The Workshop on Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, organized by iGHP and Department of Global Health Policy (GHP) of the University of Tokyo, was held from 27 to 28th of September 2018. The workshop had over 40 participants from academia and research institutes, NGOs and the private sector.
This hands-on workshop, which was held at the beautiful Ito International Research Center of the University of Tokyo campus, introduced methods on systematic review and meta-analysis from how to conduct your search strategies all the way to an introduction on various statistical models.
With a special guest lecturer, Professor Shahjahan Khan of the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, the participants received an easy to understand lectures on the statistical concepts used behind systematic review and meta-analysis.
In addition, Dr Mizanur Rahman of Tokyo University provided step-by-step instructions on how to conduct analysis through his interactive sessions. The participants conducted their own analysis on Stata using a practice dataset. With the clear instructions by Dr. Rahman, even first-time users of Stata were able to perform meta-analysis and meta-regression to create a graph such as the one pictured below.
The workshop was highly received by all the participants. Some even left comments of how they couldn’t believe such high-quality workshop could possibly be offered for free.