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Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics

8th Jan -12th March, 2018: This five-day course offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental aspects of research methods and statistics. From study design, data types, and graphs, through to choice and interpretation of statistical tests, with particular focus on standard errors, confidence intervals and p-values.

Introduction to R

9th Jan, 2018: 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.

Introduction to Regression Analysis

15-16th Jan, 2018: 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

17th Jan, 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.

Introduction to Latent Class Analysis

22nd Jan, 2018: This one day course focuses on understanding the principles of Latent Class Analysis via the concepts and parameters estimated. How to decide on the number of latent classes, and interpretation of the model parameters will be discussed.

Introduction to Dealing with Missing Data

23rd-24th Jan, 2018: 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 SPSS

26th Jan, 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.

Sample size estimation and power calculations

29th Jan, 2018: 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.

Further Topics in R

30th Jan, 2018: This course introduces a number of topics for R for those already familiar with the basics of the programming language.

7th UK Swallowing Research Group Conference

1 - 2 February 2018
This conference will be of interest to all health care professionals with an interest in swallowing and feeding management in adults and paediatrics and will cover topics from a wide range of disciplines, with state of the art seminars delivered by leaders in the field of dysphagia.

Analysis of 2x2 Tables

1st Feb, 2018: 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 Logistic regression

5th Feb, 2018: 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.

ANOVA/GLMs with SPSS 

6th Feb, 2018: 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.

Assessing Measurement Reliability and Validity

19th Feb, 2018: This one-day course offers an introduction to the principles, methods of assessment, and the appropriateness of statistical analyses for different types of measurement validity and reliability. Particular focus is given to statistical assessment of reliability over time, context and rater.

Introduction to Survival/Time-to-event Data Analysis

26th Feb, 2018: 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 Stata

28th Feb, 2018: 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.

Introduction to Meta-analysis

1st-2nd Mar, 2018: This course provides an overview of meta-analysis from a statistician’s point of view, with an optional half day workshop in R.

Paediatric Opthalmology and Strabismus: Essentials and Controversies

5 - 9 March 2018
A 5 day course, covering paediatric opthalmology (Monday to Thursday) and strabismus (Friday) run by Mr Richard Bowman, Mr Ashwin Reddy, and consultant staff at the departments of paediatric opthalmology at Great Ormond Street and Moorfields Eye Hospitals. 

Overview of Regressions with R

5-6th March, 2018: This two half-day course provides an overview of the most commonly applied types of regression modelling and their application in R.

4th European Transoesophageal Echocardiography Course on Congenital Heart Disease

8 - 9 March 2018
This is the fourth dedicated course on transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) on congenital heart disease providing the participant with the essential theoretical basics, morphological aspects of common lesions in congenital heart disease as well as practical aspects of TOE in children and adults with congenital heart disease.

Introduction to Poisson Regression

14th March, 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.

British Paediatric Otolaryngology Course

15 - 16 March 2018
This is a highly successful course for consultants and senior trainees covering all aspects of paediatric otolaryngology. The strength of this course lies in the expert and highly experienced faculty with the leading Paediatric Otolaryngologists from all over the UK.

8th European GI Motility Meeting 

Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 March 2018
Save the new date! We look forward to welcoming you to the 8th European Paediatric GI Motility Meeting to be held in the heart of London in 2018. This international meeting provides the main forum for Paediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility and will run from the welcome reception on the evening of Thursday 22nd of March until Saturday 24th March 2018. The meeting will celebrate the real progress made in the field and exciting prospects for the future. We are honoured and privileged to have the most eminent speakers in Paediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility.