August Symposium 2015

Symposium and Workshop in Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses

  • NOVEMBER 17th 2015
  • NOVEMBER 18th 2015

The Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University hereby invites to a symposium and workshop on systematic reviews and meta-analysis of animal studies. In line with the science community across the globe, we focus on high quality research, code of conduct, ethics, and translation of preclinical science to clinical medicine. 

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.

The following scientific groups will participate in the event:


Registration is open until November 3rd 2015.

Symposium: Conference fee of DKK 500,- (app. €65) incl. 25% of VAT, lunches, beverages, welcome reception on Tuesday evening, 17 Nov

Register for the symposium here

Workshop: Conference fee of DKK 995,- (app. €125)  incl. 25% of VAT and coffee/tea/fruit during coffee breaks 

Register for the workshop here

Scientific Programme

The scientific programme will consist of a full day symposium and one full day workshop.

Five distinguished scientists from different disciplines will present their research and views on current clinical implications and future perspectives for systematic reviews and metaanalyses in preclinical science.

Who can attend?

Researchers with an interest in the field are invited to attend the symposium.

All participants are encouraged to submit an abstract for a presentation (oral or poster) in one of the four workshops.

As a limited number of participants are allowed to ensure fruitful group discussions, we strongly encourage early registration if you intend to secure a seat. Presenting participants will be prioritized.

Book of Abstracts

All abstracts from the Symposium are published in Acta Neuropsychiatrica,