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(includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)

Advanced registration and payment is required.

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Proposal submission deadline Dec. 6
Registration deadline Dec. 16

Rutgers Students, Staff and Alumni Discount

3-day Track - $100 off (ID Required)
2-day Track - $50 off (ID Required)

* Rutgers SON students are eligible for a special discount at the following rates
1-day track= $200
2-day Track= $400
3-day tracks = $600

Winter Institute for Systematic Review of Economic Evidence

January 6-8, 2016 in Newark, NJ

Presented by The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute

Increasingly, health care practice and policy are being guided by cost utility, cost benefit, cost minimization, and cost effectiveness research studies.  Yet, there is a dearth of evidence-based guidance on this body of literature. The Winter Institute will prepare researchers and knowledge professionals to meet the growing need for such evidence.

The Winter Institute is a program of the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST) at Rutgers School of Nursing. NEST is a collaborating center of the Joanna Briggs Institute, a leading authority on systematic reviews of economic evidence and the only international organization teaching standardized methods for pooling economic data. The two tracks in the Winter Institute will accommodate researchers and knowledge professionals at both advanced and beginning stages of conducting systematic reviews of economic evidence.


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Note: For both the 2-day and 3-day tracks, you will::

For an additional fee ($300 – JBI Certification), you will:

  1. Be eligible to submit your proposal for critique and assistance within 4 months following the Winter Institute
  2. Receive reviewer certification in the Joanna Briggs method of systematic review for health economic evidence.
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  3. Recieve a copy of the award winning book: Holly, Salmond and Saimbert. (2012). Comprehensive Systematic Review for Advanced Nursing Practice. Springer Publishing Company: New York, NY.

Note: You are not required to have a proposal to participate in this training. Proposal development during the Institute will generally take place at the end of each training day, on a small-group or one-to-one basis, in order to provide personalized guidance on your proposal. However, participants who do already have an initial proposal prior to attending the Institute AND who are eligible for the 2-Day Fast Track must submit their proposal via email by December 6 if they wish to receive feedback on this proposal prior to the Institute.

Specialized Instruction. Small Groups.

Sessions will be held in Rutgers School of Nursing's high fidelity classrooms and computer labs, from 9AM to 4PM daily. You will gain hands-on instruction and practice in using two specialized software programs:

Lead Faculty

Yuri T. Jadotte, MD, PhDc
Assistant Professor, Division of Science, Rutgers School of Nursing, and Assistant Director of Education of the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation

Rubab Qureshi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Science, Rutgers School of Nursing

Cheryl Holly, EdD, RN
Associate Dean and Professor, Division of Entry to Baccalaureate Practice, Rutgers School of Nursing, and Co-Director of the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation

Susan W. Salmond, EdD, RN
Executive Vice Dean and Professor, Rutgers School of Nursing, and Co-Director of the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation

Drs. Holly & Salmond are Co-Authors (with M. K. Saimbert), Comprehensive Systematic Review as the Basis for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (Sept.. 2011, Springer) which received an AJN book of the year award for 2012.

Dr. Holly is the coordinator of the Eastern Nursing Research Society's Research Interest Group on Comprehensive Systematic Review and Knowledge Translation. She is a member of the Committee on Directors of the Joanna Briggs Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, the Evidence Translation Group, Cochrane Nursing Care Field, and the Cochrane Injuries Group. She serves as manuscript reviewer for several journals, including Nursing Outlook, Applied Nursing Research, Nursing Education Perspectives, and theJournal of Critical Care Nursing. She has led eight funded research projects. She has published extensively and is a national as well as international presenter.

Dr. Salmond is the North American co-convenor of the Nursing Care Field of the Cochrane Collaboration. She is the research editor of Orthopedic Nursing, and has served as a research, educational, and clinical management consultant. Dr. Salmond has co-authored three editions of Orthopaedic Nursing (WBS) and has authored two other books, and numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. She is a highly-sought after conference presenter and workshop leader, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Jadotte is a dedicated physician and translational/social scientist with a commitment to improving healthcare and health outcomes for urban, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. Yuri graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Montclair State University with a major in Molecular Biology, and with honors from the New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University. He is currently a PhD candidate in the joint Urban Systems program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University-Newark, where he maintains a 4.0 GPA, and works as a faculty member at Rutgers University's School of Nursing and School of Public Health, where he teaches evidence-based practice, systematic review and meta-analysis, statistics and economic evaluation methods. His clinical passion is Preventive Medicine, with a focus on skin health and wellness, interprofessional and interdisciplinary practice, and the prevention of multiple chronic conditions. His research interests include evidence-based medicine, systematic review/meta-analysis, comparative effectiveness/patient-centered outcomes research, and healthcare/health disparities. In his spare time, Yuri enjoys traveling, sightseeing and connecting with friends and family.



The Winter Institute will be held at the Rutgers School of Nursing, 65 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07101

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Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark is conveniently located only minutes away from Newark Penn Station and Newark Liberty International Airport and less than 15 miles from New York Port Authority in midtown Manhattan.

Nearby hotels include:
Hilton Newark Penn Station in Newark
Gateway Center, Newark, NJ 07102
(0.25 miles from Newark Penn Station)

Best Western Robert Treat Hotel in Newark
50 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102 
(Downtown-City Center)
(0.36 miles from Newark Penn Station)

Hampton Inn & Suites Newark / Harrison Riverwalk in Harrison

100 Passaic Ave., Harrison, NJ 07029  
(Downtown-City Center)
(0.79 miles from Newark Penn Station)

Parking : There is limited public parking on the street or at metered spaces. There are 3 parking decks available on the Newark Health Sciences campus (for a fee). Parking deck P3 is closest to the Bergen Building. View More Parking Info

Continuing Nursing Education

Rutgers School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation.
Provider Number P290-6/14-17.


For more information

For general information (hotels, registration, location), contact:
Vanessa Malize

For information specific to systematic review research or JBI methodology, contact:
Yuri T. Jadotte, MD, PhD

In case of inclement weather
An inclement weather date for the winter institute, if necessary, would be scheduled for July.


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