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  1. Workshop 'Consumers for the terrified' or identifying good practice in involving consumers in the work of Cochrane Review Groups

    2015
    Morley R

    Objectives: This interactive and participative workshop is designed and led by people who work in Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs), and by consumers. It is open to all those who presently work with consumers in Review Groups, and who would like to involve consumers more, and to consumers themselves. The workshop will: 1) hear from Review Groups and from ...

  2. Workshop Accounting for missing outcome data in meta-analysis

    2015
    Salanti G, Chaimani A, Higgins J, Mavridis D, White I

    Objectives: To understand the theory and application of methods used to account for missing outcome data in a meta-analysis. Description: Missing outcome data in the included trials reduce the precision in the meta-analysis summary effect. If outcomes are not missing at random, the synthesis of the available data only will yield biased estimates. ...

  3. Workshop ACROBAT-NRSi (A Cochrane Risk Of Bias Assessment Tool: for Non-Randomized Studies of Interventions) for non-clinical community based studies: a participatory workshop using a worked example from public health

    2015
    Thomson H, Sterne J, Higgins J

    Objectives: 1. To facilitate learning through experience about the content and application of ACROBAT-NRSi when applied to public health intervention studies. 2. To gather input on the ease of application and appropriateness of applying ACROBAT-NRSi to public health intervention studies. Description: The ACROBAT-NRSi tool, launched in Autumn 2014, ...

  4. Workshop Adding evidence to Wikipedia: edit-a-thon

    2015
    Owens N

    Objectives: Wikipedia has been accepted worldwide as a credible source of health information by lay people, medical students, and healthcare professionals. With about 155,000 medical articles getting about 400 million pageviews each month, there is an urgent need for ensuring that information available on Wikipedia is accurate, current, reliable, and ...

  5. Workshop Advanced Q&A session for Embase

    2015
    Winter S, Krstic I

    Objectives: To provide participants with advanced knowledge and understanding of Embase content, indexing policies and search options in an interactive, advanced Question and Answer (Q&A) session. Description: This advanced Q&A session for experienced Embase users will cover a number of commonly queried subject areas and will provide a forum for answering ...

  6. Workshop Adverse effects in systematic reviews: challenges for formulating the question and searching for different studies and sources of information

    2015
    Golder S

    Objectives: To give guidance for review authors on formulating the question, the available data sources on adverse effects, and how to retrieve data for incorporation into a systematic review. This will include the development of optimal search techniques and discussion of the diverse formats of adverse effects data sources. Description: Participants ...

  7. Workshop An introduction to narrative synthesis of quantitative data: a participatory workshop using a worked example from public health

    2015
    Thomson H, Doyle J, McKenzie J, Thomas J

    Objectives: To facilitate learning: 1. through experience about how to conduct a narrative synthesis; 2. about the challenge of ensuring transparency and consistency in narrative synthesis. Description: Narrative synthesis is a common synthesis method and used to synthesise data when meta-analysis is not possible or appropriate. Around 10% of Cochrane ...

  8. Workshop Assessing and adjusting for outcome reporting bias in systematic reviews

    2015
    Kirkham J, Williamson P, Riley R

    Objectives: To provide the reviewer with a background to the problem of outcome reporting bias (ORB) and how it might lead to misleading conclusions, to demonstrate how a reviewer might identify such bias in their review, and to present techniques for assessing the robustness of the meta-analysis to such bias. Description: There is a wealth of empirical ...

  9. Workshop Assessing bias due to confounding in a Cochrane Systematic Review that includes non-randomised studies of an intervention (NRSI)

    2015
    Shea B, Reeves B, Savovic J, Higgins J, Sterne. J, Wells G

    Objective: To train authors to assess the risk of bias due to confounding using an extended risk of bias tool, 'A Cochrane Risk Of Bias Assessment Tool: for Non-Randomized Studies of Interventions' (ACROBAT-NRSI), when including NRSI in a systematic intervention review. Description: Cochrane recommends that review authors consider and justify whether ...

  10. Workshop Assessing bias in selection of participants into studies in a Cochrane Review that includes non-randomised studies of an intervention (NRSI)

    2015
    Reeves B, Shea B, Savovic J, Higgins J, Sterne J, Wells G

    Objective: To train authors to assess the risk of bias due to confounding using an extended risk of bias tool, 'A Cochrane Risk Of Bias Assessment Tool: for Non-Randomized Studies of Interventions' (ACROBAT-NRSI), when including NRSI in a systematic intervention review. Description: Cochrane recommends that review authors consider and justify whether ...

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