How to Conduct a Cochrane Systematic Review: Athens, Greece

This is the sixth 2-day workshop organized in Athens, Greece. It is hosted by members (authors and editors) of the Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group, and the Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancer Group. The workshop will be taught in English.

This interactive course is addressed to clinicians, researchers, public health specialists and other healthcare professionals and the level of expertise required is basic and above. Prior experience of conducting systematic reviews is not a requirement. Its aim is to guide participants through the steps of developing a systematic review from the stage of protocol and thereafter.

It will offer lectures and hands-on sessions (exercises on predefined items), providing plenty of opportunities to apply the methods and interact with the faculty. The workshop will be led by a team who has extensive expertise in conducting systematic reviews.

Cochrane review authors who have a registered title, protocol, or review in The Cochrane Library will be highly encouraged to attend (during the second day a 3 hour session will be devoted to them, practicing in their own reviews).

Objectives:

  • Describe the essential steps of conducting a systematic review from the level of a Cochrane protocol and thereafter
  • Form an answerable question using the PICO framework
  • Gain familiarity with the tool for assessing risk of bias in randomized trials and the searching of studies
  • Describe the process of analyzing, presenting, and interpreting the results of meta-analyses
  • Get familiarized with the “summary of findings table”
  • Enter and analyze data for a systematic review using the RevMan software
  • Identify and resolve questions and challenges during the conduction of a systematic review

Participant fee: 100 euros. Reduced fees will be applied to Pregraduate (50 euros) and Postgraduate and PhD students (70 euros). The workshop is free for authors of Cochrane reviews.

Venue: Research and Training Center “AKISA”, University Hospital Attikon, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

External link for further information

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Any queries, and for registration please email evivogiatzi@gmail.com or harrysirs@gmail.com