Meta-Analysis In Systematic Reviews For Food And Feed Related Topics (2 day training workshop).
1-2 June 2017, University of York.

Course outline:

The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to meta-analysis for systematic reviews of food and feed related topics. Participants will use software to conduct pairwise meta-analysis and meta-regression.

The course will use a combination of seminars, group work and practical sessions to introduce the following topics:

      • The role of meta-analysis in systematic reviews
      • The practicalities of data extraction for meta-analysis
      • How to explore heterogeneity in meta-analysis
      • Summarizing effects sizes with meta-analysis
      • Interpreting the results of meta-analyses
      • Software for meta-analysis – REVMAN and R
      • R packages for meta-analysis.

PLEASE NOTE: participants should not book travel until the final confirmation email is received six weeks before the course (17th April 2017).

Complementary course

This course is preceded by a three day training course:

Introduction to Systematic Reviews for Food and Feed Related Topics (29-31 May 2017)
Complementary course

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Course content

          • Introduction to meta-analysis
          • Outcomes used in meta-analysis across feed and food safety topics
          • Source of heterogeneity in meta-analysis – contextual
          • Source of heterogeneity in meta-analysis – methodological
          • Practical data extraction for meta-analysis
          • Synthesis of effect sizes
          • Exploring heterogeneity in meta-analysis
          • Presentation of meta-analysis

Who should attend?

    • Participants do not need to have any familiarity with systematic reviews.
    • Participants need to bring their own laptops to the courses; information about what software packages to load will be provided ahead of time.

Course Details

Date: 1-2 June 2017. The workshop is held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Day 1 and from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Day 2.
This workshop is preceded by a 2.5 day workshop in systematic reviews for food and feed related topics.
A discount is available for participants of both workshops.

Earlybird price: £420 + £84 VAT (total £504). Click here for prices to book both courses. Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

* A charge of £20 (UK) will be payable for cancellations up to two months (3rd April 2017) prior to course. Cancellations requested one month ahead of the start date (before or on 28th April 2017) 50% of the fee will be refunded. If you cancel within one month (after 28th April 2017) of the start date, the course fee will not be refunded.

In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances, any of the workshops have to be cancelled by the University of York, our liability is limited to a refund of paid workshop fees only. We recommend that delegates have adequate insurance cover to claim any travel or personal expenses.

The course will be delivered by researchers with extensive experience in knowledge and experience in undertaking systematic reviews and meta-analysis on a wide range of topics related to food production, animal welfare, environmental health and nutrition.

Dr. Jan Sargeant

Dr. Jan Sargeant is the Director for the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses at the University of Guelph, and a Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College. Dr. Sargeant is a veterinarian and an epidemiologist. Her research interests are in knowledge synthesis and in the prevention and control of zoonotic and foodborne illness at the human-animal-environmental interface. She has over 150 peer reviewed publications and extensive experience in graduate student mentoring. With Dr. O’Connor, she is co-chair of the committee that developed the REFLECT statement and the STROBE-VET statement, and co-author of a special issue of Zoonoses and Public Health on Special Issue: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis in Animal Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sargeant teaches questionnaire design and systematic review / meta-analysis at the graduate level.

Dr. Annette O’Connor

Dr. O’Connor is a veterinary epidemiologist who works in the area of research synthesis related to food production, public health, food safety and uses of animals. Dr. O’Connor teaches meta-analysis, systematic reviews, guideline development and basic epidemiology. Dr. O’Connor has over 100 peer reviewed publications in primary research, epidemiology methods, systematic reviews projects and GRADE guideline development projects. Dr. O’Connor is a co-chair of the committee that developed the REFLECT statement and the STROBE-VET statement. She is co-author of a special issue of Zoonoses and Public Health on Special Issue: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis in Animal Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. She is also the section editor for two journals for systematic reviews and guideline development. Dr. O’Connor has over 100 peer reviewed publications.

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