This session will bring together individuals and groups that produce rapid reviews, coordinate rapid review or rapid response programs, conduct methodological research on rapid reviews, or examine novel (including technological) approaches to increase efficiencies in reviews. Our anticipated outcome is to determine the relevance of rapid reviews for Cochrane and to prioritize a methodological research agenda to advance the field with particular relevance to Cochrane.
Chair: Lisa Hartling
Our speakers and panellists will consider:
1. Is there a place for rapid reviews in Cochrane?
2. What are the obligations of rapid review authors/ramifications of rapid review approaches?
3. What is the role of technology?
Andrea Tricco, Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, Ontario, Canada
Adrienne Stevens, Clinical Research Manager, Knowledge Synthesis Group, OHRI, Canada; TRIBE Graduate Program, University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia
Defining rapid reviews and their methods; methods research planned or in progress
Jeanne-Marie Guise, Associate Director, Scientific Resource Center for the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program, Portland VA Research Foundation, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR; West Coast Branch of the US Cochrane Center
Lisa Hartling, Associate Professor, University of Alberta; Director, Cochrane Child Health Field; Co-Convenor, Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group
Classifying rapid review products and their approaches; end-user perspectives; rapid review repository
Craig Umscheid, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; Director, Center for Evidence-based Practice; Senior Associate Director, ECRI-Penn AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center
Practical aspects of developing and running a rapid review program within a healthcare provider organization
Gabriel Rada, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Director, Evidence-based Healthcare Program, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile; President and CEO, Epistemonikos Foundation; Co-Director, Southern American Branch of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre
Technology and review production - initiatives that use information technologies to bring independent, high quality information closer to those making health decisions
Chris Mavergames, Head, Cochrane Informatics and Knowledge Management Department
Technology and review production - opportunities to increasing efficiencies in conducting reviews through use of technology
Valerie King, Director, Research and Policy, Center for Evidence-based Policy; Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
Cochrane Rapid Reviews Methods Group
Charlotte Pestridge, CEO of Cochrane Innovations
Chantelle Garritty, Clinical Research Manager, Knowledge Synthesis Group, OHRI, Canada; TRIBE Graduate Program, University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia
Cochrane Innovations' Rapid Response Program