Advance-CTR Training: Systematic Review Half-Day Course

Providence, RI US
March 15, 2019

Presented by the Clinical Research Design, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics Core of Advance-CTR

What is evidence-based medicine, and how do we sort and evaluate available evidence to support decision-makers?

In this half-day course, experts from Brown's School of Public Health will discuss:

  • The role and value of systematic reviews, the basic steps involved in conducting a systematic review, and how they can be applied to public health and health policy;
  • The major principles and techniques of statistical analysis of meta-analytic data with a focus on summary data from reports and individual data from studies; and
  • Meta-analysis in the context of evidence-based science, with discussion around the basic principles of network meta-analysis and the validity of its assumptions, including the key role that potential effect modifiers play.

Brown University research librarians will also discuss the resources and support available to clinical and academic faculty who would like to conduct a systematic review.

Target Audience

Clinical and translational researchers, physician scientists, junior investigators, and any research staff at Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, and the affiliated hospital systems who are interested in conducting systematic reviews.

Learning Objectives

  • Read and interpret systematic reviews
  • Identify the major principles and techniques of statistical analysis with meta-analytical data
  • Explain the based steps involved in a system review
  • Describe the meta-analysis in the content of evidence-based science
  • Apply systematic reviews to public health and health policy
  • Make connections as to how systematic reviews can enable better choice of treatments and more accurate diagnosis
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.50 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
Course opens: 
03/15/2019
Course expires: 
05/25/2022
Event starts: 
03/15/2019 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
03/15/2019 - 11:45am
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
7:30–8:00 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast 
8:00–8:05Introductions and agenda reviewChristopher Schmid
8:05–8:30Impetus, tools, and limitations of evidence synthesisIan Saldanha
8:30–9:00Formulating the research questionIan Saldanha
9:00–9:30Searching for and screening studies for inclusion
(with summary of Brown Library resources by Erin Anthony)
Kristin Danko
9:30–10:00Extracting data from included studiesKristin Danko
10:00–10:15Morning Break 
10:15–10:50Assessing the risk of bias in included studiesIan Saldanha
10:50–11:35Combining study results – meta-analysis & network meta-analysisChristopher Schmid
11:35–11:45 amWrap-up 
Brown School of Public Health
121 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02912
United States

Kristin Danko, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Health Services, Policy and Practice at the Brown University School of Public Health

Ian Saldanha, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health

Christopher Schmid, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics, Chair of Biostatistics at the Brown University School of Public Health

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 3.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Available Credit

  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.50 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/15/2019
Course expires: 
05/25/2022

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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