The Nottingham Systematic Review Course, Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
Tuesday 19th June – Friday 22nd June, 2018.
This course qualifies for 24 Royal College of Physicians CPD Points.
Who should attend: all people wishing to undertake reviews of randomised studies.
This course will appeal to all those interested in completing a Cochrane-style review. Experienced tutors and facilitators will be available to give you practical and individual advice. After attending the course, participants should be able to understand search strategies, extract data, manage the results of systematic searches, understand the syntheses of the data, apply the methods and conduct reviews independently.
Brief course content:
Day 1: Introduction to Systematic Review, Developing a protocol theory, Developing a protocol: break out groups, Using RevMan 1.
Day 2: Developing a search strategy, Managing search results, Selecting studies for a review, Using RevMan 2.
Day 3: Assessing risk of bias, Extracting binary data, Extracting continuous data, Using RevMan 3.
Day 4: Introduction to Meta-Analysis, Dealing with heterogeneity, Interpreting results and getting published, Using RevMan 4.
Study methods: Small group teaching, workshops, library-based interactive tutorials with hands on practical work at computer stations and group work.
Professor Clive Adams, Chair of Mental Health Services Research, Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group. Professor of Mental Health Services Research, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
Clive completed his medical studies at Queen’s University in Belfast and gained his Masters Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. As a Clinical Lecturer in Oxford he established the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group. The group now flourishes, with 800 reviewers in 21 different countries maintaining over 200 high grade reviews. Prof Adams has continued his interest in worldwide research and real world randomised controlled trials, focusing particularly on low to middle-income countries. He has undertaken trials of care in Brazil, Finland, India and the UK, evaluating drugs, packaging of care and mental health policy.
Professor Brigitte Scammell, Professor in Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
Brigitte is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in adult foot and ankle surgery at The City Hospital, Nottingham and Professor of Orthopaedic Sciences at the University of Nottingham. She heads the Academic Orthopaedic Unit and is the Admissions Sub-Dean for the Faculty of Medicine. Her clinical interests are in adult orthopaedics, especially of the foot and ankle, with a particular emphasis on the reconstruction of severe deformity and treatment of infection in patients with diabetic foot disorders.
Dr Alexia Karantana, Clinical Associate Professor in Hand Surgery, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
Alexia is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Hand Surgery at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham and Clinical Associate Professor of Hand Surgery at the University of Nottingham. She is based at the newly established Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery and works closely with the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) to promote high quality multi-centre clinical research in common hand conditions. As part of her collaborative role, she is also based at the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit.
Ms Judy Wright, Senior Information Specialist, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
Judy is a qualified librarian and is leading the development of health research information support offered to LIHS with a team of Information Specialists located within the Academic Unit of Health Economics. Judy manages a portfolio of activities supporting health research staff at both the University of Leeds and NHS Trusts across Yorkshire via the NIHR Research Design Service for Yorkshire and the Humber region.
Associate-Professor Sarah Lewington, Scientific Director, MSc in Global Health Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
Sarah is one of the Scientific Directors for the MSc in Global Health Science, with responsibility for the development, delivery and management of the fully revised MSc degree course. Sarah spent 5 years working as a medical statistician in the pharmaceutical industry before returning to university to study for an MSc in Applied Statistics. She came to Oxford University to co-ordinate the Prospective Studies Collaboration in 1995 and gained her DPhil in Epidemiology in 1999. Sarah’s main research interest is in major risk factors for premature adult mortality, with a particular focus on tobacco, alcohol, blood pressure and obesity, and is the Oxford-based principal investigator for studies conducted in Russia, Cuba and India. She leads a team of epidemiologists, statisticians and statistical programmers that forms the CTSU’s Population Studies Group.
Ms Jun Xia, Founder & Chairman, Systematic Review Solutions Ltd, Systematic Reviewer, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group. Consultant Systematic Review Editor, Cochrane Skin Group. Steering Group Member, Evidence-based Medicine Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
Jun has a background in healthcare research methods and evidence synthesis. She joined the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group in 2005, specializes in research methodology and systematic review. To date, she has published over 30 Cochrane systematic reviews in relation to the effectiveness of care for people with schizophrenia, stroke, depression, cancer treatment and pain management. Jun established Systematic Review Solutions Ltd (SRS) in 2009, providing training on systematic review and evidence-based practice to clinicians and healthcare professionals globally. She has delivered over 60 systematic review workshops globally and over 3000 healthcare professionals have benefited from this training.
Date, Location & Fees
Date: Tuesday 19th June – Friday 22nd June, 2018.
Venue: The University of Nottingham is located at the heart of England and has good public transport networks.
Course Fee: £800 ‘Early Bird’, if paid by Fri 4th May, 2018. Later Bookings, fee is £895. Your course fee includes all learning materials, refreshments and lunch every day plus farewell evening meal on Thursday 21st June, 2018.
The Venue: the course will be held in The Engineering and Science Learning Centre, at the University of Nottingham, University Park Campus.
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Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery
The University of Nottingham,
C Floor, West Block, QMC,
Nottingham, NG7 2UH.
The Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery (CEBHS) is a collaboration between the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, working with patients and the wider community of all those involved in hand surgery care.
The CEBHS core membership comprises clinicians, academics and researchers from Academic Orthopaedics, Trauma and Sports Medicine and the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU).