Cochrane Netherlands and the Julius Center would like to invite you for an MSc course on systematic review and meta-analysis of prognosis studies.
The number of primary studies evaluating prognostic factors and models is rising per day. Alike for therapies and diagnostic tests, critically summarizing and analyzing the evidence form prognostic studies in a systematic review and meta analysis is beneficial for health care professionals seeking the best evidence. Reviews of prognostic studies are much more challenging because of more variation in questions & designs, specific sources of bias & variation, and more complex statistical meta-analytical models. Several advances regarding the design, critical appraisal and statistical analysis in systematic reviews of prognostic studies, have recently been made. In this course we discuss and practice how to define your review question, how to search the literature, how to critically assess the methodological quality of primary prognostic studies, and how to meta-analyze their reported findings.
The course consists of web lectures, individual assignments, group discussions, and computer exercises.
Date: May 28 to June 1, 2018
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Accreditation: 1.5 EC
Entry fee: 830 euro (Discounts and scholarships may apply)
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