InterTASC ISSG Workshop 9 July 2014
InterTASC ISSG Workshop
Wednesday 9 July 2014
The Forum, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter
InterTASC is the UK collaborative forum for eleven academic and commercial health technology assessment groups working for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) on behalf of NICE.
InterTASC ISSG is a sub-group of InterTASC and represents the information specialists who work on the technology assessment stream.
Chair's Welcome [content archived 10/07/2014]
We are delighted to welcome you to the University of Exeter for the inaugural InterTASC Information Specialists’ Sub-Group (ISSG) workshop.
This workshop has many roots but, at its heart, is the idea of a conversation between the various stakeholders in Health Technology Assessments (HTA). It represents a chance to highlight and showcase the work of information professionals and ISSG in HTA, as well as offering us all the chance to take the pulse of a variety of stakeholders, to find out how people work with information in various sectors, to hear how information is used by stakeholders and, ultimately, how the NICE committees and associated stakeholders interpret the information which we, as information specialists, provide. We will hear more of these thoughts from our speakers in the ‘Views From’ sessions and we will all have the chance to openly discuss these topics in the session which follows.
The agenda is a busy one and, in addition to the sessions in the auditorium, we have had an open call for posters and we play host to exhibitions from our sponsors. The posters will be displayed near to the Tea/Coffee/Lunch station, so do please make time to see them, and please visit our sponsors.
Sponsorship from our exhibitors has been very important to this day. It has allowed us not only to keep our ticket price low but it has also facilitated the workshop committee to fund two workshop awards. The first award was won by Mr Paul Wells and offers Paul the chance to attend the workshop and to spend a week here at PenTAG on work experience. The second award, a student travel award, was made to Ms Archana Deshmukh, who has been given a delegate place and funding for travel to Exeter. Archana is a student on the MA in Information Studies at the University of Brighton.
We close by saying again that we are very pleased to welcome you all to the University of Exeter for this, our first, workshop. We hope that you enjoy your day with us.
Chair of InterTASC ISSG
Head of the Information Team: PenTAG
Information Officer: PenTAG
Registration for this event is now closed.
Delegate Booklet [content archived 10/07/2014]
View from pharmaceutical industry
Gerard Harty, Health Economist, Merck Serono
View from NICE
Zoe Garrett, Technical Adviser, Centre for Health Technology Evaluation, NICE
View from the InterTASC Information Specialists’ Sub-Group (ISSG)
Suzy Paisley, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Information Resource Group, University of
Trials registers, trials results registers and other research registers: searching challenges
Carol Lefebvre, Independent Information Consultant, Lefebvre Associates Ltd
Julie Glanville, Associate Director, YHEC, University of York
Web-searching for health technology assessment reports
Simon Briscoe, Information Specialist, University of Exeter
Where to find information on adverse drug effects
Su Golder, Research Fellow, University of York
Hayashi’s problem: The use of regulatory information for research synthesis
Tom Jefferson, Reviewer, Cochrane Acute Respiratory Group
Treatment switching in randomised controlled trials: implications for trial design Nicholas Latimer
Do we need to search MEDLINE and Embase for RCTs when CENTRAL should be sufficient?: a case study of search methods trialled in a HTA review of interventions to prevent postnatal depression Anna Cantrell
Assessing searches in Single Technology Appraisals: a comparative study of UK and German checklists Ruth Wong
Which Databases Cover Open Access Health Journals? Paul Wells
Retrospective evaluation of the impact of including HEED in literature searches for economic evaluations and economic models Judy Wright
Keeping Technology Appraisals up to date: identifying the evidence for Review Proposal Projects at NICE Paul Levay
Methods to update systematic literature searches: full update searching vs. forward citation chasing: A case study from a systematic review of diagnostic accuracy Jenny Lowe
Is it possible to focus EMTREE without loss of sensitivity when searching Embase for systematic reviews? Kate Misso
Supplementary searches of PubMed to improve currency of MEDLINE and MEDLINE In-Process searches via Ovid Steven Duffy
The role and work of ISSG Caroline Miller
Improving search efficiency by limiting searches for diagnostic studies to Medline and EMBASE: an exploratory study Louise Preston
SuRe info Su Golder
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