Our group frequently gives workshops on the conduct of systematic reviews or particular aspects of the review process. We can also tailor workshops to meet particular needs. Contact us if you are interested in having a workshop developed on critical appraisal or any other aspect of systematic reviews.

Upcoming workshops

Our next workshop will be  Oct 31 (Tuesday – full day) and Nov 1 (Wednesday – ½ day) 2017. This is designed to occur before the McKean Swine Diseases Conference which is the 2-3rd November 2017 . More details will be posted but feel free to contact us at oconnor@iastate.edu.

Completed workshops:(oldest to most recent)

Introduction to Using Reporting Guidelines (Chicago Dec 4th)

Introduction to systematic Reviews (22nd Oct 2016) : Hosted by Iowa State University

Software Packages to Support the Systematic Review Process (6 October 2016). Hosted by York Health Economics Consortium (UK)

Software Tools to Support the Systematic Review Process (7 October 2016). Hosted by York Health Economics Consortium (UK)

 

O’Connor and others -Implementation of Systematic review into the European Food Safety Authority Workflow. Parma, Italy, March 2011. This 2.5 day workshop is taught with 5 colleagues from Canada, UK, and Denmark to train EFSA experts in the use of systematic reviews in the development of food safety policy.

O’Connor and others – Implementation of Systematic review into the European Food Safety Authority Workflow. Parma, Italy, Sept 2011. This 2.5 day workshop is taught with 5 colleagues from Canada, UK, and Denmark to train EFSA experts in the use of systematic reviews in the development of food safety policy.

O’Connor – Decision making in food safety: Using GRADE to make recommendations about salmonella control pre-harvest. This National Pork Boarded funded panel meeting was hosted by Dr. O’Connor at ISU.
O’Connor – Developing Guidelines for Pain mitigation in piglets Two day expert workshop with 21 participants, Sponsor: National Pork Board, Role: Convenor and Chair.

O’Connor, Sargeant and Lovei- Using Meta-analysis and Understanding Heterogeneity in Systematic Reviews. Parma, Italy, Sept 30- Oct 1, 2013. This two day workshop was taught with 3 colleagues from Canada, UK, and Denmark to train EFSA experts in the use of meta analysis in systematic reviews in the development of food safety policy.

O’Connor, Sargeant and Lovei- Critical Appraisal of Systematic reviews. Parma, Italy, Oct 7-8, 2013. This two day workshop was taught with 3 colleagues from Canada, UK, and Denmark to train EFSA experts to understand the indicators or comprehensive report and quality standards for systematic reviews.

O’Connor and Sargeant – Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis. Chicago, USA, Dec 7, 2013. This half- day workshop was taught by both Drs O’Connor and Sargeant. Role: Co-Convenor and Co-Chair.

O’Connor, Sargeant and Lovei-Using Meta-analysis and Understanding Heterogeneity in Systematic Reviews. Parma, Italy June 20-21, 2014. This two day workshop was taught with 3 colleagues from Canada, UK, and Denmark to train EFSA experts in the use of meta-analysis in systematic reviews in the development of food safety policy.

O’Connor, Sargeant and Lovei- Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews. Parma, Italy, Nov 12-13, 2014. This two day workshop was taught with 3 colleagues from Canada, UK, and Denmark.

O’Connor and Sargeant –Introduction to Epidemiology for Risk Assessors. Washington DC, Italy June 18-19, 2015. This two day workshop was taught with the JIFSAN. 16 participants from around the world participated. Topics covered included measures of disease, measures of comparing disease in groups and observational study design.

O’Connor, Sargeant and Lovei-Using Meta-Analysis and Understanding Heterogeneity in Systematic Reviews. Parma, Italy June 22-23, 2015. This two day workshop was taught with 3 colleagues from Canada, UK, and Denmark to train EFSA experts in the use of meta-analysis in systematic reviews in the development of food safety policy.