Department of Medical Statistics

Symposium "Recent Advances in Meta-Analysis: Methods and Software"

In August 2023 a symposium on current methods and software tools for meta-analyses was held in Göttingen. It was initiated by Tim Friede, Christian Röver (Department of Medical Statistics, University Medical Center Göttingen) and Markus Pauly (Department of Statistics, TU Dortmund University) and took place as part of a German Research Foundation project.

The programme included presentations of many renowned researchers in the field of meta-analysis and a practical introduction to the current software.

See here the presentations of the speakers: "Recent Advances in Meta-Analysis: Methods and Software"

IGeL Podcast: Special episode "Evidence instead of eminence"

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the "Netzwerk evidenzbasierte Medizin" (ebM), Prof. Tim Mathes, elected assessor of the ebM board, can be heard in this special podcast.
Together with Prof. Günter Ollenschläger, founding member of ebM, he talks about how evidence-based medicine has fundamentally changed the health system and what demands will continue to be placed on the health system.

To the podcast Evidence instead of eminence.

UTI-IPD project group receives the "David Sackett Prize 2023"

UMG project participants: Tim Friede, Eva Hummers, Judith Heinz, Christian Röver

The team of the project group "UTI-IPD - Reducing antibiotic use in uncomplicated urinary tract infections in adult women: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis" is this year's winner of the David Sackett Prize. UMG staff from the Department of Medical Statistics and the Department of General Practice and Family Medicine were involved in the project. The project was led by Prof. Dr. Ildikó Gágyor from the University Hospital of Würzburg.

The prize is awarded for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of evidence-based medicine and health care in research, teaching or in the dissemination of the concerns of EBM. The award ceremony took place during the EbM Network Annual Meeting from 22-24 March 2023 in Potsdam.

Find all information about the award ceremony (in German) and the work that was awarded here.

Mini-Symposium "Estimands in clinical trials: Current practice and future directions"

The Department of Medical Statistics hosted the mini-symposium "Estimands in clinical trials: Current practice and future directions" on 31.03.2023 in Göttingen.

See here the programme.

We can make some of the presentations available to you here as PDFs:

Project ESCAPE: Work Package 5 - Statistical Analysis and Health Economics

The Department of Medical Statistics is leading work package 5 together with the Institute of Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology at the University Hospital of Cologne.
See here the current status of the work package.

Participation in the EARLY-PROTECT-ALPORT study

The EARLY-PROTECT-ALPORT study proves that children with Alport syndrome can be treated safely and effectively at an early age.

In an interview, Professor Tim Friede explains the importance of choosing the right statistical methods. Read the interview.

In a video contribution, the project is presented by the project leader, Professor Oliver Gross from the University Medical Center Göttingen. See the video.

Participation in the international pancreatic cancer study METAPANC

The Department of Medical Statistics is participating in the international pancreatic cancer study METAPANC of the UMG, which is funded by the German Research Foundation. The aim of this multi-centre study is to investigate whether a multimodal therapy, which includes chemotherapy and tumour and metastasis resection, can improve the survival and quality of life of pancreatic cancer patients.

Article in the Göttinger Tageblatt.

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