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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

"Accuracy, Completeness, and Transparency in health research reporting" Fw: EQUATOR Scientific Symposium 11-12 October 2012

This came to the Critical Appraisal Skills mailing list on Jiscmail which is a low volume discussion list the purpose of which I'm sure you can easily guess :)


ACT now: Accuracy, Completeness, and Transparency in health research reporting
11 - 12 October 2012; Freiburg, Germany
We would like to invite you to the scientific symposium and 4th EQUATOR Annual Lecture organised by the EQUATOR Network and the German Cochrane Centre.
The symposium will be of great interest to health research scientists and clinicians, journal editors and peer reviewers, reporting guideline developers, publishers, research funders and other professionals involved in research education, research governance and the publication of medical research.
The focus of the meeting is:
Highlight critical issues in health research reporting and its wider consequences
Present key findings from relevant scientific research; topics include:
Reporting quality of research studies in all areas of medicine
Common problems in research reporting (e.g. publication bias, selective reporting, inconsistencies between protocol and publication, misinterpretation of research findings)
Impact and consequences of poor reporting on systematic reviews and clinical guidelines, clinical practice and patients' care
Development of robust reporting guidelines
Increasing awareness and knowledge of principles of rigorous research reporting and available guidelines
Implementation of reporting guidelines in journals, and by research and funding organisations
Development and delivery of educational and training programmes on research reporting
Discuss potential solutions for improvement of health research literature and share experiences
To make sure you do not miss the event please email to register your interest.
When the call for abstracts and registration opens we will contact you directly.
More information is available on the EQUATOR Network website

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