Practical Skills for Reviewing Evidence in Health Professions Education

Background: 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. These will include: 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.

Audience: The Course is designed for all healthcare professionals interested inplanning, 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: 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.

Course Faculty:

  • Morris Gordon, School of Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, UK, and Director of the BEME Education and Training Committee
  • Madalena Patricio, Faculty of Medicine University of Lisbon, Portugal, Chair of BEME Board and Past President of AMEE
  • 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.


  • Sunday 27 August - 0930-1630
  • Monday 28 August - 1230-1350
  • Tuesday 29 August - 1230-1350
  • One-to-one web-based coaching meeting following the Conference

Certification: Certificate of participation following completion of the Course; Optional submission and assessment of a post-course report, details of which will be given during the Course; Award of PASREV Certificate if the post-course report is assessed as meeting the standards.

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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