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International Symposium: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
The symposium has been completed succesfully. The Organizing Committee would like to thank all speakers, participants, chairpersons, and all who contributed in realising this symposium.
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The symposium is designed to address current issues on meta-analysis by inviting the world foremost experts on systematic review and meta-analysis for technology assessment of health care. The meeting will also provide Japanese researchers with an opportunity for an exchange of ideas that will help accelerate current research, development and diffusion of meta-analysis and EBM.
Date and hour:
Invited Speakers (Titles are tentative)
February 25th(Fri), 2005 9:00-17:30 (8:30- Registration)
National Institute of Public Health, auditorium (Capacity 300 persons)
Study group of Health and Labour Sciences Research Grants, Research on Health Technology Assessment: "Study on the theory, application and promotion of meta-analysis".
Toshiro Tango(National Institute of Public Health), Hideki Origasa(Toyama Medical & Pharmaceutical University), Kiichiro Tsutani(Graduate School, University of Tokyo), Yoshinori Noguchi(Fujita Health University), Kazue Yamaoka(National Institute of Public Health), Joseph Lau (New England Medical Center, USA).
Japan Foundation for Emergency Medicine, Japan Council for Quality Health Care, The Biometric Society of Japan, The Behaviormetric Society of Japan, The Japanese Society of General Medicine, Japan Statistical Society, Japanese Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, The Japanese Society of Clinical harmacology and Therapeutics.
Professor Joseph Lau (Tufts-New England Medical Center, USA)
Uses and impact of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in clinical practice, clinical research and health policy
Professor John Ioannidis (University of Ioannina, Greece)
Meta-analysis in molecular medicine
Professor Doug Altman (Center for Statistics in Medicine, UK)
The issue of indirect comparisons in meta-analysis
Professor Ingram Olkin (Stanford University, USA)
Call for abstracts:
Graphical displays that might be helpful in interpreting medical data
Abstracts for poster presentations are invited on applications or methodologies of clinical trials, systematic reveiws, meta-analysis, and other EBM areas.
Participation registration (Fee free):
(Abstract submission is now closed.)
If you would like to participate International Symposium, advanced participation registration is required. Poster presenters also need advanced registration. Please fill out an application blank (Form2) and email the application as an attachment or mail it to a secretariat.
Contact office/ Registration:
A get-together party will be held after the symposium (Fee 2000yen). Advanced participation registration is also required (Form2). Basically, we will not accept the registration on the day.
Registration start: September 1st(Wed), 2004
Due date: February 10th(Thu), 2005
For further information, please contact:
Yoko Nezu, International Symposium 2005 Secretariat
Department of Technology Assessment and Biostatistics, National Institute of Public Health
2-3-6 Minami, Wako-shi, Saitama-ken, 351-0197, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)48-458-6223 Fax:+81-(0)48-469-3875
Up-to-date information on the symposium will be released in this website.
(Last updated: February 8, 2005)