Events

Upcoming Events

BEAT-CKD Research Forum 23rd to 24th August 2017

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Clinical Trials Symposium

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Time: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm for both days
Date: Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th November 2017
Venue: Translation Research Institute, 32 Kent Street, Woollongabba, Brisbane
Registration: $50 students, $100 non students and includes materials and catering (spaces are limited to 40)
Program:  The provisional program outline is available here.
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Research workshop on Advanced Statistical Methods and Health Economics

statsDate: Early December 2017 (Date revised due to unavailability of venue)
Time and Venue: To be confirmed (Sydney)
Cost: $50 for students, $100 for non-students
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Past Events


Crash course on conducting and publishing qualitative health research

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Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Date: Friday 28th July 2017
Venue: Westmead Institute for Medical Research
Facilitator: Allison Tong
Registration: $50 students, $100 non students and includes materials and catering (spaces are limited to 40)

 This interactive one-day workshop will focus on how to conduct and publish qualitative health research. Participants will:
– understand the purpose of qualitative research
– compare key differences between qualitative and quantitative research
– gain knowledge of the common methodologies used in qualitative health research
– understand the design of qualitative studies (including participant selection)
– gain skills in common methods and techniques of data collection (interviews, focus groups)
– gain knowledge in the methods and techniques of data analysis
– appraise a qualitative study
– learn how to report and publish qualitative studies in biomedical journals
Comments
“Engaging, interactive approach, and practical delivery of course materials. The task work was very appropriate.”
“The content was really specific and covered an area that my degree hasn’t covered, extremely valuable to my PhD. I could have attended a second day expanding on the exercises, it was so beneficial!”
“Good overview and opportunity to think about my own research.”

BEAT-CKD Registries Workshop

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Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Date: Monday 3rd April and Tuesday 4th April 2017
Venue: SA Health and Medical Research Institute, North Terrace, Adelaide, Australia
Cost: This event is supported by the NHMRC BEAT-CKD Program Grant. Registration is free for members of the nephrology community.
This event, hosted by ANZDATA, will include sessions on:
1) ANZDATA Registry – how to request and use data extracts
2) Renal Registries workshop – registries beyond ANZDATA
3) Statistical analysis – what to do (and not to) in analysis of registry data
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Comment
“The registries symposium was very informative. It was great to be able to see different approaches to how to analyse unwieldy data, that may not have been collected fit for purpose, as worked examples.”

Introductory workshop on implementation science with Jeremy Grimshaw

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Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Date: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Venue: The University of Sydney (venue details will be sent to confirmed registrants)
Cost: Free registration and includes catering
This one day workshop will cover:
– What is implementation science? (Overview of field)
– Identifying barriers and facilitators to implementation (Introduction to theory based diagnostic processes, group task)
– Developing implementation interventions (Intervention mapping, group task)
– Evaluating implementation interventions (Cluster RCTs, quasi experiments)
– Enhancing the informativeness of evaluations of implementation interventions
– Reducing waste and improving value of implementation research
Facilitator biography
Dr Jeremy Grimshaw received a MBChB (MD equivalent) from the University of Edinburgh, UK.  He trained as a family physician prior to undertaking a PhD in health services research at the University of Aberdeen.  He moved to Canada in 2002.  His research focuses on the evaluation of interventions to disseminate and implement evidence-based practice.  Dr. Grimshaw is a Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, a Full Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal College of Edinburgh. He is Director of Cochrane Canada and formerly was the Co-coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care group.  He was also the Principal Investigator of Knowledge Translation Canada (KT CANADA), a CIHR and CFI funded interdisciplinary network of over 50 knowledge translation researchers from six academic health science centres in three provinces.  He has over 450 peer reviewed publications.
Comments
“Interactive sessions were energising.”
“Feel we need a follow-up workshop on implementing great implementation science.”
“Well done, great day, valuable learning.”

Reducing research waste: reporting and publishing biomedical research

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Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Date: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Venue: Darlington Centre, The University of Sydney
Facilitator: David Moher
Cost: Free registration and includes catering
This one day workshop will cover research waste, reporting guidelines, and predatory publishing. To download a copy of the program, CLICK HERE.
Facilitator Biography // Professor David Moher is a Senior Scientist with the Ottawa Methods Centre, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI) an Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Ottawa and holds a University Research Chair. Professor Moher has a Masters degree in Epidemiology and a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Professor Moher studies journalology (publication science). He is a world recognised scientific leader in the methodology of systematic reviews and the development of reporting guidelines for health research studies. He spearheaded the development of the CONSORT and PRISMA Statements, and has been involved with several other reporting guideline initiatives including QUOROM, MOOSE, and STARD. He is leading a program to develop core competencies for medical journal editors. Also, Professor Moher is actively developing a program to investigate alternatives to current incentives in academic medicine. Check out tweets via #beatwaste16.
Comments
“Clear, engaging, all backed by evidence.”
“No textbook style presentation – great!”
“It was really interesting. So important to have an awareness about publishing (aka journalology).”
“A different perspective on an important topic.”

 

BEAT-CKD Inaugural Research Forum

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dates: Wednesday 31st August to Thursday 1st September 2016
Venue: Darlington Centre, The University of Sydney
Please click here for more information.

Crash course on conducting and publishing qualitative health research

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Date: Friday 3rd June 2016
Venue: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (venue details will be sent to confirmed registrants)
Facilitator: Allison Tong
Cost: Free registration and includes catering
This interactive one-day workshop will focus on how to conduct and publish qualitative health research. Participants will:
– understand the purpose of qualitative research
– compare key differences between qualitative and quantitative research
– gain knowledge of the common methodologies used in qualitative health research
– understand the design of qualitative studies (including participant selection)
– gain skills in common methods and techniques of data collection (interviews, focus groups)
– gain knowledge in the methods and techniques of data analysis
– appraise a qualitative study
– learn how to report and publish qualitative studies in biomedical journals
Comments
“Practical exercises and getting tips.”
“Captured all important aspects of qualitative research and explained with examples. A wonderful experience.”
“Good mix of practical and theory with the practical sessions enhancing and increasing my knowledge and understanding.”
“Very good resources and guidance provided.”

Introductory workshop on implementation science with Jeremy Grimshaw

photo-jeremy-grimshawTime: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Date: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Venue: The University of Sydney (venue details will be sent to confirmed registrants)
Cost: Free registration and includes catering

 This one day workshop will cover:
– What is implementation science? (Overview of field)
– Identifying barriers and facilitators to implementation (Introduction to theory based diagnostic processes, group task)
– Developing implementation interventions (Intervention mapping, group task)
– Evaluating implementation interventions (Cluster RCTs, quasi experiments)
– Enhancing the informativeness of evaluations of implementation interventions
– Reducing waste and improving value of implementation research
Facilitator biography
Dr Jeremy Grimshaw received a MBChB (MD equivalent) from the University of Edinburgh, UK.  He trained as a family physician prior to undertaking a PhD in health services research at the University of Aberdeen.  He moved to Canada in 2002.  His research focuses on the evaluation of interventions to disseminate and implement evidence-based practice.  Dr. Grimshaw is a Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, a Full Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal College of Edinburgh. He is Director of Cochrane Canada and formerly was the Co-coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care group.  He was also the Principal Investigator of Knowledge Translation Canada (KT CANADA), a CIHR and CFI funded interdisciplinary network of over 50 knowledge translation researchers from six academic health science centres in three provinces.  He has over 450 peer reviewed publications.
Comments
“I enjoyed the examples of implementation. Also the case studies involving the application of various implementation strategies brought it to life and showed the complexity and need for interdisciplinary approaches.”
“Engaging! Lots of examples of models and research studies.”

 

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