Below are a series of extra courses / external meetings that are on offer.
If you know of any more that would interest our trainees then please let me know (Narman Puvanachandra, TPD)
Day one – Research changes lives – How to generate and apply high quality evidence to your practice.
Organised and Co-Chaired by Gabriela Czanner, University of Liverpool and Jugnoo Rahi, GOS Institute of Child Health UCL
Wednesday 13 March 2019
This symposium is offered over two days (13 & 14 March 2019), although each day may be booked independently. For more information on Day 2 The ABC of ophthalmic statistics click here.
Day one gives an overview of research and day two focuses on the use of ophthalmic statistics. The aim is to provide clinicians with an introduction to evidence based ophthalmology through:
1. an overview of research design and implementation, appropriate statistical approaches and evidence appraisal and synthesis;
2. an opportunity to embed learning by discussion of research ideas at an early stage .
Target audience: Any clinician with an interest in undertaking research or applying research evidence to improve their practice and services. There will be a discussion session each day based on prepared case studies and opportunities for participants to discuss their research with faculty members. Day 1 ‘Practice changing research: An overview of research design and implementation, evidence appraisal and synthesis’. Day 2 ‘The ABC of ophthalmic statistics: An overview of the role of statistics in ophthalmic research and use of appropriate approaches to statistical analysis.’
Programme – Day One Practice changing research
09.30 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee
10.00 – 10.20 The eye of the beholder: framing the question
Professor Jugnoo Rahi, Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, GOS Institute of Child Health, UCL
10.20 – 11.00 Study design ‘bucket list’: 10 things to understand about the principles and pitfalls of study design
Dr Gabriela Czanner, Lecturer in Ophthalmic Biostatistics, University of Liverpool
11.00 – 11.30 Tea/ Coffee
11.30 – 12.30 What’s the fuss about Randomised Controlled Trial (RCTs)- why do they matter and how to spot a good one?
11.30 – 12.00 Principles of RCT design and implementation
Dr Catey Bunce, Reader in Medical Statistics, Kings College London
12.00 – 12.30 RCT evaluation and systematics reviews/ meta analysis
Mr Richard Wormald, Co-director ACTIVE, Co-ordinating editor CEVG, Consultant Ophthalmologist - Moorfields and University College London
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.20 The good, the bad and the ugly: evidence appraisal skills
13.30 – 13.55 How to read a Cochrane Review
Dr Jenny Evans, Co-ordinating editor Cochrane Eye and Vision Group
13.55 – 14.20 How to read a paper and apply its findings
Dr AL Solebo, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, Moorfields and GOS Institute of Child Health, UCL
14.20 – 14.45 Getting the upper hand – top tips for successful grant applications
Professor Chris Hammond, Frost Chair of Ophthalmology, Kings College London
14.45 – 15.15 Tea/ Coffee
15.15 – 16.00 Interactive discussion session (attendees and faculty)
Group discussion of study designs, conduct and statistical analysis based on a selection of case studies
Portfolios need to be complete by 4th June to allow Board of Ophthalmology to undertake portfolio review on 5th