MA-NMA Workshop 2016 Information

Welcome to the webpage for our Workshop on “Meta-Analysis & Network Meta-Analysis: Concepts, Methods, and Applications”.

Our three-day workshop on meta-analysis techniques will start by covering basic conventional (pairwise) meta-analysis, and special cases of it, before spending the majority of the workshop covering the ins and outs of network meta-analysis. In an intuitive manner, on top of the basic concepts, we will teach the statistical models that underlie these diverse techniques, providing attendees a richer, deeper understanding of what goes on “under the hood”, how it affects the results we obtain, and ultimately our conclusions. Attendees will break out into small-group hands-on tutorial sessions and be guided through conducting meta-analysis and network meta-analysis in the freely available R software language.

Where: Michael G. DeGroote Center for Learning and Discovery, McMaster University, 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8

When: May 25 – 27, 2016

Target Audience: Clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, and policy makers interested in meta-analysis and network meta-analysis.

Assumed Knowledge and MaterialsA basic understanding of common statistical concepts (e.g., confidence intervals and hypothesis tests) and, though not essential, some prior knowledge of meta-analytic concepts. Participants should bring a laptop to engage in the hands-on components to our workshop.

We hope you care to join us and encourage you to contact us with any questions! Below are registration details.

How to attend?

To attend our workshop, you must complete both registration and payment steps.

Step 1: Registration
To register for our workshop, you must fill out our registration form and email it to us.

Registration form: ONLINE
Deadline for registration is: May 2, 2016

You will receive a confirmation that your spot has been held once we have processed your registration, and you will then be added to a mailing list for the workshop.

Step 2: Payment
To secure your spot for our workshop, you must pay the appropriate fee:

Student with payment via McMaster Internal Transfer: $400;
Student via cheque: $452 (= $400 + 13% HST);
Regular with payment via McMaster Internal Transfer: $600;
Regular via cheque: $678 (= $600 + 13% HST);

Cheques should be payable to “McMaster University” with a memo reading “MA/NMA Workshop, May 25-27, 2016” and addressed to

MDCL 3200
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L8

Student fees are intended only for students who are paying fulltime tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year. All others should pay the regular fee. Notes:

  • All fees must be paid by cheque (bank drafts/certified cheques are acceptable) or internal transfer (see next points).
  • Registrants who will be reimbursed from an existing McMaster research account should contact us regarding an internal transfer (payment by journal entry).
  • Fees include hot lunches, and two coffee breaks for every day of the workshop.

Deadline for us to receive your payment: May 13, 2016.

If we have not received payment by this date, your seat may be passed to someone else.

Once payment has been received, confirmation of payment will be provided by email and your registration will be guaranteed. Official receipts will be provided to participants during the conference. If you have any questions, please email our workshop coordinators ( or Dr. Joseph Beyene (

We are looking forward to meeting you in May!

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