Pre Conference Courses - Manchester 2018

The G-I-N Conference Committee is pleased to offer the following pre-conference courses which will be held on Tuesday 11 September 2018.  The courses will be held at the Principal Hotel Manchester with the exception of one which will be held at the NICE Offices in Manchester.

All course fees include a networking lunch at the Principal Hotel.

Special offer:  select two half day courses for the same price as a full day course!

Click here to register for a pre-conference course.

Pre-Conference Course 1

The Use of Core Outcome Sets to Inform Guideline Development

Time:  9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: The Principal Hotel, Manchester, Clocktower Room 5 

This course aims to describe the rationale for using  a Core Outcome Set (COS) in clinical guidelines, and demonstrate how the COMET database helps to facilitate this, as well as describe the issues to consider when deciding whether a COS is applicable to a guideline in development.  

Guideline developers are now involved in the development of some COS.  Research recommendations emerging from guidelines, particularly where evidence is sparse or low quality, can likewise flag important gaps in COS development and so continue the evidence life cycle.  

The use of COS in guidelines will ensure that outcomes important to patients and health care professionals are considered.

For full course information please click here

 

G-I-N Member

£135

G-I-N Non-member

£165

Student/Consumer Rep

£100

LIMC

£65


 

Pre-Conference Course 2

Developing Guidelines for Rare Diseases: Balancing Rigour and Pragmatism

Time: 08:30am – 12:30pm

Location: The Principal Hotel, Manchester, Clocktower Room 1

This course is focused on improving the care of patients with rare disease and is designed specifically for those involved in supporting this patient group and therefore relates to the theme of ‘Why we do what we do’. The development and use of guidelines is a key element of the new European Reference Networks which are designed to improve the quality of care rare disease patients across Europe will receive through the sharing of knowledge and expertise.

At the end of this course, participants will have knowledge and skills on how to develop pragmatic guidelines for management of rare diseases.

For full course information please click here

G-I-N Member

£135    


G-I-N Non-member

£165

Student/Consumer Rep

£100

LMIC

£65

Pre-Conference Course 3

Introduction to Evidence for Guidelines

Time:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: The Principal Hotel, Manchester, Clocktower Room 6

This course will provide basic  knowledge and practical experience in searching to support the development of clinical guidelines. By the end of the course participants will:

  • understand the importance of literature searching in guideline development
  • learn how to formulate a search question and develop a simple literature search strategy
  • be familiar with the methods and challenges of literature searching for clinical guideline development at NICE

To provide basic knowledge of how to critically appraise studies to support the development of clinical guidelines. By the end of the course participants will:

  • understand the importance of critical appraisal in guideline development
  • learn how to appraise a systematic review study*
  • learn how to appraise a randomised controlled trial*

*SIGN critical appraisal checklists will be used for the study appraisals

For full course information please click here

G-I-N Member

£185

G-I-N Non-member

£225

Student/Consumer Rep

£140

LMIC

£95

Pre-Conference Course 4

Introduction to Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies

Time:  1:30pm – 4:30pm

Location: The Principal Hotel, Manchester, Clocktower Room1

This course aims to highlight and target the importance of understanding and critically appraising diagnostic accuracy studies. This is critical in progressing to understanding diagnostic meta-analysis.

  • understand the principles of diagnostic test accuracy studies
  • identify the strengths and weaknesses of different diagnostic accuracy study designs
  • appraise study outcomes and judge the quality of study methodology
  • be familiar with measures of diagnostic accuracy, such as sensitivity, specificity, positive    
  • and negative predictive value and receiver operating characteristic (ROC)/area under the curve (AUC)
  • understand the difference between diagnostic test accuracy studies and test-and-treat studies

For full course information please click here

G-I-N Member

£135

G-I-N Non-member

£165

Student/Consumer Rep

£100

LMIC

£65


Pre-Conference Course 5

Using Shared Decision Making to Achieve the Purpose and Impact of Guidelines

Time: 9.00am - 12:00 noon

Location: The Principal Hotel, Manchester, Clocktower Room 4

The aims are for the participant to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to:

Aim 1: Incorporate shared decision-making principles in a clinical practice guideline

Aim 2: Understand what is involved to create shared decision-making tools (evidence-based patient decision aids)

The specific objectives are for the participant to be able to:

  • Appreciate the concept and current understanding of shared decision making
  • Understand the role of shared decision making and the relationship with clinical practice guidelines
  • Name three distinct principles of shared decision making and how they can be incorporated into clinical practice guidelines
  • List components that require conceptual development to create a patient decision aid
  • Describe evidence-based processes for creating a patient decision aid
  • Identify overlapping areas between the guideline development process and the patient decision aid development process

For full course information click here

G-I-N Member

 £135

G-I-N Non-member

 £165

 

Student/Consumer Rep

 £100

LMIC

 £65

Pre-Conference Course 6 - Fully booked!

Re-defining Guideline Adaptation and Implementation: beyond development, generating a case for facilitation and pre-planned implementation

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: The Principal Hotel, Manchester, Clocktower Room 4

The main goals of the course include the following:

Presenting the theoretical basis to guideline adaptation projects, with an emphasis on implementation planning and implementation including:

  • Introducing attendees to the knowledge to action framework for evidence-based practice change.
  • Methods for the identification and clarification of issues or problems in practice, how to identify and confirm the impact of problems; the role of pre-planning for implementation when preparing for a guideline adaption project; clarifying guideline priorities; and establishing a call to action informed by key stakeholder engagement strategies.

To discuss and group work solution building strategies for three key steps in planning for guideline implementation, including:

  • Aligning knowledge to local contexts with a focus on organisational systems/practice
  • Assessing innovations, adopters and the practice environment for barriers and supports for implementation
  • Selection, tailoring and testing of implementation interventions

 For full course information click here

G-I-N Member

 £135

 

G-I-N Non-member

 £165

 

Student/Consumer Rep

 £100

LMIC

£65

Pre-Conference Course 7

A Course on Barrier Identification & Solution to Address Guideline Implementation Challenges

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: The Principal Hotel, Manchester, Clocktower Room 5

This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills in assessing local context barriers and developing relevant and practical solutions to implement best practice clinical guidelines.

Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, the participants will:

  • Learn and understand our innovative local context barrier identification strategy
  • Know and demonstrate skills in developing solutions to address the barriers in context (includes stakeholder involvement)

For full course information click here

G-I-N Member

£185

G-I-N Non-member

£225

Student/Consumer Rep

£140

LMIC

£95

Pre-Conference Course 8*

Using the GRADE approach to assess the certainty of evidence in Guideline Development: Part 1

Time: 8:00am - 12.30pm

Using the GRADE Evidence to Decision Framework (EtD) to make decisions: Part 2

Time:  1:15pm - 5:15pm

Location: The Principal Hotel, Manchester, Clocktower Room 7

* Participants can attend Part 1 and 2 or attend one workshop depending on their needs.

Part 1 of a two-part series of workshops about the use of GRADE in guideline development. To create guidelines, developers must synthesise the evidence, assess the evidence, and then use the evidence to make recommendations. Part 1, will cover how to use GRADE to assess the certainty of evidence

Part 2 of a two-part series of workshops about the use of GRADE in guideline development. To create guidelines, developers must synthesise the evidence, assess the evidence, and then use the evidence to make recommendations. Part 2, will cover how to incorporate the evidence in the decision-making process to create recommendations using the Evidence to Decision Framework.

For full course information click here

 

G-I-N Member

£135

G-I-N Non-member

£165

Student/Consumer Rep

£100

LMIC

£65

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