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Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics

5th-9th September, 2016: 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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Abdominal Pain in Children: Clinical Concepts, Diagnosis and Practical Management

6 September 2016
Recurrent abdominal pain in children remains one of the most common and challenging conditions encountered in paediatrics. The last decade, however, has seen considerable progress in our understanding of the basis of such conditions as well their management. This study day dedicated to the subject brings together world experts in this area now referred to as childhood Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders (FAPD). More...

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Introduction to SPSS

12th September, 2016: 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.


Otto Wollf Lecture: "The developing brain, from morphology to function"

12th September 2016
Part of the Otto Wolff Lecture series 2016. More...

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The GOSH/ICH General Paediatrics Course 2016

13 - 14 September 2016
This two‐day course aims to provide key learning points and totally up‐to‐date information across general paediatrics. Practical, interactive & suitable for consultants, trainees and allied healthcare professionals (nurses, dietitians and other paediatric specialists). More...

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Introduction to R

13th September, 2016: 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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Introduction to Dealing with Missing Data

14 & 15 September 2016: 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. More...

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Aetiological Investigations for hearing loss in children

19 - 20 September 2016
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. More...

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Introduction to Applied Genomics in the Clinic 2016

21 September 2016
Are you involved in managing or recruiting patients with genetic conditions? This course is an introduction to how Genomics applies to your clinical practice. More...


Otto Wolff Keynote Lecture at Population, Policy & Practice Catherine Peckham Symposium

22nd September 2016
Part of the Otto Wolff Lecture series 2016. 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 October 2016

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...


Otto Wolff Keynote Lecture of International Mosaicism Symposium

10th Ottober 2016
Part of the Otto Wolff Lecture series 2016. 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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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...


Otto Wolff Neuroscience Symposium

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

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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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