Cochrane and related training for September 2012

Evidence synthesis of qualitative research in Europe
When: 4-6 September 2012
Where: Halifax Conference Centre, Sheffield, UK

Follows the systematic review process as it applies and is adapted to qualitative evidence synthesis. The course will explore the stages of defining scope, conducting the literature searches, assessing studies for inclusion, synthesising the data and writing up the results. Participants will be provided with practical experience of key stages in the review process. The course will conclude on the 8th September with Issues and Challenges for Qualitative Research in Evidence Synthesis (InCQuiRES) a one-day methodological update providing an excellent overview of current developments in qualitative evidence synthesis.

Systematic reviews in medicine
When: 13-15 September 2012
Where: Hermann-Herder-Str. 11, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

An introduction for users of systematic reviews, this course will give an insight into their background and role in evidence based medicine. Participants will learn how to critically evaluate systematic reviews and studies.

Introduction to qualitative interviewing
When: 20-21 September 2012
Where: Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK

The course aims to provide hands on practical experience of different qualitative interviewing skills, with no experience required.