Workshop: Core Outcome Sets in trials and systematic reviews. Wednesday 22nd April, 11:00am-12:30pm

Workshop title:  

Core Outcome Sets in trials and systematic reviews

Outline of workshop:

This workshop will introduce participants to the rationale and use of core outcome sets in trials and systematic reviews. The Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials (COMET) Initiative will be described, as well as examples of other COS development groups (e.g. CROWN). Common methods used in developing COS will be presented and discussed. The workshop will be interactive, involving power-point presentations, participant activities and group discussions. 

The workshop is aimed at individuals interested in developing a COS for a health condition, or those interested in using COS in their trials or systematic reviews.

Date and time:

Wednesday 22nd April, 11:00-12:30pm

Workshop facilitator:

Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith is a Professor in Midwifery at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. She is an independent researcher with 11 years’ experience in conducting and managing randomised trials. Valerie worked previously as a researcher with the COMET initiative (2012-2014) and has been/is involved in a number of COS development projects. Valerie is also a Cochrane Systematic Review trainer and a Research Associate with the HRB-TMRN. With colleagues, Valerie designed and conducted the first Study Within A Trial (SWAT) which evaluated the effect of a site visit on trial recruitment rates. She is currently leading a project on the development of an education and training intervention for recruiters to trials.