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Cochrane Systematic Review Advanced Author Training

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The Kilmainham Suite

Ashling Hotel

Parkgate St

Dublin 8

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Background

Health care policy and practice decisions should be based on a synthesis of the global body of evidence rather than relying on individual studies. Cochrane Ireland and Evidence Synthesis Ireland promote evidence based healthcare policy and practice by supporting high quality, relevant systematic reviews and other synthesised research evidence.

Aim

This workshop provides authors, actively involved in conducting a Cochrane systematic review, with confidence to assess a wide range of data types. It offers an insight into more complex methods of meta-analysis. This workshop also includes an overview on how to produce a summary of findings table for use in your review.


Learning outcomes

In this course participants will be enabled to:

  • Understand how to interpret results and draw conclusions

  • Understand more complex meta-analysis methods

  • Attain an understanding of how to assess quality of evidence using the GRADE method

  • Understand how to create a summary of findings table.

Teaching strategies

The workshop will consist of a mixture of short presentations, led by members of the Cochrane Ireland teaching faculty covering analysis methods, risk of bias and exploring heterogeneity. It includes small group activities and plenary discussions, providing participants with the opportunity to develop and refine their protocol. The number of participants for the course is limited to 25.


Course content/timetable

08:30 Registration and coffee

09:00 Welcome, introduction of presenters and outline of presentations

09:15 The generic inverse variance method of meta-analysis

10:15 Continuous data with zero and small counts

11:00 Break

11:15 Converting other data types to binary form

12:00 Calculating standard deviations when they are missing from papers, using other reported values

12:45 Lunch

13:15 Using change scores, time-to-event data

14:00 Dealing with multiplicity - outcomes, interventions & crossover trials

14:45 Break

15:00 Assessing quality of evidence using the GRADE method

15:45 Summary of findings tables

16:30 Close


Facilitators

Dr Chris Cates, Cochrane UK.

Mr Bernard McCarthy, NUI Galway & Evidence Synthesis Ireland Faculty


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The Kilmainham Suite

Ashling Hotel

Parkgate St

Dublin 8

Ireland

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