August Symposium 2017

Symposium and Workshop in Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses

The AUGUST Network at Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University is happy to invite you to participate in its 2nd symposium and workshop on systematic reviews and meta-analyses of animal studies. In line with the science community across the globe, we focus on high quality research, code of conduct, ethics and the 3Rs and translation of preclinical science to clinical medicine. 

Systematic Reviews and meta-analyses 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-analyses 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 symposium and workshop, which is the 2nd of its kind, 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 transparency on the translational value of animal studies. Hence, the aim of this event is to stimulate to discussion and to promote and support collaboration on systematic reviews and meta-analyses of animal studies with three aims in mind: to improve science, to fulfill the 3Rs and to obtain a translational transparency of animal studies.

The following scientific groups will participate in the event:


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)  

Who can attend?

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

To ensure fruitful group discussions, only a limited number of participants are allowed; therefore, we strongly encourage early registration.

Scientific Programme

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

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.

The event is supported by