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Andrea Cipriani leads this 3-day interactive course with lectures, group work, hands-on tutorials and supervised statistical sessions for clinicians, researchers and policy makers.

The 5th NMA course - 'How to understand, appraise and write a network meta-analysis' - takes place on 2-4 July 2018 at the University of Oxford.

Full programme:

DAY 1 - Monday 2nd July

9.00       Registration (coffee, tea and biscuits)

9.30       Welcome and introduction to Day 1 – Andrea Cipriani

10.00      Introduction to meta-analysis, indirect comparisons and mixed-treatment comparisons (theory, practice) – Orestis Efthimiou

11.15     Break (coffee, tea and biscuits)

11:30     Assumptions underlying indirect comparisons (theory, discussion) – Georgia Salanti

13.00     Lunch

14.00     How to frame the research question in NMA (theory) – Stefan Leucht

15.30     Break (coffee, tea and biscuits)

15.45     How to frame the research question in NMA (practice) - Andrea Cipriani

17.30     Housekeeping stuff for STATA and R tutorial (handout) – Orestis Efthimiou & Georgia Salanti

17.45     End


DAY 2 – Tuesday 3rd July

9.00       Introduction to Day 2 (and catching up) – Andrea Cipriani  

9.30       Understanding statistical analyses in NMA – Orestis Efthimiou

10:30     Protocol for NMA – Toshi Furukawa

11.15     Break (coffee, tea and biscuits)

11.30     Parallel session I: How to present the results of NMA – Andrea Cipriani

               Parallel session II: Performing NMA with STATA - Orestis Efthimiou & Toshi Furukawa

                Parallel session III: Performing NMA with R - Georgia Salanti

13.00     Lunch

14.00     Evaluating the confidence in NMA: the CINeMA framework – Georgia Salanti

15.30     Break (coffee, tea and biscuits)

15.45     Practical with the free web application CINeMA – Georgia Salanti

17.30     End

18.45     Gala Dinner (Oriel College - Oxford)


DAY 3 - Wednesday 4th July

8.30       Introduction to Day 3 (and catching up) – Andrea Cipriani

9.00       How to write the NMA manuscript and reply to peer reviewers’ comments– Andrea Cipriani

10.30     Break (coffee, tea and biscuits)

11.00     Presentation/discussion of new NMA projects designed by course delegates – All   

12.30     Who wants to be a network meta-analyst? Final Quiz - Georgia Salanti

13.15     Lunch

14.00      Regulatory implications of NMA – Huseyin Naci

15.00     Final address and “take home” messages – Andrea Cipriani

15.30      “Special lecture” - Matthias Egger

16.30     Adjourn


For more information, please contact: or +44 (0)1865 618330

Download the booking form here.


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