PenTAG researchers went to Quebec City

PenTAG researchers take the Cochrane Colloquium by storm‌

21 October, 2013

In late September, five PenTAG researchers went to Quebec City and gave five presentations and were involved in delivering two methods workshops, many on methodological developments in evidence synthesis.  The Cochrane Colloquium is the main international meeting for health researchers and reviewers of the Cochrane CollaborationJo Thompson Coon presented on the PenCLAHRC Research Prioritisation Process, in a special oral session on Responsive Evidence Development, for the Cochrane Agenda and Priority Setting Methods Group.  Jo also presented a poster on ‘Evidence synthesis of implementation studies in health research: A systematic scoping review of methodological approaches’.  Harriet Hunt and Rebecca Hardwick gave an oral presentation which analysed ‘theory building in realist synthesis: perspectives from the literature’; this session was very well attended despite being on the afternoon of the colloquium’s last day.  Harriet also, with PenTAG co-authors Zhivko Zhelev and Prof Chris Hyde, presented their work related to reviewing diagnostic test accuracy studies: ‘Using QUADAS-2 in systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies: survey of users’ experience’ and ‘The reporting of research design of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) studies in abstracts of Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews’.   Also on a methodological theme, Mark Pearson co-delivered two methods workshops with colleagues from Canada, Australia and the UK, on: ‘Realist review: an introductory workshop’, and on; ‘Introducing theory into systematic reviews: a discussion workshop’.

Please contact any of the researchers above for more information about their research or presentations.