Cochrane and related training for November and December 2013

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The following workshops are available in November and December. Follow the links for more information…

Cochrane Standard Author Training Course
Where: Vancouver, Canada
When: 4-6 November 2013

A three day course which will give the basics skills to conduct a Cochrane systematic review. Topics include protocols, setting your question, literature searching, study selection, assessing bias, data and analysis, formulating conclusions, and a hands-on session with the Review Manager software.

GRADE – From Medical Studies To Guidelines
Where: Austrian Cochrane Centre, Krems, Austria
When: 5-6 November 2013

Participants will get introduced to the GRADE-profiler, a special software and tool for assessing the quality of medical studies. Selected leading specialists as well as academic staff of the Department for Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology will act as presenters throughout the whole workshop.

How to Practise Evidence-Based Child Health
Where: Centre for Evidence-Based Child Health, London, UK
When: 6-8 November 2013

The course introduces health professionals to the skills required for Evidence-based Practice including: framing answerable questions from practice or policy problems, finding the best available evidence to answer the question, critically appraising research for its validity and usefulness and incorporating the findings into decisions. The course involves a mix of interactive plenary and facilitated small group sessions, combined with training in searching and support for self-directed searching. Key features are an emphasis on multi professional groups and a high tutor-participant ratio.

Review completion workshop
Where: Australasian Cochrane Centre, Melbourne, Australia
When: 11-15 November 2013

This workshop provides review authors with dedicated time and support to complete or update their Cochrane systematic review. Authors spend a week at the Australasian Cochrane Centre working on their review, with expert trainers on hand to provide advice and support. In addition to dedicated working time, the workshop is tailored to individual author’s learning needs, and may provide teaching and discussion on assessing the eligibility of studies, data collection, assessing risk of bias, using the Review Manager software, statistical analysis, interpreting results and drafting the final review.

Indirect and Mixed Treatment Comparisons
Where: York, UK
When: 13 November 2013

This new training course provides an introduction to indirect and mixed treatment comparisons for project managers, research commissioners and others new to these techniques, who are seeking a better understanding of how to plan, commission and assess such comparisons. The trainers are experienced statisticians, modellers and researchers, who have conducted a range of indirect and mixed treatment comparisons to inform reimbursement decisions and global economic models.

Webinar: Assessing Risk of Bias
Where: Online
When: 15 November 2013, 12pm-1pm (UTC+1)

The Cochrane Live webinar series is an opportunity for authors in Australia and the South East Asian region to participate in online, interactive training sessions from the comfort of your own desk. Most sessions last around an hour, and cover topics from the basics of planning a review, to advanced methods.

Making an Economic Case for Service Redesign in the NHS
Where: York, UK
When: 19 November 2013

This one-day course is aimed at NHS commissioners and providers who need to understand how to make an economic case for change. The training day aims to provide an understanding of how the NHS tariff system works and will outline a simple modelling approach to examine the impact of service change from the provider and commissioner perspective. The course will also outline how returns on investment can be forecast and how the results can be used in business cases.

CASP UK: Introduction to Critical Appraisal & Train the Trainer
Where: Oxford, UK
When: 27-29 November 2013

This 3 day training event is a shortened, more intense version of CASP UK’s International Training Week. Including an introduction to Evidence-Based Health Care (Covering study designs & the critical appraisal of Randomised Controlled Trials & Systematic Reviews) followed ‘Training the Trainer’ (TtT) workshops. The broad aim of the TtT days are designed to help participants develop the competence and confidence to teach critical appraisal skills and run a CASP-style workshop.

Webinar: Qualitative evidence synthesis and Cochrane Reviews
Where: Online
When: 28 November 2013, 12pm – 1pm (America/Toronto)

This webinar will explore when to consider undertaking a synthesis of qualitative evidence, some frequently used methods and examples of  developing  methods for synthesising qualitative evidence and approaches for integrating qualitative and quantitative findings.

Systematic Review Course Part I: Writing a protocol
Where: Leuven, Belgium
When: 29 November 2013

A basic course for those wishing to conduct a Cochrane or a Campbell systematic review. Topics covered include: formulating your question, writing the protocol, heterogeneity, searching for studies and next steps.

Cochrane Standard Author Training Workshop
Where: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
When: 2-4 December 2013

Take this three-day workshop to learn the basic skills of conducting a Cochrane Review. Topics include protocols, setting your question, literature searching, study selection, assessing bias, data and analysis, formulating conclusions and a hands-on session with the Review Manager software.

Introduction to writing a Cochrane systematic review
Where: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
When: 4-6 December 2013

This three-day workshop is designed for new authors starting a Cochrane systematic review. A mixture of presentations and hands-on sessions will give you an overview of all the methods required to write your protocol and get started on the review.

Cochrane Standard Author Training
Where: Cairo, Egypt
When: 4-5 December 2013

A workshop designed to teach the basic skills of conducting a Cochrane systematic review. Topics include: protocols, setting your question, literature searching, study selection, assessing bias, data and analysis, formulating conclusions, and a session with the Review Manager software.

Overviews of reviews – what they are, what they aren’t, and how and when to do one
Where: Online
When: 5 December 2013, 12pm-1pm (America/Toronto)

In this webinar, Dr. Lisa Hartling and Denise Thomson from the Child Health Field will cover the process for conducting an overview: defining a viable topic, assembling the author team and managing the scope.

Developing a Protocol for a Cochrane Systematic Review
Where: Penang Medical College, Penang, Malaysia
When: 9-11 December 2013

This is a three-day course. It begins with an introduction to the Cochrane Collaboration and a brief overview of the format of a protocol for a systematic review. A mixture of presentations and small group activities gives participants the opportunity to develop and refine their own protocols. This workshop also covers formulating clinical questions, locating studies, appraising risk of bias and writing the methods section of a protocol.

Introduction to writing a Cochrane Review
Where: Townsville, Queensland, Australia
When: 11-12 December 2013

This two-day workshop is suitable for authors who are either new to systematic reviews or need a refresher on the methods of doing a Cochrane review. A mixture of presentations and hands-on sessions will give you an overview of the methods required to write your protocol and get started on the review.