2024 Systematic Review Workshop (Online)

The Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials Network (AusCP-CTN) is conducting a 8-week interactive workshop which aims to enable the attendees to gain a comprehensive knowledge and practical experience in conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of efficacy of treatment, a clinimetric review of measures, and/or a review of diagnostic criteria for a clinical area. Meta-analysis and GRADE methods will be included in the training for a transparent approach to rating the certainty of evidence and developing healthcare recommendations.

Workshop Presenters: ​​

  • Professor Roslyn Boyd – Scientific Director QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ
  • Dr Sue Brennan – Cochrane Australia, Monash University 
  • Professor Robert Ware – Biostatistician, Clinical epidemiologist, Griffith University
  • Dr Leanne Sakzewski - Senior Lecturer, NHMRC ECR, QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ
  • Mr David Honeyman - Librarian, CHRC, Mater Research, UQ
  • Dr Andrea Burgess – Research Fellow and Occupational Therapist, QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ

Workshop dates

The Systematic Review Workshop is highly interactive and will be conducted online via Zoom on Fridays 8.30am - 12.30pm for 8 weeks from Friday, 2 February 2024 - Friday 22 March 2024 with breaks in between for you to work on your search and drafting your review paper). See below for discussion topics for each week. 

Please note: For workshop effectiveness, please ensure you have access to your local library for a range of literature databases for your research/review topic. 

2024 Schedule:
2 Feb - Week 1:
Introduction; Framing your question; PubMed, Cochrane
9 Feb - Week 2:
Confirming Review question/aims, Endnote, Measuring Quality for Reporting
16 Feb - Week 3:
PEDro, Web of Science, Database search (PROSPERO, PRISMA, CINAHL, EMBASE)
23 Feb - Week 4:
Biostatistics pt. 1 (measures of reproducibility, COSMIN II)
1 Mar - Week 5:
Biostatistics pt. 2 (RCTs, statistical inference, continuous outcomes & binary outcomes)
8 Mar - Week 6:
Meta analysis  
15 Mar - Week 7:
 GRADE Analysis (one-day workshop)
22 Mar - Week 8:
Clinical Practice Guidelines; Getting published



Payment & Registration - 

  • Registration for the full workshop (8 weeks) - please first submit your registration below with your research topic. You can make payment at the end of your registration submission.

Full Work Registration

  • Registration for GRADE Analysis sessions only (15 March 2024), please submit your payment here:


Workshop Registration

Cost inc GST


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Students; UQ & Qld Health Staff; Member of AusCP-CTN

– please select ‘Student’ or ‘Staff’ in Create Booking


GRADE Analysis Only (15 March 2024 - one day workshop)

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 Please email  auscpnetwork@uq.edu.au to confirm your payment registration.  

2024 Systematic Review Workshop (Online)

Fri 2 Feb 2024 8:30amFri 22 Mar 2024 12:30pm