The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the Centre for MEGA Epidemiology at Melbourne School of Population Health are hosting a short course "Introduction to Meta-analysis in Stata" in Melbourne on 2nd/3rd August 2010. The course will feature Professor Jonathan Sterne from the Bristol University - see www.epi.bris.ac.uk/staff/jsterne.htm
The course will provide an introduction to systematic reviews and the quantitative synthesis (meta-analysis) of results from several studies that address a set of related research hypotheses. Participants will learn to implement the methods presented through a series of practical computing exercises in Stata.
The target audience is epidemiologists, biostatisticians and other health researchers with strong quantitative skills and substantial experience in biostatistical analysis including familiarity with multivariable regression methods. During computing practical session participants will be provided with computing code, solutions and assistance from tutors. It will be assumed that participants are familiar with using Stata.
Further details with a course outline and registration form can be found at:
Note there is an early-bird discount for participants registering before Monday June 14th.