CPH: "Meta-Analysis for Health Research" (April 2018)

April 24, 2018 to April 26, 2018
College of Public Health


Meta-Analysis - Course Description

Meta-analysis is defined as the systematic summarization of studies with similar outcomes or endpoints. At present, high-quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses remain the gold standard in providing evidence on the efficacy or effectiveness of interventions in clinical medicine and public health. This course is intended for researchers who are interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to independently carry out a meta-analysis. While not necessarily the focus of this short course, critical steps in systematic review – the pre-requisite to a successful meta-analysis – will also be covered in the course, albeit not extensively. It will include didactics on the steps in the conduct of a meta-analysis including critical steps in a systematic review. These didactics will be reinforced with hands-on laboratory sessions (or workshops) on literature search, risk of bias assessment, extraction and conversion of numerical data, meta-analysis of binary and continuous outcomes, and assessment of publication bias. Laboratory sessions will be carried out in groups, and findings or results from these “directed” meta-analyses will be presented in plenary.

Information on short course offerings

Lectures, workshop, and plenary sessions will be facilitated by resource persons from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEBs) of the College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila.​ The Certificate of Training for completion of the course will be awarded to the participants who have attended at least 80% of the sessions, including lecture, workshop, plenary sessions, and presentation of capsule proposal, wherever applicable. Participants who fail to comply with the attendance requirement will only be given a Certificate of Attendance.
The Course Materials will be made accessible online through a shared Google Drive folder. Access to this folder is restricted to those who have completed registration and payment only. Google accounts are required for better access to the materials. Printed copies of session handouts will not be provided. In this regard, participants should bring their laptop/Mac computers for the duration of the short courses.
After registration, next step is to settle payment as soon as possible to secure your slot. For inquiries and to send your payment details, contact us at the details provided, which will also be sent to your email along with your registration information. Thank you. Hope to see you soon!
Registration Fee for 3-day courses: ₱7,500
• Early bird rate/Discounted price: ₱7,000 (please see respective course offering for deadline)
• Fee includes training materials (shared online), certificates, and AM and PM refreshments
• Cash, Deposit/Funds Transfer, or Cheque payments are accepted
• For Bank Deposits/Funds Transfer payments, use the following details: UP-CPH Foundation, Inc., Account №: 3061 0738 67, BPI Taft Avenue Branch
• Send copy of transaction receipt/screenshot to debs.cph@up.edu.ph or shortcourse.debs@gmail.com