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  • We will be holding a meeting of our Methods Group on Tuesday 2 October from 5pm to 6.30pm. We anticipate a combination of scientific discussions and some business discussion (concerning the workings of the Methods Group).If you can join us, please sign up for the meeting on the Colloquium web site (http://colloquium.cochrane.org/meetings/comparing...
    August 15 2012
  • The Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group (CMIMG) has received funding from the Cochrane Methods Innovation Fund to set up three working groups to address specific issues related to the use of Cochrane Overviews or Cochrane Intervention Reviews to compare multiple interventions.Working Group 1 (tasked with addressing fundamental issues...
    June 12 2012
  • Cochrane reviews on the effects of interventions vary considerably in their scope. Some reviews compare two interventions, while others examine the comparative effectiveness of many or all available interventions for a given condition. When the comparative effectiveness of a range of interventions is of interest, a number of appropriate...
    January 20 2012
  • A new series of seven Technical Support Documents concerning methods for  Evidence Synthesis has been produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK.  http://www.nicedsu.org.uk/Evidence-Synthesis-TSD-series%282391675%29.htm.
    November 14 2011
  • January 16-19, 2012 in  Wengen, SwitzerlandThe Swiss Epidemiology Winter School 2012 will include a course titled Indirect comparisons and network meta-analysis:Evidence synthesis with multiple treatments.Faculty will includeProf. Julian Higgins, PhD (course co-ordinator), MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge; and University of York, UKDr....
    October 26 2011
  • PDF copies of slides from the three workshops on comparing multiple treatments that we presented during the Madrid Colloquium are now available here. Workshop 1 discussed the decision to use an overviews vs. a standard intervention reviews when comparing multiple treatments.Workshop 2 provided an introduction to network met-analysis....
    October 26 2011
  • Three different workshops on comparing multiple treatments will be available during the Madrid Colloquium. Workshop 1 (Thursday 20 October 2011 - 14:00 - 15:30) will discuss the decision to use an overviews vs. a standard intervention reviews when comparing multiple treatments.Workshop 2 ( Friday 21 October 2011 - 16:00 -...
    September 22 2011
  • This report, titled "Evolution of Cochrane Intervention Reviews and Overviews of Reviews to better accommodate comparisons among multiple interventions" summarizes a meeting held in Milan in March 2011 and hosted by the Italian Cochrane Centre.In addition to methodologists with an interest in comparing multiple interventions, participants included...
    June 13 2011
  • Agenda1. Welcome and Introduction (10 mins) [Georgia]2. Response to key comments from the Steering Group (10 mins)[Lorne]3. How to evolve the concept of Overviews and to establish the role ofMTM in Cochrane reviews (20 mins) [Georgia & Julian].4. Presentations from CRGs (26 mins)• Helen Worthington, Oral Health Group (7 mins)• Deidre Beecher,...
    October 23 2010

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