The 2021 Cochrane Methods Symposium is a virtual event happening over three core sessions, with additional and related webinars from Cochrane highlighted for those who are interested.
The Cochrane Methods Symposium is intended for the wider Cochrane community; it’s free to register for with a Cochrane Account (which is also free to create). The sessions will be particularly useful for Cochrane Review Group editors, methodologists and others involved in review production, as well as those who are interested in understanding evidence synthesis in public health and complex interventions.
Evidence synthesis in public health: what we have learnt
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
08:00 UTC [Check the time in your time zone]
This two-hour session is chaired by the Cochrane Methods Executive. Open to all, this session will be a mix of presentations and live question and answer opportunities with leading methodologists in the field. Topics include the importance of preparing for evidence synthesis in public health, using non-randomised studies, qualitative evidence or modelling studies in public health evidence evidence synthesis, and developing evidence maps to identify equity issues that could inform the design of a complex public health review.
Evidence synthesis in public health: challenges and opportunities
Monday, 18 October 2021
14:00 UTC [Check the time in your time zone soon]
This two-hour session is chaired by the Cochrane Methods Executive. Open to all, this session will be a mix of presentations and a panel discussion with a question opportunity. Topics include: Describing complex interventions for evidence synthesis, using different types of evidence to inform guideline development, and communicating synthesised complex public health evidence to decision makers and end users.
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