TI Methods Speaker Series
WHEN: Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 from 12:00 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: Impact of including individual patient data in Network Meta-Analysis: an application in determining the comparative efficacy and safety of first-line treatments for HIV patients
SPEAKERS: Nick Bansback & Steve Kanters
About the topic: Adding individual patient data (IPD) to conventional and network meta-analysis (NMA) has been argued to improve the accuracy and precision of estimates. This talk will describe an NMA for first-line antiretroviral therapy regimens for treating HIV. The analysis additionally included IPD data from three of the critical trials in the network. The influence of the IPD data will be described, along with a subsequent simulation study that explored which characteristics: network size, density, proportion of IPD, and nature of effect-modification – would impact results.
About the speakers: Nick Bansback is an Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia; Scientist at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, and Director of the Master of Health Administration program. Steve Kanters is a PhD student in the School of Population and Public Health who is studying network meta-analysis.
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.