$200 – $250

GUIDE: Diagnostic Studies Workshop - Methods and Critical Appraisal

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St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, West 5th Campus

100 West 5th Street

Lower Auditorium and Seminar Rooms

Hamilton, ON L9C 0E3

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The Diagnostic Studies: Methods and Critical Appraisal workshop is an intensive half-day course designed for clinicians, researchers, health professionals and students who want to increase their understanding and critical appraisal of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) studies.

Instructors


  • Dr. Alfonso Iorio, MD, PhD, FRCPC

    Dr. Alfonso Iorio, MD, PhD, FRCPC

    McMaster University Professor, Dept. of Medicine and Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
  • Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw, MD, MPH, PhD, FRSPH

    Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw, MD, MPH, PhD, FRSPH

    McMaster University, Dept. of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
  • Dr. Gordon Guyatt, MD, MSc, FRCP, OC

    Dr. Gordon Guyatt, MD, MSc, FRCP, OC

    McMaster University Professor, Dept. of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Objectives
In this intensive half day workshop, participants will learn to identify and appraise DTA studies. Much time will be dedicated to the conduct and interpretation of meta-analysis of DTA studies. This will include computer exercises in which an actual meta-analysis will be conducted. Finally, participants will learn how to grade the strength of a body of diagnostic test evidence using the GRADE method.

Upon completion participants will be able to:

  1. Interpret diagnostic studies results

  2. Understand potential risk of bias and concerns regarding applicability - risk of bias assessment using QUAADAS

  3. Understand the concepts underlying approaches to meta-analysis of DTA studies

  4. Summarize results and grade the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations

Workshop Style
The workshop will be delivered through a mixture of interactive presentations, discussions and hands-on computer exercises, and will take participants through different types of diagnostic study designs, measures of diagnostic accuracy and the process of critical appraisal. Participants are asked to do some preparatory work before the workshop and to bring a laptop with STATA installed.

*A 6 month STATA license is provided with registartion. Instructions for downloading software and course materials will be provided prior to the start of the course.

Target Audience
The workshop is directed to systematic reviewers, healthcare workers, clinicians, researchers (statisticians and epidemiologists), guideline developers, policy makers, or anyone with an interest in how a meta-analysis of test accuracy might be used in decision-making.

Level of difficulty:

Intermediate

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St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, West 5th Campus

100 West 5th Street

Lower Auditorium and Seminar Rooms

Hamilton, ON L9C 0E3

Canada

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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