Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy 2018

Who is this course for?

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.

Date: Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st September 2018

Course requirements: Participants should bring a laptop with STATA and RevMan 5 installed. RevMan is free to download. Stata is a commercial statistical package so if you do not have the package, we will provide a license that will give you complementary use for a limited period. Instructions for downloading software and course materials will be provided prior to the start of the course.

Venue: etc.venues (Maple House), 150 Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 6TB

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: £695 (includes course materials, a light breakfast, 2-course lunch and unlimited tea or coffee on the 3 days).

Registration: To book a place and make payment, please go to the online shop

Registration closes on Friday 29 June or earlier if the course is fully booked.  

For enquiries, please contact: Natasha Maguire (email: N.L.Maguire@bham.ac.uk)

Accommodation

Maple House is located in Birmingham City Centre with several hotels close by, including Staybridge Suites (One Martineau Place, 44-80 Corporation St, Birmingham B2 4UW) and Holiday Inn Express (Snow Hill Plaza, Birmingham B4 6HY).

Venue and directions

Maple House is located in the great Birmingham City Centre location of Corporation Street overlooking Old Square. Just minutes from New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street train stations, the venue is also conveniently located for a number of major bus routes. Parking is available at a number of NCP car parks locally. Maple House has reduced parking rates agreed at High Street/Albert Street NCP (Dale End, B4 7LN) and Londonderry House NCP (Dalton Street, B4 7LX).

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EFLM