Cochrane and related training for January, February and March 2015

shutterstock_206527285Looking for some training in systematic reviews in the New Year? The following workshops are available, follow the links to find out more!

Developing a Cochrane Systematic Review
When: 14-16 January 2015
Where: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

This two and a half day workshop guides participants through the steps of developing a systematic review and includes presentations about Cochrane Collaboration methodology, hands-on practice using the Cochrane Collaboration’s Review Manager (RevMan) software, and a statistics review session. It is limited to Cochrane contributors as well as ophthalmologists, optometrists, and vision researchers interested in registering a title with the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group.

Beginning a systematic review protocol
When: 27 January 2015
Where: Oxford, UK

This course is targeted at authors who are at the very beginning of the review process and includes small group discussions around each authors review question. This workshop also incorporates an introduction to RevMan, and the appropriate procedures for working on a protocol using RevMan.

The methods section of the protocol
When: 28 January 2015
Where: Oxford, UK

This day is designed to help authors further develop their protocol, introducing them to searching for studies, study selection and data collection procedures, risk of bias, and analysis topics which require planning at the protocol stage. The day contains activities which enable authors to reflect on their own protocol and time to work in RevMan.

Advanced topics in the analysis and reporting of systematic reviews
When: 12 February 2015
Where: Oxford, UK

This course contains a large amount of training material and activities to cover common issues which arise with continuous data types. It also covers how to deal with data in different formats, over-coming unit of analysis issues and dealing with multiplicity in reviews, as well as using GRADE and Summary of Findings Tables. The workshop aims to raise awareness of a variety of methods that are available for use in systematic reviews to overcome common pitfalls, and to empower review authors to seek statistical support when appropriate.

Systematic reviews for policy and practice
When: 17-18 March, 14-15 April
Where: London, UK

A four day-long face-to-face workshops taking place at the Institute of Education, University of London. This course will enable you to conduct and appraise systematic reviews. On successful completion of the course, you will be familiar with the strengths and limitations of systematic reviews and have a critical appreciation of evidence-informed policy and practice.dublin

Registration for the Cochrane UK and Ireland Annual Symposium is now open. It will be held in Dublin on the 23rd and 24th April. The theme will be “Advocating for Evidence”. Visit the Symposium website to register.