Workshop objectives: This workshop will provide an introduction to prognostic reviews and give practical advice on defining the review question, developing the review framework and selecting summary statistics. In addition, there will be a presentation outlining the use of PROBAST, a prediction study risk of bias tool. Lastly, there will be an introduction to CerQual, a method for assessing the certainty of findings from syntheses of qualitative evidence.
Who should attend?
Anyone who is thinking of / or currently conducting a systematic review of prognostic studies or assessing findings from qualitative evidence who wants practical advice and to advance their understanding of latest research in this field.
12noon Registration and lunch
12.45pm Welcome – Tom Hudson and Emma McFarlane
12.50pm Maggie Westby, Clinical Effectiveness Lead, National Clinical Guidelines Centre 'Systematic reviews of prognostic studies - variety, challenge and application'
1.35pm Robert Wolff, Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd 'PROBAST: Introduction to a new rish of bias tool for prediction modelling studies'
2.20pm Coffee break
2.35pm Professor Jane Noyes, School of Health Sciences, Bangor University
3.20pm Summary and close
About the Evidence Synthesis Network : www.ihs.manchester.ac.uk/ResearchNetworks/evidencesynthesis/
The network is a joint undertaking between Health Sciences which is part of the Research Deanery at the University of Manchester (www.manchester.ac.uk/ihs), Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (www.mahsc.ac.uk) and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) www.nice.org.uk. This Network aims to bring together health researchers, guidelines developers and policy makers from across Greater Manchester and the north west with an interest in evidence reviews. The topics discussed in the network encompass a diverse range of evidence from health and social sciences and is not restricted to systematic reviews of effectiveness of interventions. The Network gives an opportunity for discussion of different approaches to evidence synthesis and the challenges involved in reviewing such diverse sources of evidence. The Co-leads for the network are:
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• Dr Judith Thornton (co-lead) Technical Adviser, Centre for Clinical Practice, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Judith.Thornton@nice.org.uk
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Please note: our workshops are very popular and are always oversubscribed; so we regret that we have to GIVE PRIORITY to network members from Univ Manchester, NICE, NW Higer Education Insitutions and NW NHS organisations. If you are based from elsewhere, we will put you on a waiting list and Jane will be in touch if a space becomes available. We are very sorry that we are unable to accommodate everyone. Presentations are always available on the the network website after the meeting. Pressure on space means that there is always a waiting list. Please note that if you register and do not attend without informing organisers we cannot guarantee you a space at future events.
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