RUHR School 2018

The 2nd RUHR School of Modern Epidemiology took place from July 11th to July 13th in Essen and focused on the topic of “Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”. In exciting lectures and exercises Prof. Charles Poole, MPH, from the Department of Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina (USA) gave deeper insights into:


  • Forms of summarizing individual studies
  • Characteristics of systematic reviews, meta-analyses, pooled reanalysis and prospectively planned meta-analyses
  • Requirements for compiling a review/meta-analysis (a priori designed study protocol)
  • Statistics tools

A total of 60 national and international students and scientists attended the 2nd RUHR School of Modern Epidemiology.