David Moher Cochrane Methods Symposium: Bias and Beyond


Saturday 15 September 2018 - 13:30 to 17:30





Doug Altman, Isabelle Boutron, Asbjørn Hróbjartsson, Matthew Page, Camilla Hansen

After many years as a co-convenor of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group, David Moher decided to step down from the leadership in 2017. The Bias Methods Group and wider methods community wishes to thank David for his hard work and valuable contribution to methods research.

The Cochrane Methods Symposium provides an ideal opportunity to celebrate his contribution to methods research and to pause and reflect on the status of methods research today. We intend to recognise David’s very considerable impact on research synthesis methodology while also looking forward to provide an overview of selected hot topics within methods research relevant for the broader Cochrane community.

The programme is currently under development; the following speakers are confirmed. Working titles of presentations may change so please check back for regular updates.  

Doug Altman, Professor of Statistics in Medicine, The University of Oxford

Synergy between reporting guidelines and systematic reviews

Larissa Shamseer, Senior Research Associate, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


Predatory journals: overview of the new kid on the block and implications for Cochrane reviews


Philippe Ravaud, Professor of Epidemiology, Paris Descartes University

Living network meta-analysis. Improving evidence synthesis and beyond

Evan Mayo-Wilson, Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Cherry picking data

Andrea Tricco, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Rapid reviews