Methods Symposium and Workshops at Edinburgh Colloquium

Cochrane Methods Symposium

In 2017 David Moher stepped down as co-convenor of the Bias Methods Group. His contribution to Cochrane Methods will be acknowledged in a half-day symposium in the afternoon of Saturday September 15th 2018.

Cochrane Methods Workshops

Five half-day Methods Workshops will also be held on this date. Details and timing of each workshop is listed below.  More information will be posted here as soon as it is available. Attendees will be required to sign-up for the symposium and pay for workshops when they register for the Colloquium. 

Register for workshops on the Colloquium website.  There is a charge for some workshops of £48 (incl. VAT)

All five workshop abstracts can be downloaded here.


David Moher Cochrane Methods Symposium: Bias and Beyond

Afternoon session 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Bias Methods Group

Organisers: Doug Altman, Isabelle Boutron, Asbjørn Hróbjartsson, Matthew Page, Camilla Hansen

After many years as a co-convenor of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group, David Moher decided to step down from the leadership in 2017. 

This is a good occasion to celebrate his contribution to methods research and to pause and reflect on the status of methods research today. Our intention with the symposium is thus both to celebrate David’s very considerable impact on research synthesis methodology and to provide an overview of selected hot topics within methods research relevant for the broader Cochrane community.

The program is under development, but will be announced when finalized.


Morning session 9:30am - 1:00pm

The GRADE-CERQual approach for assessing how much confidence to place in findings from qualitative evidence syntheses

Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group

Facilitators: the GRADE-CERQual coordinating team

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(There will be a £48 (incl VAT) charge for this workshop)

Afternoon sessions 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Comparing multiple interventions with network meta-analysis

Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group

Facilitators: Georgia Salanti, Anna Chaimani, Tianjing Li, Deborah Caldwell, Julian Higgins

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(There will be a £48 (incl VAT) charge for this workshop)

Introduction to economics methods

Economics Methods Group

Facilitators: Luke Vale & members of the Campbell & Cochrane Economics Methods Group

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(There will be a £48 (incl VAT) charge for this workshop)

Systematic reviews of prognostic studies

Prognosis Methods Group

Facilitators: Karel Moons, Lotty Hooft, Anneke Damen, Thomas Debray, Jill Hayden, Katrina Williams, Marialena Trivella, Nicole Skoetz

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(Workshop funded by the Cochrane Strategic Methods Fund Grant)

Methods for qualitative evidence synthesis

Qualitative & Implementation Methods Group

Facilitators: Convenors of the Cochrane Qualitative & Implementation Methods Group

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(There will be a £48 (incl VAT) charge for this workshop)