· DATES: 14-15th October 2021 (booking available here)
· FACULTY: Dr Brooke Levis (lead), Prof Richard Riley, Dr Mel Holden, Dr Joie Ensor, Professor Danielle van der Windt, Dr Miriam Hattle (plus guest speakers)
· OVERVIEW: The 2-day course will use a combination of talks, interactive activities, external speakers, and one-to-one ‘meet the expert sessions’ to improve your knowledge and skills in the design and practical delivery of IPD meta-analyses. It will cover the steps involved and help you decide whether an IPD meta-analysis is likely to be worth the investment. Whilst examples will focus on clinical trials, the course will also be relevant for other types of IPD meta-analyses. Specific topics to be included in the course are:
- The what, why and when of IPD meta-analyses
- Selection and retrieval of IPD
- Issues involved in data transfer, cleaning, and harmonization
- Quality and risk of bias assessments
- Statistical approaches to IPD meta-analysis
- Power calculations
- The role of patient and public involvement
- Reporting and dissemination
A provisional time-table is available here
· LOCATION: Online
· TARGET AUDIENCE: This course is intended for a broad audience of statisticians and non-statisticians, including healthcare researchers, study/data managers, funders, journal editors, clinicians, students, and others who are involved in the delivery, appraisal, and/or interpretation of IPD meta-analyses.
· COSTS: £299 students, £399 public sector, £499 private sector
· MORE DETAILS: Please see here or email the course leader, Dr Brooke Levis.