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9 May, 2016 - Navigating peer review: a guide for Early Career Researchers

Time: 10:00:00 - 14:00:00

This event, organised by the UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Early Career Network (ECN), brings together editors from top journals to help you navigate the process of peer review. Talks will cover all stages of the peer review process, from writing peer reviews to responding to others’ reviews of your work. We will consider the pros and cons of the peer review process and there will be practical, interactive sessions. Registration closes 5pm Wednesday 4th May.

Location: UCL Front Quad Pavilion, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Sophie Bennett

Email: sophie.bennett.10@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 May, 2016 - Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00

Adolescents have moved to the centre stage of global health and development following the recent announcement of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. On May 10, The Lancet will publish Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, a report that brings together perspectives from public health, economics, political and social science, behavioural science and neuroscience to consider strategies to advance adolescent health and wellbeing. It reviews the current knowledge base for action, for engagement and empowerment of young people around their health, and considers the policy and legal frameworks for adolescent health and wellbeing. Professor Russell Viner from the UCL Institute of Child Health is hosting the launch as one of the four leaders of the Commission, along with colleagues from the University of Melbourne, Columbia University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health, , 30 Guilford St. , WC1N 1E

Contact: Micheline Kennedy

Email: enquiries@thelancetyouth.com

Phone: +44 (0)20 7905 2772

16 May, 2016 - Up Close and Policy: academics in conversation with policymakers

Time: 11:00:00 - 12:30:00

Have you ever wondered how research can inform policy decisions? Are you unsure of the best routes for engagement with public policy? Do you want to know more about when and how to communicate research to policymakers? Up Close and Policy sessions offer the chance to hear from UCL academics and policymakers on their experience of academic-policy engagement, the insights they have gained, and what they consider the key lessons for successful engagement. On 16 May, Up Close and Policy will bring together senior UCL academic Professor Susan Michie and external policymaker Andrew Black from the Department of Health to discuss their experience of academic-policy interaction. They’ll offer their views on the complexities of policy engagement and answer your questions on opportunities and pitfalls.

Location: Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Public Policy

Email: public-policy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 May, 2016 - Health behaviour change among teenage and young adult cancer survivors

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Part of the UCL Research Department of Epidemiology & Public Health '1pm' Seminar Series. Speaker: Ms Gemma Pugh, PhD student. All are welcome. The 1pm seminars are given by the department’s research groups and PhD students. Visitors from outside the department are requested to notify the seminar organisers if they wish to attend.

Location: G37 & G38, 1-19 Torrington Place, , , WC1E 7HB

Contact: Seminar Organisers

Email: webadministrator@public-health.ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 June, 2016 - UCL-TB June North London journal club

Time: 12:30:00 - 13:30:00

The June North London TB Journal Club will be presented by Jenna Wills and Conor Tweed at the Clinical Trials Unit. Please ensure you book your ticket in advance as security will need to print your tickets in advance and arrive ten minutes early to allow time to be escorted to the room. We will share deails of the paper to be presented before the meeting. UCL-TB is a cross-disciplinary community that spans UCL and our global partners supporting interaction and collaboration. Our aim is to research the treatment, cure and prevention of TB in communities with, and at risk of, tuberculosis.

Location: UCL CTU, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway , London , WC2B 6NH

Contact: UCL-TB

Email: tb@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 June, 2016 - UCLPartners introduction to quality improvement

Time: 09:30:00 - 16:30:00

UCLPartners is committed to supporting our partners to build communities who have the capability to deliver improvement across the partnership. This one day session is aimed at anyone interested in learning about the methodology and models UCLPartners use to support quality improvement work, covering all the basics necessary to understand and participate in QI initiatives. The session aim is to deliver a package including all the basics necessary to understand and participate in Quality Improvement initiatives. Open to all UCLPartners and partner organisation employees, and all UCLPartners postgraduate trainees and those in the Frontier (SASG) programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Rachana Bhatt

Email: Rachana.bhatt@uclpartners.com

Phone: Please email

6 July, 2016 - Comparing data across and within longitudinal studies: challenges, opportunities and resources

Time: 15:45:00 - 17:15:00

At the Research Methods Festival 2016, CLOSER will have an exhibition stand and live demonstrations of CLOSER Discovery, an online resource that enables researchers to search the contents of eight leading UK longitudinal studies. This session focuses upon the value of comparing data from different longitudinal studies, or different waves of the same study, and the challenges involved. Presentations will describe CLOSER-funded projects that have compared data from a number of different UK cohort studies via retrospective harmonisation of key measures, and two new CLOSER resources aimed at helping researchers who are interested in cross-study or cross-wave comparisons. Professor Rebecca Hardy (UCL MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing), Dr Bilal Nasim (UCL Institute of Education) and Ms Gemma Seabrook (UCL Institute of Education)

Location: , University of Bath, Bath,

Contact: CLOSER

Email: info@closer.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7331 5102

22 August, 2016 - 2016 international population data linkage conference

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In collaboration with The Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) and the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN), The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research is pleased to announce the 2016 International Population Data Linkage Conference, taking place at Swansea University Bay Campus, Wales from 22-26 August 2016. Hosted by the current Director of the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) and Co-Deputy Director of the The Farr Institute Professor David V Ford, this unique international conference is designed to provide researchers, policy makers, practitioners, administrators, regulators, and data guardians with opportunities to learn more about the cutting edge population data linkage work that is underway across the world.

Location: The Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus, Fabian Way Wales, UK, Crymlyn Burrows, SA1 8EN and SA1 8EP

Contact: Conference organising team

Email: info@ipdln.org

Phone: Please email

12 September, 2016 - Research methods course - UCL Department of Infection and Population Health

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The UCL Department of Infection and Population Health are thrilled to advertise their annual Research Methods Course which is run by The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research and is taught by leading researchers from UCL. This intensive course is designed for doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and researchers with an interest in Sexual Health, HIV, Infectious Diseases and other medical specialties wishing to develop their research skills. Prior experience in research and statistics is an advantage but not essential. The course aims to teach the following: • Principles of formulating a research question and designing a project; • Qualitative, quantitative, biostatistical and epidemiological research methods; • A practical guide to research governance, ethical approval and good practice in research; • How to critically appraise scientific literature; • Presenting at conferences and getting papers published. To register an interest, please email Lydia Clinton.

Location: UCL Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, Bloomsbury, London,

Contact: Lydia Clinton

Email: l.clinton@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 2084