Other Workshop on Rapid Response Brief to aid Decision-making in health crises

29-05-2024 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna Conference room 507, Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet (KI),
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How can we help decision-makers during crises?
Being able to react quickly to health crises is key to minimising potential harm. Therefore, it is important to maximise the reliability of the data used for decision-making in a short period of time, and universities have an important role to play here. The Centre for Health Crises at Karolinska Institutet (KI) is pleased to invite you to a workshop on creating rapid decision support for decision-making in health crises.

The workshop has reached capacity in terms of number of participants! Consequently, the registration is closed.

Please note that the workshop is held in Swedish!


The Centre for Health Crises at KI, in collaboration with the KI University Library and SBU, the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services, will walk through methods for creating rapid decision support that pave the way for informed and effective decision-making during crises. We will share insights from experts, practice cases and scenarios, and explore tools that can be useful. The workshop will be interactive in order to utilise the participants' experiences of health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. 


We would like to welcome researchers, or people with a research background (regardless of subject), and/or some experience of conducting literature searches and summarising scientific sources.


The workshop consists of an online preparation part, followed by a day-long workshop on site at KI. During the workshop, we go through the process, discuss the purpose, who is the recipient, literature search, synthesis of results and management of bias when time is limited, as well as practice based on different scenarios, with participants from the Centre for Health Crises.


Pre-recorded videos on literature searches in databases and evaluation of search results to refresh the participants' previous knowledge (max 8 hours of work, depending on prior knowledge). 

Workshop leader: 

Helena Nordenstedt, Associate Professor, Specialist Physician, Expert Coordinator at the Centre for Health Crises, KI. 


  • Maja Fjaestad, associate professor, former state secretary at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, expert coordinator at the Centre for Health Crises, KI
  • Johan von Schreeb, Professor of Global Disaster Medicine, Director of the Centre for Health Crises, KI
  • Nina Viberg, PhD, project coordinator at the Department of Global Public Health, KI, former civil servant at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
  • Experts from SBU and KI University Library


Helena Nordenstedt Principal Researcher