Annual meeting 2021

Recordings from the Annual Bias Methods Group Open Meeting(s) 2021

In 2021, we hosted two annual meetings in October and November. Both meetings were held as virtual meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first meeting was a theme session on risk of bias in non-randomised studies of interventions. Watch the recording from the meeting here.

Presenters included:

Asbjørn Hróbjartsson
Bias Methods Group convenor
Bias Methods Group Report: activities 2020-2021
Isabelle Boutron and Julian Higgins
Bias methods Group convenors
Involvement of the Bias Methods Group and ROBINS-I in WHO work on effectiveness of vaccines against COVID-19 variants of concerns
Jonathan Sterne
Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol
Biases in observational studies of COVID-19 vaccines

At the second meeting, convenors and members of the Bias Methods Group presented findings from recent methodological research. Watch the recording from the meeting here.

Presenters included:

Isabelle Boutron, Julian Higgins, Asbjørn Hróbjartsson and Matthew Page
Bias Methods Group convenors
Bias Methods Group report: activities 2020-2021 and updates on core projects
Carole Lunny
Knowledge Translation Program, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto
Cochrane Hypertension Review Group, the Therapeutics Initiative, University of British Columbia
Methodological review of items for assessing bias in network meta-analyses provides groundwork for the development of a new risk of bias tool for network meta-analysis
Virginia Chiocchia
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
The ROB-MEN tool for assessing risk of bias due to missing evidence in network meta-analysis