TI Methods Speaker Series
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The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome, but space is limited, registered participants will be given priority. The event is usually held at noon on the last Wednesday of each month in Rudy North Lecture Theatre (CBH 101) in the Centre for Brain Health, UBC Point Grey Campus.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 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: An introduction to commonly encountered scenarios when synthesizing systematic reviews in overviews
SPEAKER: Carole Lunny, PhD
About the topic: Navigating the expanding body of research literature is an increasing problem for health practitioners, researchers, and decision-makers. The number of published systematic reviews (SRs) being produced yearly is expanding. ‘Overviews of systematic reviews’ have evolved in response to the growing number of SRs, and have grown in number. While the methods for conducting SRs are well developed, the methods for overviews are still being developed and authors often encounter unique methodological challenges. While many methods have been proposed to address some of these unique challenges, there is often a range of different methods that could be applied, but without guidance on which approach might be optimal. We developed a systematic review to catalogue the full range of overview methods, called the MOoR Framework. The objectives of this presentation are to introduce ‘overviews of systematic reviews’, describe scenarios which present unique challenges to overview authors, summarize methods used to handle or resolve challenges, and provide examples of methods used to handle the scenarios in real world overviews of reviews.
About the speaker: Dr. Carole Lunny is a postdoctoral fellow at the Cochrane Hypertension Review Group and the Therapeutics Initiative at the University of British Columbia. Dr Lunny is a methodologist and specializes in in methods for research synthesis, identification of bias and systemic errors in research. She completed her PhD with Cochrane Australia at Monash University. She worked in the field of systematic reviewing and meta-analysis for 12 years. She is a member of the Cochrane Statistical Methods Group, the Cochrane Rapid Review Group, and the Open Science Taskforce at UBC. She is a representative of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Education Committee and the Faculty of Medicine Post-Doctoral Professional Development Team. She is the organizer of the TI Methods Speaker Series. She is on twitter at @carole_lunny
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 in 2020 as part of the TI Methods Speaker Series.