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Event: 'Systematic Reviews And Meta-analysis Using RevMan'

Date:March 6 - 10, 2017 (Monday to Friday)

About the course
Over the years formal methods have been developed for systematically reviewing studies, to produce explicitly formulated, reproducible and up to date summaries of effects of healthcare interventions. This has led to a sharp increase in the number of reviews that use these formal methods. It is therefore essential that students undertaking dissertation on work, practicing clinicians, health researchers and policymakers are familiar with the processes involved in the performance and interpretation of systematic reviews.

At the completion of this workshop, participants will know the steps involved in undertaking and interpreting a systematic review using RevMan; appraise published systematic reviews.

Contents
Rationale of systematic reviews
Locating systematic reviews
Formulating a systematic review question
Developing a protocol for a systematic review
Identifying and selecting trials
Critical appraisal of trials
Reducing bias in conduct of systematic reviews
Synthesis in systematic reviews
Statistical approaches and software (RevMan 5) for meta? analysis
Working with RevMan
Reporting standards of systematic reviews
Critical appraisal of systematic reviews and meta?analysis

Who should attend?
This workshop would be suitable for postgraduate students of health sciences, researchers and project coordinators involved in public health research specifically field trials, clinicians, statisticians and any health professionals wanting to understand the basics of conducting a systematic review.

Registration Fee
Indian National: 12500 INR per participant
International Participant: 25000 INR per participant

Key Resource Faculty
Dr Himanshu Negandhi, the key resource faculty, has been trained as a medical postgraduate in public health. He has experience of teaching public health to postgraduate medical students, paramedics and in-service public health professionals over his career. He has also been actively engaged in curriculum designing, teaching and training of public health courses. His areas of interest include Programme Evaluation, Systematic Reviews, Health Effect Measurements and Program Evaluation. He is currently pursuing an active interest in evidence-based medicine and linking evidence to policy.

How to register
Interested participants may email their completed registration form at trainings@iiphd.org and submit the fee by E-transfer OR by Demand Draft in favor of “Public Health Foundation of India” payable Delhi and dispatch to the address: Ms. Tanuja Bhandari, Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi, Plot 47, Sector 44, Institutional Area, Near HUDA City Centre metro station, Gurgaon – 122002, Haryana. Bank details for E-transfer will be shared upon request. We do not accept cash.

International participants are requested to submit the fee only by E-transfer.

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