What is a network meta-analysis?
Network meta-analysis is a statistical method
that enables the comparison of three or
more interventions simultaneously and goes
beyond simple pair-wise comparisons. It tells
us which treatment option is the best.
Who is this for? Clinicians, Researchers and
Policy-makers working in the field of HIV
in sub-Saharan Africa, interested in learning
more about how to find, read and interpret
network meta-analysis systematic reviews
Format: 2-3 hours per week self-study in your own time,
with weekly live Q&A sessions.
Aims and Objectives:
The overall aim is for participants to find, appraise, interpret and
consider the use of network meta-analysis (NMA) systematic
reviews of effects.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Outline the rationale for research synthesis and be able to phrase questions.
2. Identity the principles of randomised controlled trials and risk of bias.
3. Find, read, and appraise NMA systematic reviews.
4. Interpret findings of reviews of effects, including statistical interpretation of NMA.
5. Be able to interpret a GRADE profile and Summary of Findings table for NMA.
6. Outline key components of a systematic review of effects that need to be considered
in applying to health policy and practice.
Duration: 8 weeks
Dates: 1 February 2022 to 25 March 2022
If interested, please contact: Liesel Floor: email@example.com
Cost: Bursaries available for 25 participants
Application deadline: 24 January 2022
Funding acknowledgement: This course is supported by the Fogarty International Center and
Office of AIDS Research of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number D43 TW010946.
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