncology
Via del Bollo, 4
20123 Milan - Italy
Tel: +39 02 8546 4525
Fax: +39 02 8546 4545
Email: fmarangoni@eso.net

Trinity College Dublin
School of Nursing & Midwifery
24 D'Olier Street
Dublin 2
Website: www.tcd.ie/Nursing_Midwifery/events/

The official language of the course will be English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

All participants will be issued with a certificate of attendance at the close of the course.

The badge is the only official evidence of registration and should be worn at all times during the course. Loss of badge means loss of registration.

The organisers bear no responsibility for untoward events in connection with, before, during and after the course. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal and travel insurance coverage.