The Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials Network (AusCP-CTN) is conducting a 9-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 Lecturers:

  • Professor Roslyn Boyd – Scientific Director QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ
  • 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

The Systematic Review Workshop is highly interactive and will be conducted online via Zoom on Fridays 8.30am - 12.30pm for 9 weeks from 1 May to 26 June. 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

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Workshop Registration

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

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GRADE Analysis Only (22 & 29 May 2020)

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Fri 1 May 2020 8:30amFri 26 Jun 2020 12:30pm

Week 1 – 1 May

Introduction; Framing your question; PubMed, Cochrane

Week 2 – 8 May

Confirming Review question/aims, Endnote, Measuring Quality for Reporting (ROBis II)

Week 3  – 15 May

PEDro, Web of Science; Database search (PROSPERO, PRISMA, CINAHL, EMBASE);

Week 4 – 22 May

GRADE analysis - 1

Week 5 – 29 May

GRADE analysis - 2

Week 6 – 5 June

Clinimetric Sys Reviews

Biostatics Part 1 (Measures of Reproducibility); COSMIN II

Week 7 – 12 June

Biostatistics Part 2 (RCTs, Statistical Inference, Continuous Outcomes and Binary Outcomes)

Week 8 – 19 June

Meta analysis 

Week 9 – 26 Jun

Clinical Practice Guidelines, Getting Published