TI Methods Speaker Series
WHEN: Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM
WHERE: Rudy North Lecture Theatre (CBH 101) in the Centre for Brain Health, UBC Point Grey Campus. Remote attendance by videoconference is possible but you will need to register.
TITLE: Likelihood Ratio Meta-analysis
SPEAKER: Dr. Colin Dormuth
About the topic: A 95% confidence interval in an updated meta-analysis may not have the expected 95% coverage. If a meta-analysis is simply updated with additional data, the resulting 95% confidence interval will be wrong because it will not have accounted for the fact that the earlier meta-analysis failed or succeeded to exclude the null. This situation can be avoided by using a likelihood ratio as the measure of evidence. The workshop will demonstrate how a likelihood meta-analysis can be used to pool data from separate studies to quantitatively assess where the total evidence points. The likelihood ratio approach can be used to conduct both fixed effect and random effects meta-analyses, it can be applied to old and new meta-analyses alike, and results can be presented in a format that is familiar to a meta-analytic audience.
About the speaker: Dr. Colin Dormuth has extensive experience using administrative health care databases research. He has been on faculty at the University of British Columbia since 2007, and a member of the Therapeutics Initiative since 1995. His research focuses on drug safety and effectiveness, as well as the design and evaluation of reimbursement policies for prescription drugs. He has training in epidemiology, biostatistics, economic theory, applied econometrics and health services research. Dr. Dormuth holds Sc.D. and S.M. Degrees in epidemiology from Harvard University, an M.A. in economics from the University of Victoria, and a B.A. in economics from the University of Manitoba.
About the TI Methods Speaker Series: The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome, but space is limited, registered participants will be given priority. Remote attendance is possible by videoconference, you will receive the link after you register. Click here to view a list of all talks offered as part of the TI Methods Speaker Series.