Annual Cochrane Colloquium

Global Evidence Summit - September 2017 - Cape Town, South Africa
Training and discussion workshops were held

24th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - October 2016 - Seoul
Several training and discussion workshops were held (listed below).

Workshops were held on:
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Basic ideas for novices'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Effect measures for dichotomous outcomes'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Meta-analysis of continuous outcomes'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Dealing with heterogeneity'

23rd Annual Cochrane Colloquium - October 2015 - Vienna
Several training and discussion workshops were held (listed below).

Workshops were held on:
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Basic ideas for novices'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Meta-analysis of dichotomous and continuous outcomes'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Dealing with heterogeneity'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Meta-analysis of time to event data'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Including non-standard studies and non-standard data'

22nd Annual Cochrane Colloquium - September 2014 - Hyderabad
Several training and discussion workshops were held (listed below).

Workshops were held on:
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Basic ideas for novices'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Meta-analysis of dichotomous and continuous outcomes'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Dealing with heterogeneity'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Meta-analysis of time to event data'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Including non-standard studies and non-standard data'

 21st Annual Cochrane Colloquium - September 2013 - Quebec
Several training and discussion workshops were held (listed below).

Workshops were held on:
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Basic ideas for novices'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Meta-analysis of dichotomous and continuous outcomes'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Dealing with heterogeneity'

20th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - September 2012 - Auckland
Several training and discussion workshops were held (listed below). In addition, the SMG was involved in organising a methods plenary "Beyond healthcare decisions: systematic reviews as a tool for informing future research and research methodology". The plenary featured talks from Julian Higgins, Thomas Lumley, and Georgia Salanti, was well attended and sparked some interesting discussion

Workshops were held on:
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Basic ideas for novices'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Meta-analysis of dichotomous and continuous outcomes'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Dealing with heterogeneity'

19th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - October 2011 - Madrid
Several training and discussion workshops were held (listed below).

Workshops were held on:
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Basic ideas for novices'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Effect measures for dichotomous outcomes'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Meta-analysis of continuous outcomes'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Dealing with heterogeneity'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Including non-standard studies and non-standard data'
'Statistical issues for managing and co-ordinating editors: common errors in reviews, what to look for and how to spot them'
'Meta-analysis of continuous outcomes: helping review authors negotiate the change score versus final value debate'

18th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - October 2010 - Keystone
Several training and discussion workshops were held (listed below).

Workshops were held on:
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Basic ideas for novices'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Effect measures for dichotomous outcomes'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Meta-analysis of continuous outcomes'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Dealing with heterogeneity'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Including non-standard studies and non-standard data'
Who wants to be a meta-analyst: The Fourth Edition'
'Calculation and interpretation of the number needed to treat'

17th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - October 2009 - Singapore
Several training and discussion workshops were held (listed below). In addition, a special statistics session was held with two parts: 'Part 1: Exploring new approaches for dealing with bias and heterogeneity' and 'Part 2: RevMan and beyond for meta-analysis'. Details of the session are:

Part 1: Exploring new approaches for dealing with bias and heterogeneity
'A prediction interval to encompass heterogeneity in a random-effects meta-analysis' Julian Higgins, MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, UK
'How should meta-analysts deal with flaws in the conduct of eligible trials?' Jonathan Sterne, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK

Part 2: RevMan and beyond for meta-analysis
'RevMan' Georgia Salanti, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Greece [pdf]
'Comprehensive Meta Analysis' Michael Borenstein, Biostat, USA
'Stata' Jonathan Stern, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
'Mix' Leon Bax, Kitasato Clinical Research Center, Sagamihara, Japan; Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands
'R' Guido Schwarzer, German Cochrane Centre, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany [pdf]

Workshops were held on:
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Basic ideas for novices'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Effect measures for dichotomous outcomes'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Meta-analysis of continuous outcomes'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Dealing with heterogeneity'
'Introduction to meta-analysis: Including non-standard studies and non-standard data'
'Calculation and interpretation of the number needed to treat'
'Who wants to be a meta-analyst: The third Annual Game Show Edition'
'Addressing multiple treatments II: multiple-treatments meta-analysis basic methods'
'Addressing multiple treatments III: multiple-treatments meta-analysis advanced methods'

16th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - October 2008 - Freiburg
Several training workshops were held (listed below) and a special statistics session on 'Some awkward statistical issues in Cochrane reviews' (details of the session are provided below).  In addition, a joint meeting of the Statistical Methods Group (SMG) and the UK Meta-analysis in Medicine Group was held as a satellite event to the Freiburg Colloquium on October 3, 2008. This included the four sessions: Meta-analysis of continuous data, Various topics, Addressing risk of bias, When should meta-analyses be performed in Cochrane reviews? The meeting was well attended with over 50 registered participants. Details of titles of the presentations are available here.

Special statistics session: 'Some awkward statistical issues in Cochrane reviews'
'Subsets of studies in a meta-analysis: why and when to consider subgroup analysis' Mike Clarke, Cochrane Centre, UK; Trinity College, Ireland
'Subsets of studies in a meta-analysis: testing for differences in effect between subgroups' Julian Higgins, University of Cambridge, UK
'Meta-analysis with multiple treatment groups: an introduction to network meta-analysis' Alex Sutton, University of Leicester, UK
'Meta-analysis with multiple treatment groups: why and when to consider network meta-analysis' Peter Jüni, University of Berne, Switzerland

Workshops were held on:
'Basics of meta-analysis'
'Introduction to meta-analysis of continuous outcomes'
'Statistical methods for meta-analysis'
'Meta-analysis of continuous outcomes: helping review authors negotiate the change score versus final value debate'
'Dealing with heterogeneity'
'The role of meta-regression in Cochrane reviews'
'Including non-standard studies and non-standard data in a meta-analysis'
'Calculation and interpretation of the number needed to treat (NNT)'
'Estimating hazard ratios using Parmar's methods'
'Multiple-treatments meta-analysis:challenges and opportunities'
'Who wants to be a meta-analyst: The second Annual Game Show Edition'

15th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - October 2007 - Sao Paulo
'Statistical methods for meta-analysis: an overview'
'Introduction to meta-analysis 1: Basic ideas for novices'
'Introduction to meta-analysis 2: Effect measures for dichotomous outcomes'
'Introduction to meta-analysis 3: Meta-analysis of continuous outcomes'
'Introduction to meta-analysis 4: Dealing with heterogeneity'
'Introduction to meta-analysis 5: Including non-standard studies and non-standard data'
'Calculation and interpretation of the number needed to treat (NNT)'
'The role of meta-regression in Cochrane reviews'
'Selecting the best treatment: the role of multiple treatment meta-analysis in Cochrane reviews'

14th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - October 2006 - Dublin
Several training and discussion workshops were held.

13th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - 22-25 October 2005 - Melbourne
Several training workshops were held (listed below). In addition, a special statistics session was held on 'Assessing susceptibility to bias of included studies: new recommendations for Cochrane reviews'.

Workshops were held on:
'Selecting the best treatment: the role of multiple treatments meta-analysis in Cochrane reviews'
'Introduction to meta-analysis using Stata'
'Basics of meta-analysis'
'Meta-analysis of continuous data'
'An introduction to meta-regression'

12th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - 2-6 October 2004 - Ottawa
Workshops were held on:
'Subgroup and Sensitivity Analysis'
'Indirect comparisons and subgroup analyses in systematic reviews'
'Quality of allocation concealment'
'Strategies for handling missing data in meta-analysis'
'Meta-analysis of continuous data'
'An introduction to meta-regression'
'Basics of meta-analysis'

11th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - October 2003 - Barcelona
Several training and discussion workshops were held.

10th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - 31 July to 3 August 2002 - Stavanger
Training workshops were held on:
'Basics of meta-analysis'
'Meta-analysis of continuous data'
'Dealing with heterogeneity'
'Assessing the quality of component studies of systematic reviews'

A discussion workshop was held on:
'Methodological developments in systematic reviews and meta-analysis'

9th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - 9-13 October 2001 - Lyon
Training workshops were held on:
'A practical introduction to basic statistics for systematic reviewing'
'Exploring heterogeneity: an introduction'
'Incorporating crossover trials into systematic reviews'
'Assessing the quality of component studies of systematic reviews'
'Regression tools to explore heterogeneity in meta-analysis'

Discussion workshops were held on:
'Meta-analysis of binary data: choosing summary statistics for analysis and presentation'
'Why are meta-analyses of continuous outcomes more difficult than meta-analyses of binary outcomes?'
'Using alternative software for systematic reviews and meta-analyses'

8th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - 25-29 October 2000 - Cape Town
Training workshops were held on:
'The basic principles of systematic reviews'
'A practical introduction to meta-analysis'
'Exploring heterogeneity with meta-analysis software'

A discussion workshop was held on:
'Determination of study weights'

7th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - 5-9 October 1999 - Rome
Training workshops were held on:
'Basic principles of systematic reviews'
'Measuring and interpreting treatment effects in systematic reviews'
'Investigating variability between studies'
'Assessing the quality of reports of randomized trials included in systematic reviews: attitudes, practice, evidence and guides'
'Aggregate data meta-analysis with time-to-event outcomes'
'Abstracting statistical information from randomized controlled trials'

A discussion workshop was held on:
'The place of the number needed to treat in systematic reviews and meta-analyses'

6th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - 22-26 October 1998 - Baltimore
Training workshops were held on:
'A basic practical introduction to meta-analysis'
'An introduction to statistical methods for meta-analysis'
'Assessing the quality of reports of randomized controlled trials in meta-analysis'

Discussion workshops were held on:
'Advanced statistical topics' (I and II)
'Incorporating assessment of trial quality into reviews: controversies and new empirical evidence'

5th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - 8-12 October 1997 - Amsterdam
Training workshops were held on:
'An introduction to statistical methods for meta-analysis'
'Systematic reviews of continuous data - The basics'
'Pooling continuous data - Advanced workshop'
'Basic statistical issues in the analysis of lifetime data'

Discussion workshops were held on:
'Crossover trials in systematic reviews'
'Systematic reviews and observational data'

4th Annual Cochrane Colloquium - 20-24 October 1996 - Adelaide
A training workshop was held on:
'An introduction to statistical methods for pooling data'

3rd Annual Cochrane Colloquium - 4-8 October 1995 - Oslo
Training workshops were held on:
'Basic statistical methods'
'Analysis of continuous data'
'Advanced statistical methods'

2nd Annual Cochrane Colloquium - 1-4 October 1994 - Hamilton
Training and discussion workshops were held on:
"Statistical considerations in systematic reviews", and "Reviews of soft data on continuous scales"