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DSECT/DSEN Monthly Seminar Series - Oct 25, 2018

“An Introduction to Concepts and Applications for Network Meta-Analysis”


Presented by

Brian Hutton, MSc PhD

Scientist and Director, OHRI Knowledge Synthesis Group


Thursday, October 25, 2018 3-4pm EDT

Online via GoToWebinar





This session will provide observers with an introduction to network meta-analysis, focused upon developing audience familiarity with situations where network meta-analysis is needed to address research questions of interest to decision makers as well as the important concepts and terminology associated with this extension of traditional meta-analysis. Discussion will be driven by examples which will include content from past DSEN research.

Learning Objectives:

1. To become familiar with the core concepts of network meta-analysis (NMA).

2. To understand situations where NMA is needed (based on discussion of DSEN case studies) 

3. To understand future areas for expansion of NMA Methods. 


Hutton B, Salanti G, Caldwell DM, Chaimani A, Schmid CH, Cameron C, Ioannidis JP, Straus S, Thorlund K, Jansen JP, Mulrow C, Catalá-López F, Gøtzsche PC, Dickersin K, Boutron I, Altman DG, Moher D. The PRISMA extension statement for reporting of systematic reviews incorporating network meta-analyses of health care interventions: checklist and explanations. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jun 2;162(11):777-84.

Catalá-López F, Tobías A, Cameron C, Moher D, Hutton B. Network meta-analysis for comparing treatment effects of multiple interventions: an introduction. Rheumatol Int. 2014 Nov;34(11):1489-96.

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