33rd Joint LSHTM-RSS Perspectives on Statistics in Medicine Annual Lecture (formerly Bradford Hill Memorial Lecture)

Date: Wednesday 26 June 2024, 5.30PM - 6.30PM
Location: London/Hybrid
John Snow Lecture Theatre
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT
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Title:            Improving Health Faster: A More Strategic Approach to Randomised Trials and Meta-Analyses
Abstract:     Randomised Clinical Trials and Meta-Analysis are seen as the apex of evidence generation to inform clinical practice. In some diseases, progress in improving outcomes has been very slow. I will discuss the need to take a more strategic approach to the design of randomised trials and how this can dramatically improve the pace of progress. I will also discuss why we need to, and how we can,  improve the current approach to planning and performing meta-analyses. Examples of how these ideas have already been implemented will be used to illustrate how they might be applied going forwards.
Webinar:      https://lshtm.zoom.us/s/98398749667
Refreshments will be available following the lecture.
Professor Mahesh (Max) Parmar
Director MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL 
Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology