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Statistical Challenges for Meta-Analysis of Medical and Health-Policy Data May 09, 2002 - May 11, 2002
Registration Deadline: May 11, 2002 about 21 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: February 09, 2002 over 21 years ago
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Organizers Organized by: Joseph C. Cappelleri (Associate Director, Global Research & Development, Pfizer Inc.), Joseph Lau (New England Medical Center), Ingram Olkin (Stanford University) (chair), Diana Pettiti (Kaiser Permanente), Drummond Rennie (Deputy Editor of JAMA, and Adj. Professor of Medicine, the Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco), and Donna Stroup (Centers for Disease Control)

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This symposium is designed to address current issues in meta-analysis. There will be reports on four topics: meta-analysis for policy decisions, publication bias, heterogeneity models, and equating of medical outcome measures. In addition, there will be other topics related to the methodology of meta-analysis or systematic reviews. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Abstracts for oral presentations or poster sessions are invited on the above or related topics. The closing date for abstracts is March 15, 2002. Abstracts of one to two pages in length may be submitted electronically to meta@msri.org or by hard copy to Meta-Analysis Symposium, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, 1000 Centennial Drive, #5070, Berkeley, CA 94720-5070. REGISTRATION INFORMATION The registration fee is $250 before March 15, 2002, and $400 thereafter. This fee may be adjusted or waived in special cases. To pay the fee, please send a check made out to "MSRI" to Meta-Analysis Symposium, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, 1000 Centennial Drive, #5070, Berkeley, CA 94720-5070. Visa and Mastercard accepted at the door. For more information about MSRI, please see Mission and Governance STRUCTURE OF THE MEETING (note, revised 4/5/02) Wednesday, May 8 For those arriving in time for dinner there will be an informal get-together, meeting at the Durant Hotel at 6:30pm (no-host dinner). This is by registration only: By April 20 please send email to loa@msri.org indicated you wish to attend. Thursday, May 9 8:00 - 8:45 am Registration 8:45 am - 5:00 pm Sessions Friday, May 10 8:45 am - 5:00 pm Sessions 6:00 pm Banquet dinner Saturday, May 11 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sessions 1:30 - 5:00 pm Special session on "Reporting of medical data in the media." This will be a panel discussion with journalists and epidemiologists and statisticians.      Group photo of participants
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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May 09, 2002
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Loa Nowina-Sapinski
09:00 AM - 09:10 AM
  Welcome & Introduction
Loa Nowina-Sapinski
09:20 AM - 09:50 AM
  Applying the law of iterated logarithm to cumulative meta-analysis of continuous outcomes
Joseph Cappelleri
09:50 AM - 10:20 AM
  The need for multiple-bias modeling in meta-analysis and pooled analysis
Sander Greenland
10:20 AM - 10:45 AM
  Morning Tea
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  Equating of measures: Report from the workshop
Paul Holland
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Publication bias: New data on the origins of the problem
Kay Dickersin
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  Instability in the Fail-Safe Number and an alternative approach
I. Allen
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  The value of prospectively planned integrated analyses across a drug development programme
Phil Poole
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
  Publication bias: Report from the workshop
Sally Morton
02:45 PM - 03:15 PM
  Comparisons between randomized and non-randomized evidence
John Ioannidis
03:15 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Disparate evidence and policy: Could medicine learn from social science?
Betsy Becker
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  Meta-analysis of diagnostic test data
Stephen Walter
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  Is selective reporting a potential source of bias in systematic reviews?
An-Wen Chan
May 10, 2002
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Charles Anello
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy assessment studies with varying number of cutpoints
Vanja Dukic
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Morning Tea
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  Meta-analysis for policy decisions: Report from the workshop
Diana Pettiti
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  Inference from multiple studies: Exploring heterogeneity
Charles Anello
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  Evolution of effects over time: Recursive cumulative meta-analysis applications in randomized research and molecular medicine
John Ioannidis
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
  Heterogeneity models: Report from the workshop
Joseph Lau
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
  How big are the biases associated with non-randomised designs used in evaluations of healthcare interventions? An empirical investigation
Douglas Altman
02:45 PM - 03:15 PM
  Evaluating therapeutic equivalence using meta-analysis: Implications for economic analyses
Michael Ortiz
03:15 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  An investigation and development of methods for creating empirically correct confidence intervals for meta-analytic parameters when the number of studies meta-analyzed is small
Kyle Fahrbach
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  Are comparability of case-mix and the use of statistical adjustment markers of quality in non-randomised studies? An empirical investigation
Jonathan Deeks
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  Symposium Dinner
May 11, 2002
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
  A meta-analysis of Japanese and Western clinical trial data in order to help demonstrate similarity in efficacy between the two regions
Scott Haughie
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Evaluation of study quality, heterogeneity, and publication bias: A survey of systematic reviews on HIV/AIDS
Madhukar Pai
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Morning Tea
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Methodological challenges in performing systematic reviews of economic analyses: a case study of colorectal cancer screening
Michael Pignone
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Is meta-analysis appropriate in face of heterogeneity?
Gary Strauss
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Adjusting for publication bias in the presence of heterogeneity
Norma Terrin
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Medical Studies and the Media -- Discussion
John Pope
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Afternoon Tea