CAVEPM Workshop 2019

The goal of this interactive workshop was to provide participants with an overview of the epidemiological and statistical methods necessary for carrying out a systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy.  The workshop format included lectures followed by tutorials for a hands-on experience with the following software:

Session 1: Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Accuracy

Session 2: Bivariate Meta-analyses

Session 3: Latent class meta-Analysis

Session 4: Participant presentations


    • Kohli M, Schiller I, Dendukuri N, Dheda K, Denkinger CM, Schumacher SG, Steingart KR. Xpert(®) MTB/RIF assay for extrapulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Aug 27;8:CD012768


    • Sinclair A, Xie X, Teltscher M, Dendukuri N. Systematic review and meta-analysis of a urine-based pneumococcal antigen test for diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jul;51(7):2303-10.

Article Supplement

    • Xie X, Sinclair A, Dendukuri N. Evaluating the accuracy and economic value of a new test in the absence of a perfect reference test. Res Synth Methods. 2017 Sep;8(3):321-332.

Article Supplement


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