Cochrane Australia Learning Week

5-9 June 2017, Melbourne

New perspectives on systematic reviews and evidence production

Cochrane Australia Learning Week offers opportunities to explore new developments in systematic review methods, dissemination and production.

Meta-analysis for randomised trials: beyond the basics

Learn to  identify, understand and address many of the common complexities that arise in meta-analysis.

New frontiers in searching and identifying the evidence

Discover the latest tools, products and innovations in machine learning and text mining to support searching and citation screening.

RoB 2.0: Cochrane's revised risk of bias tool

This practical course offers the opportunity to learn about and use Cochrane’s recently updated tool for assessing risk of bias in randomised trials.

Using GRADE to communicate evidence for policy & practice

GRADE offers a transparent method for making the complex decisions required to draw conclusions about the quality of evidence.

KT, dissemination & stakeholder engagement

Learn practical skills and strategies to integrate Knowledge Translation (KT) and involve stakeholders in your research.

Using ROBINS-I to assess risk of bias

This course introduces the new ROBINS-I tool for assessing risk of bias in non-randomised studies of interventions.

Synthesising evidence without meta-analysis

Learn to synthesise and present evidence in reviews with broad scope, diverse data and other scenarios that preclude meta-analysis.

Overviews of reviews & appraising SRs using ROBIS

Learn about conducting overviews of reviews and how to apply the new ROBIS tool to assess risk of bias in systematic reviews.


Learning Week registration fees are based on the number of courses you attend – the more courses you attend the greater the discount:

> One course $350
> Two courses $550
> Three courses $720
> Four or five courses $850

Fees are inclusive of GST and include course materials, morning and afternoon tea, and lunch. For more details and online registration visit our Registration page. Please note that registration closes this Monday 29 May.


Our presenters are experienced systematic review authors and have a range of methodological expertise.


Learning Week Courses will be held at the Melbourne Parkview Hotel, 552 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.  

Melbourne Parkview Hotel

Melbourne Parkview Hotel


Book accommodation at the Melbourne Parkview Hotel and receive a discounted conference rate of $189 per night or $209 for a room and full buffet breakfast.  For more information about rooms and rates visit the Parkview website or call the hotel on  (03) 9529 8888.

Melbourne Parkview Hotel

Getting there

There are many public transport options for travel to the Parkview, with tram stop 25 at the front doorVisit Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner website to find the best option. If you’d like to drive, parking is available at the Parkview for $15 a day or there’s metered parking on St Kilda Road.

Melbourne Parkview Hotel

What's on

If you’re keen to take in the sights or enjoy some culinary or cultural adventures during Learning Week, Time Out Melbourne and That’s Melbourne are just the places to find ideas and information about what’s on in and around the city.

Questions? Drop us a line below or contact us on +61 3 9903 0366.

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About Cochrane Australia

Cochrane is a global, independent, not-for-profit organisation. We work together to make the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful and accessible for individuals, organisations and governments around the world. Cochrane produces trusted health information in the form of systematic reviews (published in the Cochrane Library) that are free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest.

Cochrane Australia supports contributors to Cochrane around the country, primarily by providing education and learning opportunities. We also undertake research, consultancy, advocate for evidence-informed health policies and practices, and foster local engagement with the global Cochrane network.