Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy

Event Date 19th to 21st Sep 2018

Closing date for registration Friday 29th June

This three-day course is organised jointly by faculty from the University of Birmingham and the University of Amsterdam. The course is designed for individuals undertaking health technology assessment, health service researchers and healthcare professionals interested in understanding key issues in the design and conduct of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) studies. The course will be delivered through a mixture of interactive presentations, discussions and hands-on computer exercises.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  •         Appreciate the diversity of test usage and  study designs
  •         Understand potential risk of bias and concerns regarding applicability
  •         Understand the concept underlying approaches to meta-analysis
  •         Explore heterogeneity
  •         Create different types of analysis (in RevMan and Stata)
  •         Summarise results and draw appropriate conclusions

Course faculty

  • Patrick Bossuyt, Professor (Clinical Epidemiology),Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jon Deeks, Professor (Biostatistics), Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, UK 
  • Clare Davenport, Senior Clinical Lecturer,Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, UK 
  • Mariska Leeflang, Epidemiologist,Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center,University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Sue Mallett, Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Yemisi Takwoingi, Senior Research Fellow in Biostatistics, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, UK 

Course fee

Course fee of £695 includes course materials, a light breakfast, 2-course lunch and unlimited tea or coffee on the 3 days.

Registration and contact information

For registration and additional information, please see https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/mds/projects/HaPS/PHEB/diagnostic-research/courses/index.aspx .

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy Venue: University of Birmingham

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