Cochrane Netherlands and the Julius Center would like to invite you for an MSc course on individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis.
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are an important cornerstone of contemporary evidence-based medicine. The large majority summarize published aggregate data, but it is increasingly common that individual participant data (IPD) are obtained from primary studies. As a result, new opportunities arise and more advanced statistical methods are needed to properly analyze the available data. In this course, we discuss how a meta-analysis involving IPD can be conducted to investigate the comparative efficacy between different interventions, to investigate the accuracy of diagnostic tests, to develop clinical prediction models and to externally validate such models. We place particular emphasis on statistical methods for dealing with between-study heterogeneity, and discuss how to interpret corresponding results.
The course consists of plenary presentations, small-group discussions, and computer exercises.
Date: June 25 to 29, 2018
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Accreditation: 1.5 EC
Entry fee: 830 euro (Discounts and scholarships may apply)
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