What is evidence-based medicine, and how do we sort and evaluate available evidence to support decision-makers?

In this half-day course, experts from Brown's School of Public Health will discuss:

  • The role and value of systematic reviews, the basic steps involved in conducting a systematic review, and how they can be applied to public health and health policy;
  • The major principles and techniques of statistical analysis of meta-analytic data with a focus on summary data from reports and individual data from studies; and
  • Meta-analysis in the context of evidence-based science, with discussion around the basic principles of network meta-analysis and the validity of its assumptions, including the key role that potential effect modifiers play.

Brown University research librarians will also discuss the resources and support available to clinical and academic faculty who would like to conduct a systematic review.

Participants will gain an increased awareness and knowledge of how systematic reviews can:

  • Enable better choice of or recommendation of treatments; and
  • Lead to more accurate diagnosis.

Details: The course will be held on March 15, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Brown University School of Public Health. See the full agenda and register now.