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Systematic Review Workshop Materials

UPDATE: This workshop has ended. Presentations from the workshop are available below.

EPA is developing and implementing approaches to enhance its scientific assessments, particularly in the area of increasing transparency and clarity related to evaluating evidence and drawing conclusions. To inform these efforts, EPA will hold a public workshop to provide scientific input on issues related to the use of a systematic review process for evaluating potential health hazards of chemical exposures.

The goal of this workshop was to examine the "state of the science" of systematic review methodology, focusing on recent developments as the methodology has expanded outside the arena of evidence-based medicine. In addition, different frameworks used to synthesize various types of evidence for evaluating causality were explored. 

Workshop Agenda

Systematic Review Workshop Presentations

Systematic Review Workshop Charge Questions

Systematic Review Workshop Biosketches

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