Workshop. Using GRADE to assess and interpret evidence from intervention reviews. Wednesday 22nd April, 11:00am-12:30pm

Workshop title:  

Using GRADE to assess and interpret evidence from intervention reviews

Outline of workshop:

When making conclusions in a systematic review there are two parts to consider - what is the effect and how certain are we that it is truly the effect. The GRADE approach provides a systematic way to determine that certainty and communicate the results. Participants attending this workshop will learn how to GRADE evidence for risk of bias, inconsistency, indirectness, imprecision and other factors, and work in pairs to apply GRADE to examples. There will be opportunities to practice the basics and consider more advanced issues.

Date and time:

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

Workshop facilitator:

Dr Nancy Santesso

Dr Nancy Santesso is Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University, Canada, and a Registered Dietitian. She has been a strong supporter of the Cochrane Collaboration since 2002, and is currently the Deputy Director of Cochrane Canada and editor of the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group. She has provided training in Cochrane systematic reviews for over more than a decade.

Nancy is also a member of the GRADE Working Group – a group dedicated to the rigorous development of clinical practice guidelines and the use of evidence from systematic reviews in guidelines. She has trained guideline developers and facilitated guideline panel meetings using the GRADE approach for the World Health Organization (WHO) and other professional organizations nationally and internationally. Her research interests include the engagement of patients and the public in evidence synthesis and use, and the communication of evidence to patients and the public as plain language summaries of systematic reviews and as patient versions of guidelines.