The Madagascar Systematic Review Course- Antananarivo, Madagascar


SKU: Madagascar Category:

Thursday 10th October – Saturday 12th October 2019

This course qualifies for CPD Points.
Please note that although this course is taught by researchers within the medical field, the same methodology applies to, and is used by systematic reviewers in all fields of research.

This course is aimed at participants who wish to become proficient in developing and undertaking a Cochrane-style systematic review of interventions. As this is an introductory course, no previous knowledge of systematic reviewing is required.

This is a hands-on course with a high focus on practical and computer-based learning delivered through demonstrations, guided practical exercises and facilitated tutorials using Review Manager (RevMan) and Endnote software. Experienced facilitators are on hand to give you practical advice on undertaking publishable systematic reviews.

No prior knowledge is required, though to maximise your learning, we ask you to have considered the topic (PICO) of your own review prior to the course.

What will you learn?

  • Identify and Clarify your Review Questions
  • Understand and Develop Search Strategies
  • Manage the Results of Systematic Searches
  • Extract Data and Assess the Risk of Bias of Included Studies
  • Understand and carry out the Syntheses of Data Extracted, Apply the Methodology
  • Conduct Reviews Independently.


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Speaker 1

Dr Lawrence Mbuagbaw (MD, MPH, PhD), Research Methods Scientist, Principal Investigator, an active member of Guidelines International Network Africa and Cochrane African Network.

Doctor Lawrence Mbuagbaw is a public health physician with a doctorate in health research methodology and over ten years of strong work experience as a researcher in health technologies, HIV, mother and child health and health systems. He works as an assistant professor at McMaster University and research methods consultant at the Biostatistics Unit of St Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton. He is the principal investigator of numerous research projects covering a wide variety of research designs including randomized trials, mixed methods studies and qualitative studies. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to being a well-published researcher, he has done consultancy work for the WHO, PAHO, LMC Diabetes and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He sits on the steering committees of the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) Africa and Cochrane African Network, leading and supporting capacity building and knowledge translation in evidence-based healthcare on the African continent.

Speaker 2

Jun Xia, Co-Director, GRADE Ningbo Centre, The University of Nottingham, Systematic Review Unit Lead, Nottingham Health China, The University of Nottingham.  Consultant Systematic Review Editor – Cochrane Skin Group, Expert Systematic Reviewer – Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London, London, UK.

Ms Xia has a background in healthcare research methods and evidence synthesis.  She joined the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group in 2005, specializes in research methodology and systematic review.  To date, she has published over 30 Cochrane systematic reviews in relation to the effectiveness of care for people with schizophrenia, stroke, depression, cancer treatment and pain management. Jun established Systematic Review Solutions Ltd (SRS) in 2009, providing training on systematic review and evidence-based practice to clinicians and healthcare professionals globally.  She has delivered over 60 systematic review workshops globally and over 3000 healthcare professionals have benefited from the training.  Jun will be one of the key speakers at the upcoming Nottingham Systematic Review Course, June 2018, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.


Venue: San Cristobal Hotel, Conference Room.

Location: Lot MAI 33 Maihahoaka Ivato Talatamaty, Antananarivo 105, Madagascar

Date: Thursday 10th October- Saturday 12th October 2019

Time: 09:00 – 17:00


Registration fees: Course fees include all learning materials, lunch and refreshments for the duration of the course

Low Income Countries Early Bird (book by 18th August 2019): 265 Euro

High Income Countries Early Bird (book by 18th August 2019): 350 Euro


Low-Income Countries Full Delegates: 285 Euro

High-Income Countries Full Delegates: 375 Euro


Low-Income Countries Students: 225 Euro

High Income Countries Students: 285 Euro


To see the list of eligible countries, please refer to this list here

Please note that the course fees do not include travel expenses, please contact Truly Mada at [email protected] for special travel arrangements for this event.