Spring 2017 Systematic Review Workshop

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 to Friday, May 5, 2017

Location:  Institute for Work & Health, Toronto, Ontario

Registration deadline: April 19, 2017

About the workshop

This workshops is designed to teach participants how to plan, conduct and communicate the results of a systematic review. Upon completion of a workshop, participants should have the knowledge and skills necessary to: plan and carry out a basic systematic review, understand the appropriate methods for more complex analysis, interpret the results of a meta-analysis, and accurately communicate the results and interpretation of a review.

Who should attend?

This workshop is intended for clinical trainees, clinicians, decision-makers, academics and researchers (epidemiologists, statisticians) with a general interest in the methodology of systematic reviews and for those planning to conduct a systematic review in the future.


The three-day workshop combines a series of short lectures and exercises, led by Institute staff and invited lecturers from Canada and Europe. Extensive handout materials are provided.

Topics include

  • Evidence-based medicine, systematic reviews and Cochrane
  • Literature searches
  • Methodological quality of randomized controlled trials
  • Introduction to meta-analysis
  • Systematic reviews of observational studies
  • Software for conducting meta-analysis and systematic reviews
  • Critical appraisal of systematic reviews
  • Dissemination, implementation and guidelines


Registration fees are as follows:

Professional            $1,500
Student/trainee*    $   500

The fees cover all handouts, learning materials and a copy of RevMan software. Fees also cover the cost of lunches and coffee breaks. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation and transportation.

* Proof of enrolment in a graduate or post-graduate program or post-doctoral fellowship is required.

How to register

Because space is limited, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, visit: www.iwh.on.ca/systematic-review-workshops/register