DTA Author Training - Future Events

Forthcoming training events include:

September 2016 in Birmingham

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy 2016

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: Wed 7th to Friday 9th of September 2016

Venue: University of Birmingham, UK

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, Research Fellow
    Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, UK

Course fee: Course fee including materials, lunches and coffee is £650.

Registration: Registration opens February 2016 and closes June 2016 or earlier if the course is fully booked.

Register your interest: Anne Walker (email: a.walker@bham.ac.uk)