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Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials

February 7-10, 2023

Ghent University

Sponsored by the UGent Doctoral Schools,
in partnership with UA & KULeuven

Winter School

This winter school brings together experts in clinical trials methodology. International researchers and trial professionals will share their knowledge in a number of advanced lectures. Participants are introduced to current methods targeting the needs of those who currently perform a clinical trial or may consider to participate in the future. Several workshop sessions will allow clinicians and statisticians to collaborate and gain hands on experience in clinical trial design and analysis.

You can consult our flyer here (    ). To register for the Winter School, follow the instruction on the UGent event page.

Outreach Event

As the final talk in our winter school on Friday February 10, 2023, Julian Higgins (University of Bristol, UK) will give a presentation on risk of bias assessment and how to deal with it in meta-analysis. Julian is the author of several Cochrane handbooks and reviews. He is one of the world leading methodological experts in the assessment of trials during systematic review and meta-analyses.

Attendance is free and open to all. Please register on the UGent event page.

When you register for the winter school, you are automatically registered for the outreach event and the reception.


Schedule for the outreach event
15.00 - 16.30: OUTREACH EVENT: Risk of bias and accounting for bias in meta-analysis (Julian Higgins, University of Bristol)

16.30 - 17.30: Closing reception

Those who are interested can also join earlier for an introduction to the topic:

13.30 - 14.30: Introduction to (network) meta-analysis (Saskia le Cessie, LUMC Leiden & Ian White, MRC CTU at UCL, London)

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break

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