Following a recent schedule of virtual workshops focusing on randomised controlled trials, we have just released our next set of virtual workshops which will focus on systematic reviews. These sessions will take place in January 2021.

Book now to join a virtual CASP session, looking at what systematic reviews are and how to read and understand them. Taking place over 3 hours, the session will be lead by CASP Trainer, Erica Ison. There will be an introductory presentation, small group work appraising a published paper, followed by group discussion and feedback. The aim of the workshop is to give you the confidence to read and interpret research evidence, such that you are equipped to use evidence in decision-making. The main focus of the workshop is the use and critical appraisal of systematic reviews to support you in clinical decision-making.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand why evidence-based health and care is important, and the role of critical appraisal within that
  • To understand the main elements of systematic reviews and the important quality markers to look out for
  • To cover some of the important statistical analyses presented within systematic reviews and what they mean
  • To critically appraise a systematic review using the CASP checklist
  • To consider whether/how the results of the review can be used in practice

Participant places are limited in each virtual workshop to ensure optimal interaction between participants and lead trainer.

This workshop will take place online, and joining instructions will be sent to you after completion of booking. Participants will be sent pre-reading of a published paper to complete before the start of the session. This course will be taught in English and the time shown will take place in GMT time zone.

CPD certification is available to those that attend a session – equivalent to 3 hours learning.



It was well structured and Erica is a brilliant facilitator. For me, having it online was fantastic. I’ve wanted to attend a workshop for many years but the travel time and costs have always been the barrier to this.

It was great. The instructor was very competent. The discussions were very informative and added richness to the session.

I liked the learning approach, hearing from others in the group, open dialogue, and use of the tools in real time.