Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Workshop
Using Review Manager software (SRMA)
This course provides a detailed explanation of the methods of qualitative and quantitative evidence synthesis, using a practical approach to teach the steps of systematic review and meta-analysis for clinical researchers. The course is suitable for clinical researchers on all academic levels: (Master's students, PhD students, Faculty members, Clinicians, Pharmacists, Independent researchers).
* Undergraduate students (beyond their 2nd year) who are interested in research can participate.
By the end of this course, the participant should be able to:
1-Identify a relevant research question for systematic review project
2-Determine the PICO of his research question and state the inclusion/exclusion criteria
3-Search the literature systemically, remove duplicate publications, and screen records
4-Assess the quality of randomized controlled trials using the Cochrane risk of bias assessment tool
5-Make summary and baseline characteristics tables of the systematic review
6-Interpret forest plots (effect size/heterogeneity)
7-Make data extraction sheet for meta-analysis
8-Calculate missing data for performing a meta-analysis
9-Perform a meta-analysis model on Review Manager software
11- Interpretation of forest plot
12- Choosing statistical method and outcome measure
13- Pooling continuous and categorical outcomes in meta-analysis model
14- Assessing and Resolving heterogeneity
15- Subgroup analysis and Sensitivity analysis
16- Assessment of Publication bias and interpretation of Funnel plot.
Workshop 5: You will be given some excel sheets including data derived from published randomized controlled trials. Each team will be work together to pool these data in the meta-analysis model on RevMan. The team will be asked to interpret the findings and comment on the heterogeneity.
Workshop 6: The same as previous example. Then, make sensitivity analysis to resolve the present heterogeneity. Then, comment on the findings "How to report the findings of sensitivity analysis on your research paper?".
Workshop 7: The same as previous workshop. Then, make subgroup analysis according to the duration of treatment.
Workshop 8: The same as previous workshop. Then make the funnel plot to assess the publication bias. Then, comment on the findings "How to report the findings of sensitivity analysis on your research paper?".
6- Quality assessment of interventional studies using Cochrane ROB tool
7- How to construct baseline characteristics table
8- Generating PRISMA flow diagram and Risk of Bias graph & summary
9- Standard reporting of Systematic reviews [PRISMA checklist domains]
10- Introduction to Meta-analysis
Workshop 2: work in mini teams to assess the quality of three randomized controlled trials according to the Cochrane Risk of Bias assessment tool. Then, make the ROB graph and summary of RevMan software.
Workshop 3: work in mini teams to make the table of baseline characteristics of systematic review involving the same previously mentioned 3 RCTs.
Workshop 4: Each team will be given a forest plot. Work in mini teams to interpret the effect size in the forest plots (significant/not significant).
1- Why Systematic reviews?
2- Types of Systematic reviews
3- Steps of Systematic reviews
4- How to search the literature, export results & check duplications [Using Zotero/ Endnote]
5- How to screen abstracts [Covidence]
Workshop 1: work in mini teams to develop a research question, state your PICO and keywords, and formulate the inclusion/exclusion criteria.
Mr. Ahmed Negida
Ahmed Negida is a final year medical student (MBBCh candidate) who is involved in clinical research since his second year in the medical school. He is collaborating with many researchers in Egypt and worldwide. He is a well-known expert in clinical research designing, medical statistics, scientific writing, and evidence synthesis. He acts as a reviewer and editor in many international journals.
To the moment, he has >40 international research publications with total citations >240 and H-index>7. In his spare time, he gives research workshops to researchers and doctors. Since 2014, he has taught >700 researchers through his workshops in different Egyptian governorates and universities.
Recent workshops of the lecturer during 2016
Recent systematic review and Meta-analysis publications during 2016
If you are interested in hosting this workshop in your institution, contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org