Research changes lives 4 & 5 October

Research changes lives 4 & 5 October
This two day course will be held at the RCOphth premises.  Day 1 covers ‘Appraising and applying research’ and Day 2 covers ‘Getting started in clinical research’. The course combines short interactive lectures with opportunities for informal discussion with the teaching faculty and other attendees. Target audience: Ophthalmologists or other ophthalmic professionals at any career stage with little prior research experience who would like an introduction to doing, appraising, and applying research to improve clinical practice. The course would be particularly suitable for Ophthalmic Trainees to support their curriculum requirements in relation to research as well as to anyone wishing to become research active in keeping with the UK Government’s Clinical Research Vision.

Day one 4 October 2022

09.00 – 09.30              Registration and Coffee
09.30 – 09.35              Introduction, Jugnoo Rahi
09.35 – 09.55              Framing the research question, Jugnoo Rahi
09.55 – 10.15              Chance, Bias and Confounding, Jugnoo Rahi

Study design
10.15 – 10.50              A. Case control studies – key aspects of design, statistical analysis and how to apply the findings, John Buchan & Lisanne Horvat Gitsels  
10.50 – 11.25              B. Cohort studies - key aspects of design, statistical analysis and how to apply the findings, TBC & Lisanne Horvat Gitsels  
11.25 – 11.45              Coffee break

11.45 – 12.20              Randomised Controlled Trials of Interventions – key aspects of design, statistical analysis and how to apply the findings,  Will Dean  & Lisanne   
                                      Horvat Gitsels 
12.20 – 12.55              Systematic reviews and metanalysis – key aspects of design statistical analysis and how to apply the findings,
Tas Braithwaite
12.55 – 13.30              Lunch

Key statistical issues
13.30 – 13.55              A. People versus eyes, units of analysis and hierarchical / clustered data, Mario Cortina Borja
13.55 – 14.20              B. Principles of interpreting P values and confidence intervals, Eirni Koutoumanou
14.20 – 14.45              C. Principles of sample size calculation: a simple scenario,
 Eirni Koutoumanou
14.45 – 15.00              Coffee break
15.30 – 16.15              Evidence Appraisal  - How to read a paper and apply the findings  – using example of published papers (pre-circulated). Group work, Lola Solebo
16.15 – 16.30              Group Q&A

Day 2 – Getting started in clinical research  5 October 2022

09.00 – 09.15              Coffee

How to get started in research

09.15 – 09.45              A. Participating in research – how to find out about opportunities, Chris Hammond & Praveen Patel
09.45 – 10.15              B. Undertaking your own research
                                     
1) How to engage with research – networks / groups, and identifying methods expertise, Chris Hammond and Praveen Patel
10.15 – 10.45              2) What to expect when you meet the statistician, Lisanne Horvat Gitsels & Mario Cortina Borja
10.45 – 11.00              3) RCOphth website academic and research hub resources/support/advice, Jugnoo Rahi
  
11.00 – 11.30              Coffee
11.30 – 12.00              Top tips for successful grantsmanship,  Chris Hammond

Practical issues to consider at the beginning
12.00 – 12.20              A. Finalising which data to collect, focus on range of potential outcome measures, Lisanne Horvat Gitsels, Mario Cortina Borja & Lola Solebo
12.20 – 12.40              B. Data management (what an ideal research database looks like – quality of data),
Lisanne Horvat Gitsels, Mario Cortina Borja & Lola Solebo
12.40 – 13.00              C. Visualisation of data,  Lisanne Horvat Gitsels, Mario Cortina Borja & Lola Solebo
13.00 – 13.45              Lunch

13.45 – 14.10              Principles of Public and Patient Involvement and Engagement in Research, Lola Solebo and Deirdre Leyden
14.10 – 14.45              Ethics and research governance – top tips for navigating IRAS and data rules, Rachel Knowles
14.45 – 15.00              Coffee
15.00 – 16.00              Wrap up Group Q&A – questions arising from the course, All faculty

Prices

RCOphth member consultant £264
RCOphth member £220
RCOphth member trainee £187
Non RCOphth member ophthalmologist £284
Non RCOphth member ophthalmologist £242
Allied health professional £187
When
04/10/2022 09:00 - 05/10/2022 17:00
Where
18 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD UNITED KINGDOM
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