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Workshop on Systematic Review and Meta-analysis for Medical/Health Interventions

Jun 21, 2022
09.00 AM - 04.00 PM
Google Meet

We cordially invite UM Community to attend two-day workshop on:

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis for Medical/Health Interventions

Date: 21 - 22 June 2022 (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Online workshop via Google Meet 

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/F2sAUiNfUQHpt7Dc7  


Systematic review is defined as the application of strategies that limit bias in the assembly, critical appraisal, and synthesis of all relevant studies on a specific topic. It may include a meta-analysis, which is a quantitative summary of the results. Considering their necessity in establishment of therapeutic decisions for clinical guidelines, systematic review and meta-analysis should be performed intensively. These studies are actually simple, inexpensive and of course doable in work from home setting, yet they are highly appreciated for clinical recommendation as well as publication in highly reputable international journals.


Workshop outlines

  • What is the Systematic Reviews?
  • Why Systematic Reviews?
  • Systematic Reviews vs. Literature Reviews
  • Types of Systematic Reviews
  • History of Systematic Reviews
  • Evidence pyramid and Evidence-Based Decision
  • Characteristics of Systematic Reviews
  • Registration of Systematic Review in PROSPERO
  • Steps of Systematic Reviews (10 steps and 4 groups activities)
  • Critical appraisal and quality assessment (Risk of bias assessment)
  • How to use RevMan to draft the systematic review protocol
  • What is Meta-analysis?
  • When meta-analysis is useful? and limitations
  • Meta-analysis softwares
  • Effect size estimation
  • Random effect model vs. Fixed effect model
  • Forest plots
  • Heterogeneity
  • Selection bias and funnel plot
  • Sensitivity Analysis