The AUGUST Group is delighted to announce the second series of the AUGUST seminars. In alignment with the scope of AUGUST, the topics of the seminars are within the field of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of preclinical studies. We aim to stimulate discussion, foster and promote collaboration and support in the field.
Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses are crucial in evidence-based medicine and critical for the advancement of science. The methodologies are well-known in the clinical setting. However, the use in preclinical animal science is infrequent. Indeed, a vivid debate on whether the infrequent number of Systematic Reviews and meta-analyses may be part of the reason why translation to the clinical setting is failing is ongoing in the scientific community.
The AUGUST Group believe that Systematic Reviews and meta-analyses on preclinical literature have several advantages, as:
We hope to see you at our seminars.
The format will be hybrid (March 28th and APRIL 25th 2022: VIRTUAL ONLY).
AUGUST is a consortium striving to facilitate the understanding of systematic reviews and meta-analysis in preclinical science, thereby improving the standards and insights in the field.
Systematic Reviews and meta-analysis are the cores of evidence-based medicine. They are a thorough analysis of earlier conducted and published experiments, synthesizing distinct knowledge into an accessible form. Although systematic reviews are well known from the clinical setting, the use of a systematic review and meta-analysis based on preclinical literature, facilitating translation to the clinical settings is infrequent. However, there is currently strong international focus on this issue, and debates on whether the infrequent number of Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses could be part of the reason why translation to the clinical setting is often failing. The group behind the current seminar and workshop strongly believe that systematic reviews and meta-analyses on animal literature have several advantages: they can provide information to improve scientific quality; they can lead to improved implementation of the 3Rs principles, and furthermore they can increase the translational value of animal studies.
AUGUST was originally established following implementation of the Excellence in European Doctoral Training programme between Aarhus University and University of Edinburgh. Currently AUGUST actively collaborates with CAMARADES (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom) and SYRCLE (Radboud Medical Centre, Netherlands)
Asger Granfeldt, Department of Anesthesiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus University, DK
Experimental cardiac arrest – Lessons learned from systematic reviews
28.03: 15-16 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
Cathalijn Leenars, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, GERMANY
25.4: 15-16 (VIRTUAL ONLY)
Alexandra Bannach Brown, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, GERMANY
Reporting of risks of bias in animal research: an automated institutional monitoring dashboard
Gabriel Pires, Departamento de Psicobiologia - Universidade Federal de São Paulo, BRAZIL
The use of preclinical systematic reviews in sleep research