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A succession of 'Aha' moments! Very good course!
Julia Schröders, Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå, Sweden

Michael Borenstein is an extremely clear teacher. He explains meta-analyses procedures in a systematic and 'simple' way, meaning that he describes the concepts without complicated words. I got a good overview of how to use CMA in my future work. Thank you for the support to develop more self-efficacy with respect to performing meta-analyses and interpreting the results.
Silvia Titze, University of Graz, Austria

This course is an eye-opening experience regarding how to use meta-analysis, especially in the field of health sciences. Tons of information that would equip you with the tools to carry out a meta-analysis with ease and confidence. A 'must-take' course. I recommend to all my colleagues. Thank you so much, Michael.
Dr. Muneera Al-Ghanim, Kuwait University, HSC

A very clear, usable way to approach meta-analysis. As a non-statistician, I found this course very understandable and applicable to my work in systematic reviews. Dr. Borenstein has a gift of being able to clearly explain difficult concepts. This is a fantastic course!
Dru Riddle, PhD, CRNA, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas USA, School of Nurse Anesthesia

The CMA workshop presented by Dr. Michael Borenstein is one of the best we had. Dr. Borenstein delivered the workshop on site to our study team of eight members in Rockville, Maryland. Since most of the participants did not have previous experience with meta-analysis, the one-day workshop covered both conceptual issues related to meta-analysis as well as hands-on demonstration of the CMA software. It was extremely thorough and informative. We were most appreciative of the follow-ups he provided. Dr. Borenstein was always very accessible and helpful whenever we had questions about CMA in the subsequent months as we coded the studies and analyzed the data.
Xiaodong Zhang, Senior Study Director, Westat, Rockville, MD

Thank you very much for the wonderful workshop at Kent State University. I really enjoyed it. I particularly like the way you organize the course, starting with the concept, then applications and examples, and finally common mistakes.
Jingzhen (Ginger) Yang, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Public Health, Kent State University

The meta-analysis seminar was extremely clear, informative, and helpful. We were especially pleased that it was at an appropriate level for the faculty and researchers who were from various areas of specialization in health and medical sciences at our University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Thank you.
Syed S. Haque, Ph. D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Health Informatics, Director of Graduate Programs in Biomedical Informatics

The workshop on meta-analysis you presented at CDC was incredibly helpful. It provided us with basic and also up-to-date knowledge and skills to critique and perform meta-analyses.
Nicole Crepaz at CDC

Very useful course, with a lot of interaction. I recommend it, really effective.
Dr. Massimo Salvetti, University of Brescia, Italy

A detailed course with a wealth of resources provided. I have learnt a lot but now need to put it into practice.
Dr. E. Derbyshire, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

Practical and very informative course. Michael had a clarity of mind like no-one else.
Dr. C. Charalambous, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon

No matter if you’re a clinician, researcher or statistician; the course offers you a broad theoretical as well as practical intro to the discipline of meta-analysis. Everyone seemed to learn something – this shows great competence of Michael Borenstein.
Christina Mohr Jensen, Research Unit for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Good comprehensive explanation of difficult concepts. Pre-reading of the Meta-Analysis book, classroom discussion and demonstrations make this course very powerful! Thank you.
Dr. Tahir Saleem, Bayer Healthcare

Great course! I feel like I am now confident enough to go away and do my own meta-analysis based on the theory and practical knowledge acquired.
Carissa Murrell, Scientist, Deltex Medical

Michael is an excellent presenter. Although being a complete novice to the subject, I left the course with a thorough understanding of the topic and a real desire to apply it to my own area of work, which is research in the agri-food sector in Northern Ireland.
Alan Gordon, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute

The course was very helpful in understanding the concepts of Meta-Analysis and the procedures, as well as in assessing the results of meta-analysis.
Nafiha Usman, Skretting Aqualculture Research Centre, Norway

It was a very well organized course. The most important aspect was the competency & willingness of the facilitator to engage & answer to questions not only during the sessions but also during the breaks. I benefitted a lot from the lectures on theory and understand different key concepts in meta-analysis.
Ali Moazzam, WHO

I would definitely recommend taking this course. It has direct application for anyone who is interested in performing meta-analysis. I was very surprised that we even looked at meta-regression, which expands the ability to analyze data.
Dr. Maxine Strickland DmD, MPH, Rutgers School of Medicine.

It was a very informative seminar. I feel much more confident in doing meta-analysis now. Thank you.
Karine Dubois-Comtois, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres

This session was a great experience for understanding the theories behind the program. Technical, but accessible even for non-stats people.
Phil Gregory, PharmD, Creighton University

The discussion of theory and practice throughout the course allows you to start to use this technique the next day.
Marco A. Magalhaes, WHO

A worthwhile course for those interested in better understanding the concepts and applications of meta-analysis methods.
Roger Gibb, Procter & Gamble

This course is critical to those new to meta-analysis. Following the course you will be able to speak confidently about conceptual and statistical issues. I recommend it to all my graduate students who are planning meta-analyses.
Jennifer Theule, C. Psych., University of Manitoba

As a key component to my work, quantitative synthesis of literature data is a challenging task. Nevertheless, CMA allows me to do my work much easier in an efficient manner.
Yu-Sheng Lin, US EPA

The class reinforced and expanded my current knowledge of meta-analysis. I have several immediate applications when I go back to my office on how to better clarify the interpretation of results with respect to heterogeneity and subgroup analysis. Thanks for making meta-analysis fun!
Sharon Tracy. American Dental Association

The workshop was exceptionally thorough and provided ample materials for anyone looking to conduct a meta-analysis. The software is very user-friendly and has a unique educational focus. I would certainly recommend this workshop to others.
Melissa Bright, PhD, Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida

I am pursuing clinical research and this course has greatly enhanced my computational ability. It has also heightened my ability to produce a more convincing and contextual project.
Stephen Nuyit Mbah, MD, Healthcare

Great program and a great workshop. Combined content about meta-analysis with hands-on application and examples. Dr. Borenstein makes complex and nuanced analysis easily understandable.
Kari Adamsons, University of Connecticut

I used to work with meta-analysis and I have never found any other materials more brilliant than this 2 day course. The lecturer Dr. Borenstein is very enthusiastic in helping out with students, clarifying their concepts personally and he welcomed all sorts of questions in a manner that the students will not feel embarrassed. This course is good for both beginners as well as professionals who have already mastered some skills in meta-analysis.
Evelyn Wong, Castle Park Hospital Hong Kong

Having written meta-analysis in the past, but being a clinician/academic; the course has been excellent for me. It was pitched at a level I could follow, helped me understand approaches I use and common pitfalls. I would recommend it for any clinical academic who is interested in conducting meta-analysis.
David Ekers, Durham University

Great course material; great lectures by Michael, well prepared and clear; great interactive opportunities with Michael; very informal and friendly atmosphere that makes you listen and dare to ask questions; perfect mix of lectures and practice.
Karin Jensen, Harvard Medical School

Michael clearly explained some of the basic concepts of meta-analysis (e.g. Random vs. fixed effects models; interpreting heterogeneity scores; subgroup analysis) in a way that made these sometimes-confusing issues clear. He also exposed some of the myths and mistakes that are common in many published Meta-Analysis.
Christina Pallitto, WHO

Excellent way of approaching meta-analysis, rendering it very simple using a very nice and user-friendly software. Everything is in it!
Sylvain Larroque, Senior Biostatistician, Shire

I truly appreciated the course. It was very clear, but also very thorough. It was also very clear when it comes to fallacies to take into consideration, when you are publishing a meta-analysis. I can really recommend this course to everybody who are working with or plan to work with Meta-Analysis.
Monica Melby-Lervag, Professor University of Oslo

Unraveled some of the mysteries of meta-analysis with practical "hands-on" examples, that could be easily understood by those of us who are not statisticians.
Caryl Nowson, Deakin University, Australia

This course was fantastic. A good balance of theory and practice really helped to bring my current understanding of meta-analysis to a higher level. It helped to smooth out some rough edges that will guide my future research.
Liz Speelman, Georgia College & State University

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