Hotel Jungfraublick, Wengen, Switzerland, January 18–22, 2010
Systematic Reviews in the Health Sciences: Meta-Analysis in Context
The volume of data that needs to be considered in the health sciences is constantly expanding. In many areas it has become impossible for the individual to critically evaluate and synthesise the state of knowledge and keep updating this on a regular basis. Reviews are essential tools to achieve this; however, it has become clear that conventional, narrative reviews are an unreliable source of information. There has therefore been increasing focus on formal methods of systematically reviewing studies, to produce explicitly formulated, reproducible summaries of the effects of health care interventions, lifestyle and genetic exposures. This course is aimed at researchers and health care professionals who want to perform state-of-the-art systematic reviews and meta-analyses of clinical trials and observational studies.
18. December 2009