The SMG Convenors are planning a series of webinars on meta-analysis methods which we hope will be of interest to our members. The first webinar in the series took place on Wednesday 14th June. Professor Ian White and Dr Emily Karahalios spoke on the topic of arm-based and contrast-based approaches to network meta-analysis. A brief outline of the presentation follows, along with the link to the webinar.
A comparison of arm-based and contrast-based approaches to network meta-analysis
The choice between arm-based and contrast-based network meta-analysis was until recently fairly clear. However, a new concept of arm-based network meta-analysis has been proposed, which has led to heated debate of the pros and cons of this new approach. In this webinar, Professor Ian White (University College London) will offer his understanding of the key issues and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of both approaches. Dr Emily Karahalios (Monash University, Australia) will present preliminary findings from an empirical evaluation comparing the methods.
The webinar is available here:
In October, Dr Mark Simmonds, will present a webinar on statistical methods for updating meta-analyses. If you have ideas for webinars, or would like to lead a webinar, then please let us know.