CAVEPM post-conference workshop

May 25-26 2019

Systematic reviews & meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy

The goal of this interactive workshop is to provide participants with an overview of the epidemiological and statistical methods necessary for carrying out a systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy. The workshop format will include lectures followed by tutorials for a hands-on experience.

Software required

Please come to the workshop with the following software installed on your laptop:

Session 2: bivariate meta-analyses

Session 3: Latent class meta-Analysis



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