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      November 15, 2019

      Friday   8:30 AM

      Ashling Hotel , Parkgate St
      Dublin, Dublin

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      Cochrane Systematic Review Advanced Author Training

      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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