Network Meta-Analysis Training

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Network Meta-Analysis Training

This course will focus on the role of network meta-analyses in comparative effectiveness research for healthcare interventions.

When and where

Date and time

Location

University of Galway (River Room, on The Concourse) University Road Galway Ireland

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

About this event

  • 2 days 7 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

*If your type of ticket is sold out, please join the waitlist or contact us at esi@nuigalway.ie

Date

26th, 27th & 28th April

Time

09:30 - 16:30

Background

For any given condition there may be a number of alternative treatment options. Network meta-analysis is an extension of pairwise meta-analysis that allows the simultaneous synthesis of data from networks of interventions. By combining direct and indirect information, network meta-analysis can inform every possible treatment comparison, even those for which no head-to-head comparisons exist.

Aim

This course will focus on the role of network meta-analyses in comparative effectiveness research for healthcare interventions.

Objectives

The objective of this course is to examine the full process of a network meta-analysis from the planning stage and the preparation of the protocol up to the final report and publication of the manuscript. Day 3 will focus on practical sessions in R and some more advanced topics of network meta-analysis.

Learning outcomes

In this course participants will be enabled to:

- Understand the concept and the main principles of network meta-analysis

- Write a protocol for a network meta-analysis

- Understand and evaluate the assumptions of a network meta-analysis

- Interpret the results of a network meta-analysis

- Critically appraise the results from a network meta-analysis

- Identify the limitations and potential sources of bias within a network of interventions

- Synthesize the data from a network of interventions (Day 3 only)

- Create visualizations and prepare the final report (Day 3 only)

Teaching strategies

The workshop will consist of a mixture of lectures and interactive sessions. Day 3 will include practical sessions in R.

Places

28 available for individuals who are resident in Ireland & Northern Ireland. Limited places are also available for individuals outside of Ireland.

Facilitator

Dr. Anna ChaimaniSenior Research ScientistUniversité Paris Cité, Inserm, Twitter @AChaimani, https://www.cer-methods.com/

Dr Theodoros Evrenoglou, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Université Paris Cité, Inserm, Twitter @TEvrenoglou, https://www.cer-methods.com/