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Introduction to Regression Analysis

20th-21st June, 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.

Introduction to Meta-Analysis

25th-26th June, 2018: 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 Logistic Regression

26th June, 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.

Introduction to Stata

27th June, 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.

Paediatric Tracheostomy Course for Speech and Language Therapists

28 - 29 June 2018 
This two day course is aimed at clinicians working with children with tracheostomies in both the hospital and community setting. Workshops will allow delegates to familiarise themselves with different tubes and problem-solve their application. Participants/lecturers will include members of the Therapy, Surgical and Nursing Teams from GOSH Trust.

Introduction to SPSS

29th June, 2018: 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.

Childhood visual impairment and mental health: science into practice

2 - 4 July 2018
The psychological wellbeing and mental health needs of children and young people with visual impairment and their families have been greatly neglected. Two main charities, the Mary Kitzinger Trust and Royal Society for Blind Children, have come together with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and University College London to host this conference. Together with the contributors and participants, we hope to spearhead important changes to improve understanding and meeting needs better. 

Introduction to Bayesian Analysis

3rd July, 2018: 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.

Paediatric Rheumatology Course

11 - 13 July 2018
The aim of the course is to provide an update in the diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of children with rheumatological diseases and to encourage the development of shared clinical networks. The first 2 days provide a comprehensive grounding in the subject and form a basic to moderate level course, whilst day 3 will cover more advanced topics and will be suitable for more experienced practitioners.

Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics

10th-14th Sept, 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.

The GOSH/ICH General Paediatrics Course

11 - 12 September 2018
This popular two-day course aimed to provide key learning points and totally up-to-date information across general paediatrics. Practical, interactive & suitable for consultants, trainees and allied healthcare professionals.

British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting

14 September 2018
The Annual Meeting for the British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology will be meeting at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health in London this year. The John Evans lecture will be delivered by the world renowned Paediatric ENT Surgeon Professor Robin Cotton from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and promises to continue the high standards of teaching and research from BAPO.

Aetiological Investigations for Hearing Loss in Children

8 - 9 October 2018
Aetiological Investigation of the babies identified by the Newborn Hearing Screening Program and diagnosed to have a hearing loss (from mild to profound), also covering investigation of older children, unilateral and progressive hearing loss & Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder.