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Introduction to Regression Analysis

26th-27th September 2016 This two half-day course provides an overview of different regression types and details the application of multiple linear regression. Ideas are built up from simple to more complex models. On the second day, analysis of a particular dataset is considered and sample software outputs viewed and interpreted More...

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Sample size estimation and power calculations

28th September, 2016: 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. More...

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Critical Appraisal

29th September, 2016: 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. More...

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Introduction to Bayesian Analysis

3rd October, 2016: 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. More...

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Further Topics in R

4th October, 2016: This course introduces a number of topics for R for those already familiar with the basics of the programming language.  More...

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Analysis of 2x2 Tables

5th October, 2016: 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. More...


GOSH Echo Course part 2 Echo Assessment of Complex Congenital Heart Disease 

8 - 9 October 2016
This two day course looks at the morphology of both acyanotic and cyanotic cardiac lesions from atrial septal defects to univentricular hearts and the pre and post-operative echo assessment required for these patients. More...

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10th October 2016: 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. More...


Diagnosis and Treatment of Segmental Overgrowth Disorders: Towards a Molecular Taxonomy of Human Disease

Otto Wolff Keynote Lecture of International Mosaicism Symposium More...

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Overview of Regressions with R

11th-12th October, 2016: This two half-day course provides an overview of the most commonly applied types of regression modelling and their application in R. More...


4th Spitz - Kiely Symposium and 68th Simpson Smith Memorial Lecture

13 October 2016
This annual symposium focuses on aspects of paediatric surgery, providing an insight into innovation and current practice, with speakers from the major centres of excellence in the field. More...

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Introduction to Survival/Time-to-event Data Analysis

17th October, 2016: 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. More...

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Introduction to Logistic regression

19th October, 2016: 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. More...

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Assessing Measurement Reliability and Validity

26 October 2016
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. More...


Otto Wolff Lecture - Annual Lecture Postgraduate Open Day, 9th November 2016

9th November 2016
Part of the Otto Wolff Lecture series 2016. More...

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The Paediatric Gastroenterology Nurses Study Day

4 November 2016
We are delighted to announce we will be hosting our second Paediatric Gastroenterology Nurses Study Day on Friday 4th November 2016 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. More...


Otto Wolff Neuroscience Symposium

4th November 2016
Part of the Otto Wolff Lecture series 2016. More...

General conference

International Feeding Conference

15 - 16 November 2016
This is a two-day multi-disciplinary conference on feeding and eating in childhood and related disturbances. The emphasis will be on research and clinical practice developments relating to developmental, systemic and bio-behavioural aspects of feeding and eating disturbances. More...

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Update in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

17 November 2016
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. More...

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Nephrology Day for General Paediatricians

25 November 2016
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. More...


Practical Paediatric Neuroimaging Course

1 December 2016
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. More...


Neonatal and Paediatric Ventilation Course

8 - 9 December 2016
This popular course combines lectures with practical workshop sessions. The programme includes a wide range of topics including initiation, maintenance, weaning off assisted ventilation and special ventilatory techniques. More...

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Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics

16th-20th January, 2017: 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. More...

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Introduction to SPSS

26th January, 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.

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Introduction to R

27th January, 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 all mainstream statistical tests. More...

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