Date(s) - 15/04/2020
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London
16th Floor, Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond

Following guidance that has been issued by the College regarding the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, this course has been POSTPONED. As soon as a new date is confirmed it will be published here

  • Speaker: Salma Ayis
  • Booking: Register online or for those without a King’s login complete this booking form
  • Contact: email or call 020 7188 7188 ext 53373

Course description

An introduction for anyone who is interested in finding out about how evidence from several studies on the same topic can be usefully combined.  Concepts are explained through presentation of a real example and no mathematical formulae are presented.

  • Learning objectives

    By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

    • Appreciate the benefit from carefully planning a systematic literature review
    • Understand how the results from individual studies are represented graphically
    • Identify and interpret the overall pooled effect and the 95% confidence interval
    • Explain why there may be heterogeneity in the results of the individual studies
    • Be more familiar with types of bias in primary studies and meta-analyses.

    About the trainer

    Dr Salma Ayis is a Reader in Medical Statistics at King’s College London.