2021 Summer Conference

The UHMLG Summer Conference will be held online this year, on the afternoon of Thursday 17 June and morning of Friday 18 June. We are still finalising the programme, but have identified themes for each of the days:

The Science of Information Management and Systematic Reviews, Thursday 17 June, pm

Focusing on tools and approaches to information management, particularly in the area of supporting systematic reviews, we’ll bring together expert speakers and give you the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues.

Software Tools to Support Title and Abstract Screening for Systematic Reviews in Healthcare: An Evaluation

Hannah Harrison, Research Associate, Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge

In this study, we identified and evaluated the usability of software tools that support T&Ab screening for systematic reviews within healthcare research. Key properties of each software tool were identified using a feature analysis adapted for this purpose and the highest scoring tools were then included in a user survey. Based on this study, we would recommend Covidence and Rayyan to systematic reviewers looking for suitable and easy to use tools to support T&Ab screening within healthcare research.

Biography: Hannah completed an MSci in Physics at Imperial College London in 2014, before going on to study for a DPhil at the University of Oxford in Accelerator Physics. She joined the Prevention Group in the Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge in 2018 as an NIHR Systematic Review Methods Fellow. In this role she trained as a public health researcher, completing the MPhil in Primary Care Research and developing methodological expertise in risk prediction models and systematic reviews. In October 2020 she began an NIHR Development and Skills Enhancement Award, with the aim of further developing skills in risk model development and public health modelling.

The Art of Influencing and Hybrid Working, Friday 18 June, am

Whether it’s your line manager, your reports, colleagues, or partners in your own or other institutions, we all need influencing skills. Our first speaker will help you improve your powers of influence to get the results you want.

Many of us are likely to remain working in a hybrid style – sometimes on campus, sometimes at home – long after COVID is a distant memory. Organisations are now planning for making hybrid working part of everyday working practice. So how are these organisations intending to implement hybrid working? And how, as the people experiencing it, can we best cope with this new way of working? We’ll explore this in the second part of the morning.

Speakers Wanted!

We have some speakers lined-up for hybrid working discussions, but we are on the look-out for more. If you, or you know of someone in your organisation, can talk on the implementation of hybrid working or approaches to coping with working in this pattern, please contact us – we’d love to hear from you!

Book Your Place

  • Attendance is free – just register for a place
  • You can book just one day, or both
  • The event is fully online, on Zoom
  • Registration is open to all, whether you’re in the HE or NHS sectors

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