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  • Librarians’ Role in Evidence-Based Medicine Education for Healthcare Policymaker
    Librarians’ Role in Evidence-Based Medicine Education for Healthcare Policymaker Maylene Qiu, Systematic Review Coordinator and Clinical Liaison Librarian at Biomedical Library, University of Pennsylvania Recorded: Sep 19 2018 54 mins

    The practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM) requires retrieving the knowledge from ever-increasing volume of literature. Librarians have supported EBM by offering information searching skills and various tailored training programs.

    While users’ needs constantly drive library’s teaching activities, customizable EBM teaching modules have been developed to respond to different needs of library's constituencies, particularly the policy makers within a university’s healthcare system. This involvement creates a new avenue to convey library’s value.

    About the speaker Maylene Qiu

    Maylene is responsible for developing and providing systematic review services for the patrons principally from the health sciences schools at UPenn and the UPenn Healthcare System. She also serves as the Clinical Liaison Librarian promoting evidence-based medicine information resources and services.

    Before coming to Penn, Maylene was Clinical Reference Librarian at Quillen College of Medicine Library at East Tennessee State University, where she provided services for the clinicians at the Point-of-Care.

    Prior to the library field, she has 10-year experience in pharmaceutical science obtained from working in China, Japan, and Canada. In that career, she commercialized several products in nutrition and agriculture. She earned a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Science from the Nanjing University of Chinese Traditional Medicine, and an M.A. in the Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
  • Evidence-Based Searching and Reporting the Search for Systematic Reviews
    Evidence-Based Searching and Reporting the Search for Systematic Reviews Farhad Shokraneh, University of Nottingham Recorded: Aug 22 2018 63 mins
    Search methods are part of the research methods in systematic reviews and evidence synthesis. Running a robust search requires following the existing evidence in selection of databases and search filters, addition of limitations, and inclusion of a search methodologist in your team. While a proper evidence-based search protocol could reduce waste and increase value in systematic reviewing, proper reporting should make your search a piece of science.

    The search methods should be reported in a way that anyone who have access to the databases could repeat the search strategies and search methods (reproducibility) and retrieve the same or very similar search results both in terms of content and numbers (replicability). Following the minimum requirement for reporting the search, the team could produce an evidence-based search method that could be re-used by the readers. The team could also share the search results, as part of their research data, to prevent duplicate efforts for the researchers who want to update the review.

    About Speaker:
    Farhad Shokraneh studied Medical Library and Information Science for seven years and was a clinical librarian in an emergency department for a short time. He worked as a research fellow in Research Center for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology for two years. Farhad later joined Cochrane Schizophrenia Group in University of Nottingham to manage the largest database of schizophrenia trials and to update over 320 Cochrane reviews. He is also a volunteer with 14 Cochrane groups.

    He ran his first systematic review search in 2004 and continued providing search and consultancy services to academic, clinical and policy making teams around the world for over 2,000 grant applications, clinical trials, economic evaluations, rapid reviews, scoping reviews, umbrella reviews, systematic reviews, overviews, health technology assessments, and clinical practice guidelines.
  • Introduction to PharmaPendium: Leveraging FDA and EMA drug approval data
    Introduction to PharmaPendium: Leveraging FDA and EMA drug approval data Sherry Winter, PhD Recorded: Jul 11 2018 56 mins
    NOTE the date change.
    Learn how comparative information from FDA and EMA drug approval documents supports critical drug development decisions
  • Systematic reviews with Embase and Mendeley
    Systematic reviews with Embase and Mendeley Xuanyan Xu, Embase Solution Marketing Manager; Max Dumoulin, VP of Institutional Offerings at Elsevie Recorded: Jun 20 2018 51 mins
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    - How to use PICO search form in Embase to build effective search for systematic reviews
    - How to use Index miner and Find similar records to support a complex search query building
    - How to use Mendeley for systematic review
  • Master and power your chemical searchers with Reaxys and MarvinJS
    Master and power your chemical searchers with Reaxys and MarvinJS Aurora Costache, ChemAxon; Derrick Umali, Elsevier; Prima Sung, Elsevier; Recorded: Jun 14 2018 61 mins
    Marvin JS, produced by ChemAxon, is a state-of-the-art chemical editor that combines the chemical knowledge of MarvinSketch with the JavaScript-based browser technology. Based on the feedback from our users we have updated MarvinJS to enable easier and faster generation of structure queries.

    In this webinar, you will improve your structure and reaction searching capability via:
    •Learning the differences between substructure searching vs substitution count
    •Drawing common functional groups via keyboard input
    •Using Reaxys generics and abbreviated groups to direct result sets
    •Using merge reactants feature
    •Learning additional query functions
    oAtom Locking
    oReaction Manual Mapping
    oStructure Templates
    oOther tips and tricks
  • Systematic searching with Emtree
    Systematic searching with Emtree Embase Customer Care Representative: Dr. Josephine Zimmermann Recorded: May 23 2018 52 mins
    Embase wouldn’t be Embase without Emtree, the life science thesaurus is a hierarchically structured, controlled vocabulary, for Biomedicine and related Life Sciences, providing a consistent description for Embase indexing.

    - It offers indexers a comprehensive vocabulary to describe the content of biomedical data;
    - For database users, it facilitates comprehensive searching and high precision retrieval.

    Emtree has been used to index Embase (including Embase Classic) since 1947, and is unrivalled in its coverage of drug and medical terminology.

    In this webinar, Embase Customer Care Representative Dr. Josephine Zimmermann will walk you through:

    - How Emtree is built-up and managed
    - How we index a typical article
    - How drugs, diseases and devices are indexed in Embase

    About the speaker:
    Josephine Zimmermann holds a PhD in Molecular and Structural Chemistry and Physics from University of Grenoble for her research on the synthesis of fluorescent core-shell nanoparticles for medical imaging. Since two years, she works as Customer Care Representative at Elsevier and supports Embase as well as other Life Science Products. She is reporting the voice of the customer by collaborating closely with the Embase team, analyzing tendencies, providing feedback, and helping you with any kind of issues.
  • Reducing efficacy-related failures with PharmaPendium
    Reducing efficacy-related failures with PharmaPendium Sherry Winter, PhD Recorded: May 22 2018 49 mins
    Join us for this 45-minute webinar that will include in-depth information and demonstrations of how to leverage the comparative data in PharmaPendium to reduce the risk of late-stage failures. With a focus on efficacy, we will discuss how PharmaPendium enables you to:

    •find efficacy weaknesses early,
    •identify the most appropriate preclinical models,
    •improve success rates of Phase I and II clinical trial designs by optimising selection of sample size,
    •primary/secondary endpoint and study design and
    •prepare for more effective regulatory reviews
  • Identifying Drug-Drug Interactions using PharmaPendium
    Identifying Drug-Drug Interactions using PharmaPendium Sherry Winter, PhD Recorded: May 2 2018 57 mins
    * Note the change of date*
    Learn how to identify and assess drug-drug interactions with extracted pharmacokinetic, metabolising enzyme & transporter data and a powerful Drug-Drug Interaction risk calculator
  • Searching for drug safety and benefit-risk evaluations
    Searching for drug safety and benefit-risk evaluations Dr. Jean-Dominique Pierret, Scientific Information Expert Recorded: Apr 25 2018 56 mins
    Scientific literature is one of the largest source of adverse event reports, making it an essential part of pharmacovigilance. Marketing authorization holders are expected to perform systematic literature searches using reference databases and local journals from countries where the medicinal product has a marketing authorization. The retrieved information needs to be collated, analyzed, and communicated at least once a week. However, several challenges are associated with this process. Large amounts of data from various sources, various regulatory requirements, building and maintaining search strategies increase the complexity of literature searches.

    In this webinar, Scientific Information Expert Dr. Jean-Dominique Pierret will give a brief overview of regulatory obligations and usefulness of literature in the drug development process. And then he will introduce how he set up literature search for pharmacovigilance: such as selecting the databases, building the strategy with a focus on early detection of safety issue and benefit/risk assessment. Finally, he will give examples of challenges that may occur during literature search for pharmacovigilance.

    About the speaker:
    Dr. Jean-Dominique Pierret is a Scientific Information Expert and he spent +20 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He is currently working for Galderma R&D. With a strong background in information sciences applied to the biomedical domain, he is involved in the management of a corporate scientific library, in competitive intelligence and in information retrieval. Jean-Dominique is in charge for years of the literature survey for pharmacovigilance.
  • Embase for Medical Affairs
    Embase for Medical Affairs Embase Product Manager: Dr. Iveta Petrova Recorded: Apr 19 2018 47 mins
    Medical affairs teams need quick direct access to the latest literature so they can rapidly respond to client inquiries from anywhere. Embase has unique and comprehensive journal and conference coverage, in-depth indexing that makes it easy to find answers and customizable e-mail alerts that send out regular updates to automate the retrieval of information. Embase specialized capabilities ensure not only comprehensive retrieval of relevant information, but also that it is done in an easy and fast way saving time and money.

    In this session, Elsevier's product manager Dr. Iveta Petrova will demonstrate how Embase can support daily tasks, including:

    - How to design a comprehensive EBM search in just a few steps
    - How to follow innovations in your subject field and related KOLs
    - How to make an indirect comparison between two drugs
    - How to identify opportunities for an investigator initiated trial

    About the speaker:
    Iveta Petrova holds a Ph.D. from Leiden University for research done on Wnt signaling in the nervous system. For the last three years, she is part of the Embase team. Main focus is addressing specific use cases of Medical Affairs professionals by leveraging the capabilities and peer-reviewed enhanced content of the biomedical database Embase, as well as continuous engagement with customers and market research to further improve and develop tools to support them in their daily responsibilities.

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