April 22 - 23, 2013
9am – 4pm
Moulton Hall Ballroom
Day 1 - Introduction to Meta-Analysis
- What are the goals of a meta-analysis?
- How a meta-analysis differs from a narrative review?
- Computing effect sizes and treatment effects?
- Computing a combined effect
- Fixed-effect vs. random-effects analyses
- Criticisms of meta-analysis
Day 2 - How to conduct a Meta-Analysis
- Using analysis of variance to compare subgroups of studies
- Using meta-regression to assess the impact of moderators
- Working with complex data sets
- Assessing the possible impact of publication bias
- When does it make sense to perform a meta-analysis?
Lunch will be provided
About the instructor
Dr. Borenstein from Biostat (www.biostat.com) is the co-author (with Larry Hedges, Julian Higgins, and Hannah Rothstein) of Introduction to Meta-Analysis (Wiley, 2009), Computing effect sizes for meta-analysis (Wiley, 2011), and Comprehensive Meta-Analysis (Biostat, 2005). He lectures widely on meta-analysis, and has presented workshops on meta-analysis at the NIH, CDC, and the FDA. He has also served as Director of Biostatistics at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and as Associate Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Faculty:$100 for faculty by March 22
$125 for faculty after March 22
$150 for faculty onsite registration
Students:$40 for students by March 22
$50 for students after March 22
$75 for students onsite registration
Day 1 and 2
Faculty:$150 for faculty by March 22
$175 for faculty after March 22
$200 for faculty onsite registration
Students:$60 for students by March 22
$70 for students after March 22
$100 for students onsite registration
Registration – payment is required in advance of the dates specified above to receive that rate
Register here http://goo.gl/XrPkQ
Checks are the only payment option. Please make payment to Kent State University and deliver to:
325B Lowry Hall
College of Public Health
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio 44242
May 13 - 17, 2013 | 8am – 5pm
Merrill Hall Room 102 | Kent Campus
Why: This course will meet the 40 hour in class requirement only needed to be certified under the OSHA Standard (also requires 3 days supervised work on site, not provided in this course). It may also be of interest to those who would like to learn more about hazardous materials response and clean-up. This course has also been awarded 30 hours of registered sanitarian credit (10 more hours have been applied for).Who: Public sector responders, employers and contractors involved in emerging planning and hazardous material clean-up
All instructors & course coordinators share many years of environmental health & safety, emergency planning and hazardous materials experience:
Dr. Charles Hart, PhD, CIH, CSP, RS | Assoc. Professor of Environmental Health Science
Carmen Pompeii, MS, CHMM CIHT | Associate Professor of Environmental Technology
Tim Eastly, MS | Adjunct Faculty in Environmental Technology
Dr. David Hacker | Associate Professor of Geology
Ground Water Modeling, Contaminant Fate and Transport, Exposure Assessment
This program is co-sponsored by Kent State University College of Public Health, Dept. of Environmental Health & Safety, Kent State Trumbull & the Department of Geology
RSVP to Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1 | Cost: $475*
Checks are the only payment option. Please make payment to the College of Public Health and deliver to:
Grace Battaglia-Hoffman | 326 Lowry Hall | College of Public Health | Kent, Ohio 44242
*This cost does not include lunch. A map of area dining will be provided.
Biosafety and Biocontainment Training for BSL-3 Laboratory Workers
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
June 24-28, 2013
The National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program and Kent State University are offering a 5 day series of courses in Biosafety and Biocontainment for BSL-3 Laboratory Workers. These courses are designed for biosafety professionals, researchers and laboratorians to enhance individual knowledge and meet the scientific, regulatory, biocontainment, biosafety, and engineering challenges associated with the working in a biocontainment facility. Daily topics will include:
- Introduction to microbiology and biosafety
- Principles of biosafety and biocontainment
- The biological risk assessment process
- Laboratory sterilization and disinfection
- Emergency planning and response
- Laboratory regulations, standards and guidelines
- Biocontainment laboratory security
- Packaging and shipping 6.2 hazardous materials
- Agents of bioterrorism
- Hands on sessions using laboratory equipment
View a detailed schedule and instructor bios and download a printable registration form at http://www.nbbtp.org/courses-coming-soon.aspx
NBBTP is authorized by IACET to offer 4.0 CEUs. Participants will be required to score a minimum of 70% on each post-course knowledge assessment in order to receive CEUs. Successful completion of the courses is a prerequisite for completion of a Basic Level Certificate in Biosafety and Biocontainment, and for participation in the NBBTP Advanced and Comprehensive Level certificate programs.
Course Tuition is $1200, or $240/day.
We request registration by June 1, 2013, after which participants will be admitted if space is available.
- Course Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m
- Lodging at several national chain hotels is available in or near Kent. The Kent State University rate of $74.95/night is available at the Kent Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites (330-673-9200)- which is four miles from campus but close to restaurants and downtown Kent. The hotel rate includes a complimentary breakfast buffet. Shuttle service between campus and the hotel may be available for a fee. The hotel link below also provides directions from the Cleveland and Akron airports.
3. Information on payment for lodging will be emailed to registrants. Transportation, lodging, all meals and incidental expenses are the responsibility of individual participants. Registrants will receive a confirmation including directions and information on transportation to and from campus.
The National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) was conceived as a partnership between the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The mission and vision of the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program is to prepare biosafety and biocontainment professionals of the highest caliber to meet the needs of the biomedical, emerging disease and civilian biodefense research communities through the 21st century.