2012 Annual Meeting

Information Resources Group Events in Bilbao:

Flyer of Meeting Events (PDF download)

Sunday, June 24

Pre-conference workshop:
Transforming Information Services in a Changing HTA Environment


Liz Dennett, Dagmara Chojecki, IHE, “Rapid Searches for Rapid Reviews”

David Kaunelis, CADTH, “Search Strategies for Rapid Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Reviews”

Liz Dennett, Dagmara Chojecki, IHE, “Searching for Social and System Demographical Information: Providing Context in HTA”:
Handout 1
Handout 2

Sigrid Droste, Catherine Voutier, David Kaunelis, “Costs out of control! Is it the end of comprehensive literature searching and reviewing?”

Rocio Rodriguez Lopez, AETSA, “Information Specialists & Patient Centred Health Systems”

Patrice Chalon, KCE, The New HTAi Vortal: From Demonstrator To Working Prototype (slideshare link)

Sari Ormstad, NOKC, IR Reference Tool A tool to map and summarize the evidence base on information retrieval for HTA

Monday, June 25

IRG Annual Business Meeting

Oral presentation:
Developing Methodological Standards For Searching For Studies: Experiences From The Cochrane Collaboration (Carol Lefebvre, (Independent Information Consultant / Co-Convenor, Cochrane IRMG).

Oral presentation:
The New HTAi Vortal: From Demonstrator To Working Prototype (Patrice Chalon, KCE)

IRG informal dinner at El Kasko in Bilbao

Tuesday, June 26

Panel session:
Accessing Unpublished Evidence – Can We Rely On Trials Registers And Regulatory Agency Submissions?

Oral presentations:

  • IR Reference Tool – A Tool To Summarise And Map The Evidence Base On Information Retrieval For HTA (Sari Ormstad, NOKC)
  • Review Of Information Retrieval – First Experiences In Germany With Manufacturer Dossiers On New Drugs (Siw Waffenschmidt, IQWiG)