Understanding systematic reviews – an introduction for health professionals, Lausanne, Switzerland

This course, organised by Cochrane Switzerland, is dedicated to the learning of statistical methods of meta-analysis and their implementation in the Stata software. Meta-analysis is key to the synthesis of quantitative data within the framework of a systematic review.

Participants will get a deep understanding of the statistical concepts of meta-analysis, and learn how to carry out meta-analyses with the Stata software.

One day is entirely dedicated to using Stata, which is a very convenient and powerful software for carrying out meta-analyses.

The Meta-analysis course is preceded (7 September) by a one-day course: Introduction to Systematic Reviews, which can be booked together with the Meta-analysis workshop.


  • Get a thorough understanding of the statistical concepts of meta-analysis.
  • Apply the Stata software commands necessary to conduct meta-analyses with confidence

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