TI Methods Speaker Series
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WHEN: Wednesday, October 30th, 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.
TITLE: Should ‘Clinical Study Reports’ Be Included in Systematic Reviews?
SPEAKERS: Vijaya Musini & Benji Heran
About the topic: Clinical study reports (CSRs) are large documents, sometimes thousands of pages long, which are generated for regulatory purposes and follow a standard format set out under international guidance. They are routinely created for industry trials but are less well known in the academic community. CSRs contain a wealth of information on methods and results that is often missing from publications in peer-reviewed journals. This talk will provide several examples of differences in data interpretation and conclusions when CSRs are included as compared to inclusion of data from only published journal articles.
About the speakers: Benji Heran is a long-time member of the Drug Assessment Working Group of the Therapeutics Initiative and Editor of the Cochrane Hypertension Group. Vijaya Musini is an Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia; Manager of the Drug Assessment Working Group of the Therapeutics Initiative, and Editor of the Cochrane Hypertension Group. Vijaya has conducted and supervised over 200 systematic reviews and meta-analyses on prescription drug therapy since year 1998 for Pharmaceutical Services Division, Ministry of Health, BC and the Common Drug Review Directorate based at Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (CADTH). She has worked with several Cochrane review groups (Hypertension; Pregnancy and Childbirth; Renal; Hepatobiliary; Peripheral Vascular Disease; Heart) and has published several protocols and systematic reviews in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. She is actively involved in teaching Cochrane systematic review methodology and critical appraisal skills on evidence based drug therapy to undergraduate, graduate, medical students and residents at the University of British Columbia, other Canadian Universities and also to international students.
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