ScHARR Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis Short Course

3 day course:  Tuesday, 28th - Thursday, 30th April 2020

Dates

3-day course: Tuesday, 28th - Thursday, 30th April 2020.

Times

Day 1 - 9am - 5.30pm followed buy a course evening dinner at approximately 7pm (there is no addtional cost to attend)
Day 2 - 9am - 5pm
Day 3 - 9am - 3pm

Fees

£999 - Early Bird Rate for confirmed bookings received on or before 11pm on Friday, 28th February 2020.

£1099 - Standard Rate for confirmed bookings received on or before 11pm on Tuesday, 14th April 2020 or when the course reaches full capacity, whichever is soonest.

Bookings will automatically close at 11pm on Tuesday, 14th April 2020 or when the course reaches capacity, whichever is the earliest.

This course generally reaches full capacity before the closing date, so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

We also offer a 20% discount for group bookings of 4 or more people on to the same course. Please contact Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk to book. NB: This discount cannot be applied at checkout or after a booking has taken place through the Online Store, all group bookings should be directed to to Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

The course fee includes refreshments and lunch provided on both days, plus a Course Evening Dinner that takes place on the first evening.

NB: Accommodation is NOT included in the course fees, but we do have a preferential rate at the host venue Halifax Hall of £70 per night and £50 per night at our new Jonas Hotel, which is situated behind Halifax Hall. Details of this are provided in your automated confirmation email, upon receipt of your booking.

Booking and Payment

Provisional bookings are now being taken for this course.  Please email your details to Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.  A place on the course will be reserved for you, then you will be contacted when the course has gone live on our Online Store and bookings are being accepted. 

All our short course bookings are initially processed through our Online Store.  Payment or purchase order (for payments via invoice) is required at the time of booking (Credit/Debit Card or PayPal is accepted).

If your employer is paying your fees and they would prefer to be invoiced, please ensure you have your Purchase Order details before making your booking. Bookings are NOT confirmed until receipt of the Purchase Order is received at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

If you have any queries regarding our booking process, fees or booking your accommodation, then please do not hesitate to contact us

Venue

Halifax Hall Hotel and Conference Centre.

Endcliffe Vale Rd, Sheffield, S10 3ER.

Tel:  +44 (0)114 222 8810

http://www.halifaxhall.co.uk/

Accommodation

The course fee includes refreshments and lunch on both days, plus a Course Evening Dinner that takes place on the first evening.

NB: Accommodation is NOT included in the course fees, but we do have a preferential rate at the host venue Halifax Hall of £70 per night and £50 per night at our new Jonas Hotel, for all of our delegates. Details of this are provided in your autmoated confirmation email, upon receipt of your booking.

Contact

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us via email at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk

or call +44 (0)114 222 2968.

Overview

The aim of this three day course is to provide participants with an introduction to methods for conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis in health care. Sessions will be delivered by ScHARR staff experienced in systematic review methods and health technology assessment. The course will be interactive and practical, with delivery of sessions based on lectures and individual and small group practical exercises.

Who will benefit from this course?

The course is suitable for researchers who require an introduction to methods for conducting systematic
reviews in health care, and professionals who need to develop the ability to interpret and asses the quality of systematic reviews. The course is also suitable for:

  • Clinicians wanting to undertake their own systematic review
  • PhD Students with a significant review component to their thesis
  • Members of academic systematic review teams
  • Pharmaceutical companies and consultancies requiring an understanding of review methods

No previous knowledge of systematic reviews or meta-analysis is assumed.

This course is relevant to anyone involved in systematic reviews. If you are specifically interested in qualitative evidence synthesis only, please see our ESQUIRE course for further details.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Identify the key stages of the systematic review process
  • Define a review question and understand how to develop a review protocol
  • Describe methods for identifying sources of evidence for systematic reviews
  • Develop a search strategy to identify relevant studies for a specific review question and understand how to conduct a literature search
  • Apply inclusion criteria to identify relevant studies
  • Undertake critical appraisal of evidence using standardised quality checklists
  • Develop a data extraction form and extract relevant outcomes from reported studies
  • Select appropriate methods of evidence synthesis and be able to describe and summarise key results
  • Be familiar with statistical methods for analysis of quantitative data
  • Explore the use of meta-analysis in data synthesis using computer software
  • Understand potential sources of heterogeneity between included studies
  • Be familiar with good practice in reporting of systematic reviews
  • Critically appraise a systematic review

Course Materials

Course Materials will be provided via a Delegate Course Website approximately 2 weeks prior to the course start date.  Hard copies of exercises will be provided throughout the course.  Hard copies of powerpoint presentations will not be generally provided, but these can be printed and downloaded by delegates before the start of the course via the Delegate Course Website if required.  A USB of all materials will be provided on the first day of the course during registration.

Delegates are asked to provide their own laptop to use for the duration of the course, along with a computer mouse, as this will make the practical sessions easier to navigate.  If this is not possible please contact us as soon as possible.

Faculty

Marrissa Martyn-St James, is the course leader for this popular ScHARR short course.

Andrew Booth

Plus other members of ScHARR staff to be confirmed.