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Upcoming webinar 27 May 2021 - the STROBE Statement for reporting observational studies

10 May 2021 / Announcement

The next PAMJ webinar series will take place on 27 May 2021 and will focus on the STROBE Statement for reporting observational studies.

Date: 27 May, 2021


  • 17:00 GMT
  • 18:00 Rabat (Morroco)
  • 19:00 Yaoundé (Cameroon)
  • 21:00 Nairobi (Kenya)

Registration link:

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What is STROBE?

STROBE is an international, collaborative initiative of epidemiologists, methodologists, statisticians, researchers, and journal editors involved in the conduct and dissemination of observational studies, with the common aim of STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology. The STROBE guidelines were adopted by the PAMJ in early 2020 to help improve and standardize how research articles are reported in all PAMJ journals. An explanation of how the PAMJ recommends the use of the STROBE guidelines is included in the PAMJ Instructions for authors. The PAMJ will soon release non-official French translations of the various STROBE checklists.

Meet our speaker

Our guest speaker for the webinar is Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw.

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Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw is a Research Methods Scientist (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics). He trained at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMBS) in Cameroon (MD; 2005); the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (MPH; 2009); and McMaster University (Ph.D. in Health Research Methodology; 2014). He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University where he provides methodological and statistical support for other researchers as the Director of the Biostatistics Unit. This includes research questions formulation, study design, data analysis, and reporting. He is the principal investigator of numerous research projects covering a wide variety of research designs including evidence syntheses, randomized trials, mixed-methods studies, and qualitative studies. He also the co-Director of Cochrane Cameroon. He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications and technical reports for national and international institutions. His research interests are infectious diseases, mother and child health, mHealth, health systems strengthening, and the intersection of these fields.

He has served on various committees including the Health Technology Expert Review Panel (HTERP) and the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; the  World Health Organization Guideline Development Group (working on HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis guidelines); Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) Africa and the Cochrane Africa Network; the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Cohort Study (OCS); the African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO); the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN); and the Adherence Expert Review Panel of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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