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Oct. 26, 2018 Workshop

Systematic reviews are comprehensive, structured reviews of the evidence on therapies or diagnostic tests. They can be published in medical journals or by the Cochrane Collaboration. Participants in this workshop will learn to use the Cochrane methodology and Revman software to generate a focused question around a clinical topic, perform a comprehensive literature search, critically appraise published studies, grade the evidence, and pool the quantitative results of studies using meta-analysis. Interactive, hands-on methods will be used to promote effective learning. Resources and tools to perform systematic reviews will be provided.

This workshop is supported by a Texas Children's Hospital educational grant and The Center for Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Medical Education.

Who Should Participate?

Faculty and trainees at any stage in their career who are interested in learning the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine.

Location and Time

Texas Children's Hospital
West Tower, 6th floor Conference Room
Suite B.06209
6621 Fannin St.
Houston, TX  77030

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Workshop Fees

  • $50 for faculty
  • FREE for Texas Children's Hospital Trainees

Lunch will be provided

Note: The registration fee covers the coffee, lunch and registration materials.

If you need to do a phone registration, please contact:
Deborah Rambo-Stewart (832) 826-1330 or George Beasley (832) 826-1370.

Workshop Essentials

Participants need to bring their laptops and download and install Review Manager software (version 5.3) onto their computers before they arrive.

Workshop Schedule 2018

Time

Tentative Program

Program Description

Speakers

9 – 9:30 a.m.


Introduction and brief overview of the course

Mohan Pammi,
M.D., Ph.D., MRCPCH, 

Roger Soll, M.D.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Module 1




a.

Getting started with the right question

Roger Soll, M.D.


b.

Formulation of the PICOT question and refining objectives

Roger Soll, M.D.


c.

Working on the protocol including the background and methodology

Roger Soll, M.D.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break for coffee



10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Module 2




a.

Formulating the optimal search strategy and identifying databases to search

Mohan Pammi,
M.D., Ph.D., MRCPCH,


Librarian Nha Huynh


b.

PRISMA flow diagram and using reference software (Endnote) to store searches

Mohan Pammi,
M.D., Ph.D., MRCPCH


c.

How to identify eligible studies, excluded studies, ongoing studies and studies awaiting classification

Mohan Pammi,
M.D., Ph.D., MRCPCH

11:45 – 12:45 a.m.

Module 3

Assessing Risk of Bias for included studies, GRADE methodology

Gautham Suresh, M.D., DM, MS, FAAP

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break



1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Module 4




a.

Revman software and data extraction using templates

Mohan Pammi,
M.D., Ph.D., MRCPCH


b.

Meta-analysis methods

Gautham Suresh, M.D., DM, MS, FAAP


c.

Putting results in the clinical context, writing conclusions of the review

Gautham Suresh, M.D., DM, MS, FAAP

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Break



2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Module 5




a.

Writing conclusions

Roger Soll, M.D.


b.

Implications for clinical practice and research

Roger Soll, M.D.

3:45 – 4 p.m.

Break



4 – 5 p.m.

a.

Review publication and updates

Roger Soll, M.D.


b.

Wrap up, time for questions and personal advice

Workshop faculty