Pre-Colloquium Workshops

There are a few workshops that are running prior to the Colloquium that you can register for.

To register for these workshops you DO NOT need to set up a user account for the Colloquium, you can simply click on the links below to follow the registration process.

The locations of these workshops will be advised in due course.

 

Summary of Findings and Assessment of Quality of Evidence:
GRADE Workshop for editorial teams and others

Saturday 29 September 2012

Hosted by The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (short GRADE) Working Group

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Cost: No Charge for this workshop - places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis

Maximum: 60 people

Methods Group: Applicability and Recommendations Method Group

Duration: 09:30-15:30

Target audience: Methods network members or members to be,authors, editors, and entity and Centre staff

Type of workshop: Training and capacity building workshop

Objectives: To learn how to create a 'Summary of Findings' (SoF) table, about the GRADE approach, and use GRADE pro with specific guidance for editors, Cochrane Centres and entity staff.

Description: SoF tables are an important addition to Cochrane reviews. SoFs summarise the main findings of a review and ensure that the quality of a body of evidence is considered with the magnitude of the effects. While there is a predetermined process for creating SoFs, this process has different implications for different editorial staff. SoF training has been identified as a key effort by the Cochrane Training Working Group and Coeds-Methods Working Group (now MARS). This workshop is divided into four sections involving plenary sessions and hands-on group work led by workshop trainers. Groups will be divided according to the participants' roles: editors, Managing Editors, Centre staff and other entity staff. 1) General overview of SoFs: discuss purpose, user testing, format and components. 2) Summarise and grade evidence. The GRADE approach includes information from Risk of Bias tables, and evaluating directness, heterogeneity, precision, publication bias and other factors. 3) GRADEpro: introduce the software used to create SoFs.

Facilitators: Holger Schunemann, Rebecca Morgan, Nancy Santesso and Miranda Langendam.

Click here to register for this workshop

 

Guideline Implementation Course

Sunday 30 September 2012

Hosted by The Guideline International Network (G-I-N)

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Cost: $240 + GST Early bird registration recieved on or before 12th July 2012

         $275 + GST Standard registration received after 12th July 2012 

         Free            For those already registered for the Colloquium

Maximum: 40 people

Duration: 09:30-15:30

Target audience: Over the course of the day we will draw on real examples from different care settings.  Participants will be encouraged to work on and develop a practical implementation plan for their own evidence-based projects which will meet the needs of policy makers, health practitioners, patients and consumers.

Type of workshop: Training workshop

Objectives: During the course you will explore and understand the process for implementation through:

* Identifying barriers and enablers

* Selecting appropriate interventions

* Selecting measures to demonstrate practice change

* Start developing a plan for implementation

* Network and share practical experience with experts in the implementation of guidelines.

Description: A one day practical introduction to the art and science of implementing evidence-based practice and guidelines with experts who have both developed and implemented guidelines.

Join us for a practical introduction to the art and science of implementing evidence-based practice and guidelines with experts who have both developed and implemented guidelines. The course is supported by the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N). Book early as this course has been very popular at the G-I-N conferences in Seoul and Berlin.

Facilitators: The course will be led by Catherine Marshall from NZ and Sue Huckson from Australia. Additional speakers and panel members will be notified at a later date.

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How to get published in high impact journals

Sunday 30 September 2012

Hosted by Richard Smith, former Editor of The British Medical Journal (BMJ), Board Member of the Public Library of Science, Opening Speaker of this Colloquium and mad blogger!

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Cost: $240 + GST Early bird registration received on or before 12th July 2012

         $275 + GST Standard registration received after 12th July 2012 

         Free            For those already registered for the Colloquium

Maximum: 30 people

Duration: 09:30-15:30

Target audience: The workshop is intended primarily for people near the beginning of their careers.

Type of workshop: Training workshop

Description: Richard will discuss why you should write and publish more, how you can get published in high impact journals, and all the tricky ethical issues that arise around scientific publishing. You'll do the work, and Richard promises not to bore you.

Facilitators: Richard Smith

Click here to register for this workshop