SYMPOSIUM in Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses

The symposium is suitable for all researchers within the field of experimental animal studies and clinicians who have an interest in translational medicine. You can be new within a research area as well as experienced within your own research field. You will obtain the valuable information concerning how to move forward performing SR’s and benefit from a fruitful debate amongst leading groups within this area of science. In addition the symposium will be very relevant for members of the national committee and animal welfare bodies.

The following scientific groups will participate in the symposium:


9:30Registration opens 

Ole Steen Nielsen, Vice dean, Aarhus University

10:15-11:00Keynote lecture: Preclinical Systematic Reviews: Heritage and Avenues ahead
Merel Ritskes-Hotinga, SYRCLE, Radboud University Medical Center
11:00-11.20Coffee/tea break


Interactive session on how to improve animal based research, about3R and SRs
Judith van Luijk, SYRCLE, Radboud University Medical Center
11:45-12:10Keep calm and review on: successes and challenges in preclinical systematic reviews
Kim Wever, SYRCLE, Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands
12:10-12:35Ease the process of conducting Systematic Reviews of animal studies, tools and training programs
Rob de Vries, SYRCLE, Radboud University Medical Center
12:35-13:15Lunch (at your own expense)

Keynote lecture: Meta analyses – pros and cons
Emily Sena, CAMARADES, Edinburgh University

Systematic Review of Microbiome Animal Models of Depression
Alexandra Bannach-Brown, CAMARADES, Edinburgh University & AUGUST, Aarhus University (ExEDE PhD Student)
14:25-14:50Can experiments of animal models of psychosis reliably inform clinical approaches? How might we find out quicker?
Zsanett Bahor, CAMARADES, Edinburgh University
14:50-15:15Network meta-analysis: Anaesthetic neuroprotection in stroke
Sarah McCann, CAMARADES, Edinburgh University
15:15-15:35Coffee/tea break
15:35-16:15Unsilo & the future direction of Scientific Text Intelligence
Mads Rydahl, UNSILO
16:15-16:45Networking and refreshments
19:00Dinner (at your own expense)
Necessary to sign up - deadline was 27 March



Time and place

6 April 2017

The AIAS Building

The Symposium is organized in the AIAS Building which belongs to Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies. The building is located at the campus of Aarhus University close to the city centre of Aarhus. The building has been completely renovated to reflect the most up-to-date understanding of researchers' needs and how to optimize knowledge exchange. It is a display case for Danish design, Danish art and international thought leadership in architecture and interior design.

The adress is:

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B
DK-8000  Aarhus C

Buildings 1630-1632

Poster abstracts

We invite researchers, PhD students and scholars to submit a poster abstract within the field of systematic review of preclinical research to be presented on the conference day.

The abstract should be of a maximum of 250 words. Please include a headline and affiliation and use the following paragraphs: background, methods, results, conclusions & perspectives.

Deadline for submission is 2 April 2017.

Please send your abstract to