Practical Skills for Reviewing Evidence in Health Professions Education

27-29 August 2017
Helsinki, Finland


This course has been designed to present and develop a set of core skills that are key in using and undertaking systematic reviews in the healthcare professions including developing relevant topics for review; considering and selecting appropriate methods for review and synthesis of evidence; searching and appraising research; synthesising studies; writing up a review in a manner that can impact practice and using and peer reviewing of education reviews.


All healthcare professionals interested in planning, implementing and reporting a systematic review as well as those interested in reviewing/managing a systematic review. Whilst the Course draws on experience gained with the Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Collaboration, it is appropriate for a wider audience.

Post-course Assignment

Post-course assignment: Participants may choose to submit, within six months of completion of the course, a protocol for their own review, or appraisal of a published review. If completed to a successful standard, award of the PASREV Certificate will be made.


  • Sunday 27 August (0830-1630) (includes coffee and lunch)
  • Monday 28 August (1230-1350)
  • Tuesday 29 August (1230-1350)
  • One-to-one web-based coaching meeting following the Conference

Course faculty

  • Morris Gordon (Chair) – Having worked as lead author on dozens of systematic reviewsin numerous fields, Morris currently runs the UCLAN / Blackpool (UK) BEME international collaborating centre. He has delivered BEME workshops at the AMEE meeting over the last 2 years and sits on the BEME editorial committee.
  • Madalena Patricio – Having worked as Vice-Chair of the BREC (BEME Review Editorial Committee) Madalena is currently coordinating a Systematic Review on the OSCE feasibility, reliability, and validity. She has delivered BEME workshops at the AMEE meeting over the last 2 years and is Chair of BEME Board
  • Antonio Vaz Carneiro (Head, Center for EBM and Director of the Department of Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine University of Lisbon, Head of Cochrane Portugal)


Please note: Course participants must also register for AMEE 2017 and pay the conference registration fee

Lunch: Provided in Course room

Venue: Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre

Cost: €695 (includes course and optional post-course report). To secure your place, payment for courses is required prior to attendance.

Cancellation: Requests to cancel should be emailed to Worldspan ([email protected]). AMEE will make every effort to resell your place on a course but cannot guarantee a refund will be possible. No refunds will be given for non-attendance at courses.

How to register:  Wherever possible courses should be reserved and paid at the time of registration. Places are strictly limited and allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

It is not possible to register for the PASREV course only.  Course participants must register for AMEE 2017 and pay the appropriate conference registration fee.


If you have any questions regarding the PASREV Course, please contact the AMEE Office (  Registration enquiries should be directed to Worldspan ([email protected])

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