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Introduction to Poisson Regression

24th Oct, 2017: This one-day course introduces regression methods that are appropriate to analyse count or rate data. Poisson regression is used to determine associations between a count/rate outcome and a number of predictor variables. More flexible extensions of the poisson regression, quasi poisson and negative binomial regressions, are also introduced and explained.

Analysis of 2x2 Tables

25th Oct, 2017: This workshop aims to demystify the range of statistics that can be used to summarise the associations between two binary variables. We move on from the standard chi-square test to investigate other options that may yield more useful information.

Introduction to Meta-analysis

26-27th Oct, 2017: This course provides an overview of meta-analysis from a statistician’s point of view, with an optional half day workshop in R.

Introduction to Dealing with Missing Data

30th-31st Oct, 2017: This course looks at the problem of missing data in research studies in detail. Reasons and different types of missing data are discussed as well as bad and good methods of dealing with them.

Introduction to Logistic regression

1st Nov, 2017: This one day course focuses on understanding the principles of logistic regression via the notions of odds/odds ratios and transformations. How good the given model is will be discussed and ways of improving it.

Update in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

15 November 2017
The purpose of this annual course is to provide an update on current practice in paediatric respiratory medicine on an everyday basis. The programme and range of issues covered will be suitable for everyone concerned with paediatric respiratory medicine. The course will be of interest to all paediatricians, specialist trainees and nurse practitioners in respiratory paediatrics.

Introduction to Survival/Time-to-event Data Analysis

15th Nov, 2017: This one-day course introduces the concept of modelling time-to event data, commonly known as survival analysis. Log-rank tests and Cox proportional hazard regression models are used to determine associations between different factors and the event occurring.

Introduction to SPSS

16th Nov, 2017: This one-day course offers an introduction to the uses and functions of the statistical software SPSS including data entry and editing, and the basics of analyses and graphs. The course is ideally suited to those with little/no experience with SPSS, but basic knowledge of statistics is advantageous.

The Paediatric Gastroenterology Study Day for Nurses

17 November 2017
We are delighted to announce we will be hosting our second Paediatric Gastroenterology Nurses Study Day at the Royal College of Nursing, London. This day is aimed at Paediatric Nurses in Primary and Secondary Care, as well as providing an update for those working in specialised Gastroenterology areas.

Nephrology Day for General Paediatricians 

17 November 2017
This one day course aims to give a full overview of paediatric nephrology by selecting different themes each year and presenting them in a way which will be suitable for general paediatricians.

Introduction to Stata

22nd Nov, 2017: This one-day course offers an introduction to the uses and functions of the statistical software Stata including data entry and manipulation, do-files, and the basics of analyses and graphs. The course is ideally suited to those with little/no experience with Stata, but basic knowledge of statistics is advantageous.

Sample size estimation and power calculations

24th Nov, 2017: This one day course gives the basics of sample size estimation. It will be of use to those embarking on a research project and who are perhaps trying to complete ethics and grant application forms. Both precision and power estimation approaches are covered.

Paediatric ECG course

25 November 2017
This course  is designed to cover all areas of performing and interpreting ECGs in the paediatric population.  As well as identifying differences between the normal adult ECG and the normal paediatric ECG, there will also be insight into what to expect to find on ECGs in patients with congenital heart disease, inherited cardiovascular conditions, and post-surgical intervention.  Expert speakers will be a combination of physiologists, cardiac morphologists and cardiologists.  

Introduction to Bayesian Analysis

28th Nov, 2017: This one day course focuses on the principles of Bayesian analysis with the aim to enable participants to apply Bayesian methods on their own research and understand other people’s results via Bayesian analysis.

The Annual Update on Paediatric Gastroenterology

29 November 2017
Participate  in clinical practice-based lectures and interactive cases sessions with an expert panel of speakers. This intensive one day course, covers the practical understanding and management of common gastroenterological problems that you are likely to experience in day to day clinical practice, as well as top tips on difficult patients.

Introduction to R

29th Nov, 2017: This one day course aims to familiarise participants with the R interface and the R language, in order to enable them to conduct statistical analysis; from reading in their datasets to performing mainstream statistical tests.

Further Topics in R

30th Nov, 2017: This course introduces a number of topics for R for those already familiar with the basics of the programming language.

Overview of Regressions with R

4th-5th Dec, 2017: This two half-day course provides an overview of the most commonly applied types of regression modelling and their application in R.

Practical Paediatric Neuroimaging Course

6 December 2017
This course will appeal to all radiologists (consultants and trainees), radiographers and clinicians interested in paediatric neuroimaging. The content covers the breadth of day to day paediatric neuroradiology practice and aims to equip the practitioner with key image interpretation skills, focussing on diagnostic pearls and pitfalls one commonly encounters in paediatrics.

Neonatal and Paediatric Ventilation

7 - 8 December 2017
This popular course combines lectures with practical workshop sessions. The programme covers all aspects of conventional ventilation as well as High Frequency Oscillation, ECMO, transport and paediatric ventilation scenarios.

ANOVA/GLMs with SPSS 

11th Dec, 2017: This one-day course will introduce delegates to the basic principles of ANOVA, and how to choose, run, interpret, and report a variety of ANOVA models. The course takes a hands-on approach to learning, with SPSS software used for demonstration and practice throughout.

Introduction to Regression Analysis

11-12th Dec, 2017: This course provides an overview of different regression types and details the application of multiple linear regression. Day one of the course focuses on the theory behind regression analysis, in particular linear regression, and covers the formulation, interpretation and validation of linear regression models. A second, optional day allows delegates hands-on use of a statistical package (SPSS) to see how the theory can be applied to answer a specific research question.

Critical Appraisal

15th Dec, 2017: In this one day workshop we consider how to critically appraise research papers. Each section in a paper is covered in turn and there is much emphasis on evaluating the collection and analysis of data as described by the authors. Widely available critical appraisal sheets are discussed.