PubMed (National Library of Medicine) represents by far the first information source when it comes to medicine related information.
Even though it is free, it has a very well-structured searching system and controlled vocabulary.
It has recently also added a new interface and features that make it even more useful.
However, especially for Pharmacovigilance purposes, sometimes it is not considered sufficient. Therefore, in many cases it would be appropriate to extend literature monitoring activities.
The aim of this training is to broaden literature monitoring activities in an advance manner using low-cost or free additional sources such as Core, CrossRef, MedXRiv, BioXRiv.

During the training, the following topic will be taking into consideration:

  • PubMed and Medline: a quick presentation
  • PubMed’s main competitors
  • New/useful PubMed features that facilitate work
  • Additional free sources
    • PubMed Central
    • Core
    • CrossRef
    • MedXRiv
    • BioXRiv
  • Case examples
  • APIs and automated searches
  • Machine-aided classification, summarization, and analysis with examples
  • Hands on exercises on advances strategies and their implementation in Pubmed
  • Hands on exercises on other sources

Scientific Documentation Specialists, Medical Affairs Managers and Officers, Pharmacovigilance Specialists.

Participants’ experience

Basic operational knowledge of PubMed and/or of other bibliographical database.

Each module will comprise lectures, practical hands-on exercises, final review questionnaire.

Marco Anelli

Marco Anelli

Senior Medical Advisor - PLG (Product Life Group)
Marco Anelli has been appointed in January 2016 "Head of Pharmacovigilance and Medical Affairs Advisory Services" at PLG. As “Deputy Chief Scientific Officer” of PLG, Marco coordinates all delivery and research projects (internal and on behalf of clients) linked to Big Data, Knowledge Management, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Previously, Marco was R&D Director at Keypharma, an Italy-based ProductLife Group company, where was responsible for the coordination of all clinical and preclinical aspects of projects run internally and on behalf of clients. Drawing on a career in the pharmaceutical industry that spans 25 years, Marco provides expert oversight on a wide range of R&D and Medical Affairs related activities. Marco has participated in and coordinated all stages of drug development - from formulation to Phase I-IV and pharmacovigilance. In addition, Marco is a qualified QPPV and has prepared and overseen more than 200 non-clinical and clinical overviews and summaries. Before joining Keypharma and PLG, Marco was Medical Affairs Director at Eurand. In the last few years, he has extensively worked in the fields of pharmacoeconomics and health technology assessment. He has a medical degree from the University of Milan, specializations in Medical Statistics and Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Pavia and an international master’s degree in health economics and pharmacoeconomics from the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

Online Training – 2 modules

MODULE 1 | 28 September 2021 from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm CEST

MODULE 2 | 30 September 2021 from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm CEST


Some days before the online training you will receive all details about the connection.

The course will proceed with a minimum number of participants. Should this number not be reached the registered participants will be notified one week prior to the commencement of the course.

Early Bird: € 665,00* (until 31 August 2021)

Ordinary: € 845,00*

Freelance – Academy – Public Administration**: € 435,00*

* for Italian companies: +22% VAT

** Early Bird discount not applicable to Freelance – Academy – Public Administration fee

The fee includes: tuition, organizational office assistance, teaching materials and attendance certificate that will be sent after the training via e-mail.


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Risultato atteso
Evaluate the role of PubMed in its information retrieval and analysis workflow
Risultato atteso
Introduce some new PubMed features in the workflow to facilitate the process
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Expand strategies with the use of new information sources

<p><span>Online interactive training on Zoom platform. </span></p>
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Online interactive training on Zoom platform. 

LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before the training.

<p><span>Online interactive training on Zoom platform. </span></p>
<p><em>LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before the training.</em></p>