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ESMARConf2023: Workshop 3 - Reporting guidelines to ensure transparency of evidence syntheses: when and how to use them
Organiser: Matthew Page

The potential benefits of evidence syntheses are often not realised because of weaknesses in their reporting. Reporting guidelines, which typically comprise a checklist or explanatory text to guide authors in reporting, are designed to ensure the accuracy, completeness and transparency of research reports. One of the most widely used reporting guideline for evidence syntheses is the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) Statement, originally published in 2009 and recently updated (to PRISMA 2020). The purpose of this workshop is to introduce attendees to reporting guidelines for evidence syntheses and outline how to use them. The workshop will begin with a brief presentation about the key features of various reporting guidelines for evidence syntheses. We will then ask participants to form small groups (three to five people) and evaluate how well a systematic review on a health-related topic adheres to the PRISMA 2020 checklist. A group discussion will follow to allow participants to share their thoughts on the completeness of reporting of the systematic review, and to assess the level of agreement in assessments. The workshop will conclude with a facilitated, structured discussion to gather feedback on potential tech solutions to improve implementation of reporting guidelines for evidence syntheses.

Learning objectives:
- Introduction to reporting guidelines for evidence syntheses, with particular focus on the PRISMA 2020 statement
- Trial opportunity to apply the PRISMA 2020 checklist to a published systematic review
- Future tech developments planned to better implement the PRISMA 2020 statement into practice

Target audience:
Authors, peer reviewers and editors of systematic reviews. No prior experience with PRISMA 2020 is required.


Mar 28, 2023 08:00 AM in London

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