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How to appraise, interpret and publish a network meta-analysis A 3-day course for clinicians, researchers and policy makers, with formal lectures and group work

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Aims of the course:    

  • Understand what is a NMA and its underlying assumptions
  • Become familiar with the different ways of presenting results in NMA
  • Critically appraise NMAs
  • Identify clinical questions to be addressed in the context of a NMA
  • Understand the key features of a NMA protocol
  • Learn some tips on how to write the manuscript and reply to peer reviewers comments


This course is intended for clinicians, researchers and decision modellers interested in the use of evidence-based medicine in clinical practice, who want to expand and deepen their knowledge on indirect and mixed treatment comparisons (the so called, Network Meta-Analysis - NMA), in the context of clinical effectiveness evaluation.

The course will focus on the tools needed to be able to understand, critically appraise and interpret a NMA. A selected group of expert clinicians, researchers and scientists with a strong track record in the field of NMA, will guide you during the 3-day course. This is an informal, hands-on course, based on a mixture of lectures and practical work. Course tutors are available throughout to answer questions and help with group work.

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Course Venue: Rhodes House Oxford

Course Dinner will be held at Oriel College Oxford on 15th July 2014. This includes a welcome drinks reception and three course meal with wine or soft drinks.

Accommodation is available for up to 20 guests at Keble College Oxford, just a short walk from the course facilities.*

*Please note that the Keble accommodation will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Alternative accommodation will be arranged in the event of these places being fully booked. 

Fee: Includes 3 course dinner and drinks reception at Oriel College Oxford and 2 nights accommodation (arriving Monday 14th July; departing Wednesday 16th July 2014).

Standard rate: £1000 per delegate

Oxford University student rate: £600

Commercial rate: please contact the course coordinator for details

Course coordinator:
Jane Hainsworth
University of Oxford
Department of Psychiatry
Warneford Hospital
Oxford OX3 7JX
Tel: +44 (0)1865 223793

List of speakers:

Doug Altman, Director, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford

Deborah Caldwell, Lecturer in Public Health Research, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK.

Anna Chaimani, Research Associate, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina, Greece

Andrea Cipriani, Senior Clinical Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK.

Toshi Furukawa, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Promotion and Human Behavior , School of Public Health, University of Kyoto, Japan.

John Geddes, Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK.

Stefan Leucht, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Technische Universität München, Germany.

Tianjing Li, Assistant Professor, Center for Clinical Trials, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA.

Huseyin Naci, Research Fellow, London School of Economics & Political Science, London UK

Georgia Salanti, Assistant Professor, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Greece.


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