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Use of Meta-Analysis to Support Policy Decision Making: Concepts and Applications

December 03, 2014 to December 05, 2014

Host Organization:
Canadian Society for Epidemiology & Biostatistics (CSEB)


Dr. Javier Sanchez, DVM PhD. Associate Professor, Centre for Veterinary Epidemiologic Research. Atlantic Veterinary College 


Online presentation with interactive discussion.

Dates and Times

December 3, 4, & 5, 2014 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST.


  • To provide to the participants with a basic understanding of the meta-analysis as a synthesis research method to support policy. The course will introduce the concepts of type of models for meta-analysis, meta-analysis for different outcomes, publication bias and heterogeneity analysis.
  • To provide hand-on  exercises and the use of Stata for meta-analysis so participants can apply those skills for their own problems

Prior Knowledge

The participants should be familiar with concepts provided en introductory courses of epidemiology and applied statistics (e.g. observational study designs, measure of association, confidence interval, p-values, regression analysis)

Recommended Readings

Please visit our website for the full list of readings.

Materials Required

Recommended: Participants should be familiar with the concepts of systematic reviews and with the use of Stata. This course will focus on the use of Stata with the commands and data management related to meta-analysis.


Computer, reliable internet connection, and headset or microphone and speakers or telephone.

Certificate of Completion: A certificate of completion will be issued by the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics upon request.

Registration Fees

Regular Member - $275 + HST

Student Member - $125+ HST

Regular, Non-Member - $575 + HST

Student Non-Member - $275 + HST

Discounts available for group registrations (10 or more). Please contact for more information.

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