Cochrane and related training for May 2012

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The following training courses are available for May 2012, follow the links for more information and details of how to register:

Evidence-based practice  
Where: Robina, QLD, Australia
When: 2 May 2012-4 May 2012

A 3 day training workshop which will train on how to capture and formulate answerable clinical questions, search for primary evidence and guidelines, critically appraise evidence, understand basic measures of efficacy and understand the barriers to using and implemetning practice changes.

Pre-Symposium Workshops at the Cochrane Canada Symposium
Where: Winnipeg, Canada
When: 7 May 2012 – 8 May 2012

The following workshops are available as precursors to the Cochrane Canada Symposium: Cochrane Standard Author Training; Non-randomized studies and methodological issues; Health Systems Evidence (evidence to support policy-making and management); Meta-Bias in Systematic Reviews; using GRADE.

Developing Clinical Guidelines
Where: London, UK
When: 8 May 2012 – 10 May 2012

The aim of the course is to provide participants with an understanding and practical experience of the steps involved in the planning and development of clinical guidelines. The course has been designed for systematic reviewers, guideline developers and health care professionals.

Cochrane Systematic Reviews of Complex Interventions
Where: Melbourne, Australia
When: 9 May 2012 – 10 May 2012

This workshop will provide information and discussion about undertaking Cochrane systematic reviews of complex interventions. Considerations for defining the research question will be outlined, along with considerations for decisions about study design criteria, appropriate data extraction, and challenges with analysis.

Understanding searching techniques to inform HTA, systematic reviews and guideline development
Where: University of York, UK
When: 9 May 2012

This course provides an introduction to search strategy development for project managers, research commissioners, and searchers new to evidence synthesis. The trainers are experienced information specialists, trainers and researchers.

Basic systematic course
Where: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki
When: 10 May 2012-11 May 2012

A two day workshop covering the whole process of conducting a systematic review: from title to published review. Experienced tutors and facilitators will be on hand to give practical and individual advice.

Trials Registers, Trials Results Registers and Other Research Registers: Challenges and Opportunities
Where: University of York, UK
When: 10 May 2012

This one-day training course will highlight the background to the development of trial registers and trial results registers, will discuss the types of registers and their relative coverage, and will offer practical advice on searching registers and managing register records.

Review completion workshop
Where: Melbourne, Australia
When: 14 May 2012 – 18 May 2012

Designed to provide dedicated support and time to review authors who are working to complete or update their Cochrane systematic review. Authors visit the Australasian Cochrane Centre for a week to work on thier review, with expert trainers to provide advice.

How to practice evidence based healthcare
Where: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Health Services, Holmsbu, Norway
When: 21 May 2012-25 May 2012

Five day workshop focussing on teaching the basics of using current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients or the delivery of health services.

Preparation and completion of a Cochrane review
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark
When: 24 May 2012

The aim of the workshop is to facilitate participants in preparing a protocol, carrying out the review process and writing up the review manuscript. The workshop is open to people who have registered a title with a Cochrane review group.