Pre- and post-Colloquium workshops and symposia

Below is a list of full-/half-day workshops or symposia that are not part of the four-day programme but will be of interest to participants at the Colloquium. They are intended to further the event goals, foster interaction and the development of partnerships, and have broad appeal across sectors. 

Registration for these sessions will be made available shortly.


Introduction to economics methods


Date:
 Saturday 15 September 2018, 14:00 to 17:30
Venue: TBC

This workshop is designed for review authors and individuals interested in incorporating economic evidence into systematic reviews, protocols and title registrations.  Editorial staff who may encounter title registration forms and protocols with economics components. Any level of knowledge is appropriate.

Please note, the charge for this workshop will be £48 (inc. VAT)

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Methods for qualitative evidence synthesis


Date
: Saturday 15 September 2018 - 14:00 to 17:30
Venue: TBC

Three methods of synthesis will be covered and examples shared:

  • Framework and Best Fit Framework Synthesis
  • Thematic Synthesis (Thomas and Harden approach)
  • Meta-ethnography

Attendees should have some familiarity with qualitative research and evidence synthesis. Intermediate level.

Please note, the charge for this workshop will be £48 (inc. VAT)

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Comparing multiple interventions with network meta-analysis


DateSaturday 15 September 2018 - 14:00 to 17:30

Location: TBC

This workshop will introduce the concepts and methods of indirect comparison and network meta-analysis in the context of a Cochrane systematic review, following the new Handbook Chapter drafted by the Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group; to demonstrate a web application, CINeMA (Confidence In Network Meta-Analysis), that simplifies the evaluation of confidence in the findings from network meta-analysis via semi-automation. This workshop is aimed at methodologists, epidemiologists, statisticians and other quantitatively-minded researchers who want to understand state-of-the-art methodology for network meta-analysis.

Please note, the charge for this workshop will be £48 (inc. VAT)

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The GRADE-CERQual approach for assessing how much confidence to place in findings from qualitative evidence syntheses


Date
: Saturday 15 September 2018 - 09:30 to 13:00
Venue: TBC

The workshop is intended for review authors who are using/planning to use GRADE-CERQual. Attendees should have some familiarity with qualitative research and evidence synthesis methods. This is an intermediate level workshop.  It is not intended to be a basic training session.

Please note, the charge for this workshop will be £48 (inc. VAT)

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Systematic reviews of prognostic studies


Date: Saturday 15 September 2018, 14:00 to 17:30
Venue: TBC

This half-day workshop will first introduce participants to the different types of prognosis research and explain the differences between prognosis, diagnosis and intervention studies. We will provide explicit guidance on how to define a proper review question; to design a review protocol; to search the literature; to design the data extraction form; to extract the data; to assess the risk of bias in the primary studies; and finally to meta-analyse the retrieved data and test for heterogeneity across studies. We will illustrate all this using many empirical examples, and frequently apply small group practicals and discussions.

After this workshop, participants will have a good overview of the essentials of prognosis research and systematic reviews of such studies.

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David Moher Cochrane Methods Symposium: Bias and Beyond


Date: Saturday 15 September 2018, 13:30 to 17:30
Venue: TBC

After many years as a co-convenor of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group, David Moher decided to step down from the leadership in 2017.

This is a good occasion to celebrate his contribution to methods research and to pause and reflect on the status of methods research today. Our intention with the symposium is thus both to celebrate David’s very considerable impact on research synthesis methodology and to provide an overview of selected hot topics within methods research relevant for the broader Cochrane community.

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Living systematic review (LSR) Network Meeting


Date: Saturday 15 September 2018 - 13:00 to 17:00
Venue: Playfair Hall, Playfair Building (next to the Surgeon's Hall Museum), Surgeon's Hall (part of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh), Nicolson St., Edinburgh

This will be a closed meeting for Living systematic reviews (LSR) Network members only.

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