Systematic reviews and meta-analysis of intervention studies: Utrecht, The Netherlands

This two-day workshop, organised by Cochrane Netherlands, is directed to people who are preparing a (Cochrane) review of interventions or people who wish to learn more about this type of review and how to meta-analyse the results of RCTs.

After successful completion of the workshop, participants will:

1. know the various steps involved in conducting a systematic review of interventions;
2. be able to write a protocol for an intervention review;
3. be able to frame the review question and define criteria for inclusion and exclusion of studies;
4. understand the principles of conducting sensitive search strategies for RCTs;
5. be able to assess the risk of bias of RCTs (Cochrane’s risk of bias tool);
6. be able to perform meta-analysis of RCT results by the use of RevMan;
7. be able to explore heterogeneity in study findings;
8. be able to construct Summary of Findings Tables and to assess the certainty of the evidence with GRADE;
9. be able to interpret and present the results.

Further information on the content of the course

More information & registration.

Send an e-mail with your question(s) to

Cochrane Netherlands
Julius Center,
University Medical Center Utrecht
Huispostnr. Str. 6.131
P.O. Box 85500
The Netherlands

P: +31 (0) 88 75 681 69