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Equity 101: what equity can do for you!

Topic category Other methods for preparing systematic reviews
Date and Location
Date: 
Saturday 22 October 2011 - 14:00 - 15:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group
Contact person
Contact person: 
Erin Ueffing (Contact this person)
Facilitators
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Erin
Last name: 
Ueffing
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Ottawa, Canada
First name: 
Elizabeth
Last name: 
Kristjansson
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Ottawa, Canada
First name: 
Jordi
Last name: 
Pardo Pardo
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Ottawa, Canada
First name: 
Mark
Last name: 
Petticrew
Affiliation and Country: 
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
First name: 
Vivian
Last name: 
Welch
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Ottawa, Canada
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Peter
Last name: 
Tugwell
Affiliation and Country: 
Dept of Medicine, Dept of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
Target audience
Target audience: 
Review authors, knowledge users
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Open
Level of knowledge required: 
Intermediate
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Training
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives:
Participants will gain an understanding of equity's role in systematic reviews. They will learn strategies for addressing equity in reviews, for considering differential effects in disadvantaged populations, and for communicating equity evidence to stakeholders.

Description:
Stakeholders are issuing calls for greater consideration of equity and the social determinants of health; the need for a stronger evidence base on these issues is clear. Including equity in systematic reviews is one way to meet these needs.

The workshop will begin with a brief presentation about equity and the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group. Examples of equity-oriented reviews will be given, along with strategies and methods for considering the effects of interventions in vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. The benefits of addressing equity and the disadvantaged in reviews will be discussed, along with implications for policy-making and decision-making. Following the presentation, breakout groups will be formed and participants will apply equity methods to review topics they select; groups will report back in plenary to finish off the workshop.

We invite participants to bring their own reviews for discussion in the breakout groups. Throughout the session, participants will be encouraged to ask questions and provide examples from their own experience.