The Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials Network (AusCP-CTN) is conducting an 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. Fully day 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 Lecturers:

  • Professor Roslyn Boyd – Scientific Director QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ
  • Emeritus Professor Jenny Keating – Director of Allied Health, Monash University
  • Dr Sue Brennan – Cochrane Australia, Monash University
  • Mark Chatfield – Biostatistician, QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ
  • Dr Leanne Sakzewski - Senior Lecturer, NHMRC ECR, QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ
  • Mr Lars Eriksson – Librarian, UQ Herston Medical Library
  • Ms Andrea Burgess – Occupational Therapist, QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ


Workshop dates & location

The Systematic Review Workshop is highly interactive and will be conducted on Thursdays for 8 weeks from 18 July to 5th September, at the Training Room, PACE Library (20 Cornwall Street, Wooloongabba, Qld 4102). 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. 


Payment & Registration - Workshop FULL

To lock in your place there is a three-step process:

  1. Register your attendance - workshop for 2019 is full.
  2. Pay for your attendance to secure your place.
  3. Once you have made payment, please forward your payment confirmation email to to confirm your registration.


For more information or enquiries, please contact




Thu 18 Jul 2019 1:00pmThu 5 Sep 2019 5:00pm
  1. 18th July 1-5pm – Introduction; Framing your question; PubMed, Cochrane
  2. 25th July 1-5pm – Confirming Review question/aims, Endnote, Measuring Quality for Reporting
  3. 1st August 9am-5pm – GRADE analysis (Presented by Dr Sue Brennan, program available
  4. 8th August 1-5pm – Database search (PROSPERO, PRISMA, CINAHL, EMBASE); Biostatistics Part 1 (RCTs, Statistical Inference & Continuous Outcomes)
  5. 15th August 1-5pm – PEDro, Web of Science; Biostatistics Part 2 (Continuous Outcomes & Binary Outcomes)
  6. 22nd August 8am-5pm – Meta-analysis (Presented by Emeritus Professor Jenny Keating)
  7. 29th August 1pm-5pm – Biostatics Part 3 (Measures of Reproducibility); COSMIN
  8. 5th September 1-5pm – Clinical Practice Guidelines, Getting Published