2019 Pre-conference Courses

The G-I-N & JBI Conference Committee is pleased to offer the following 6 pre-conference courses which will be held on Wednesday 30 October.  All courses will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre and include a networking lunch.  Please note that you can select any two half day courses and only pay the full day fee.  Click here to book.

Pre-Conference Course 1 delivered by Living Evidence - Maintaining  currency in the rapidly evolving world of evidence-based healthcare, the Living Evidence approach 

Time:  9:30am - 4:00pm

Location:  Room TBC

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of living evidence, including living systematic review, and the practical steps required to convert static guidelines into living guidelines
  • Define the challenges associated with the maintenance, publication, dissemination and implementation of living recommendations
  • Plan for the production of living guidelines and identify the barriers and enablers within their organisation and region that may affect this process

   
G-I-N Member                                 $440
G-I-N Non-member                        $550
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC     $220

Non-conference attendee            $550

For full information on this course please click here.

QueensPre-Conference Course 2 delivered by Queens University Canada - Predatory Publications in Evidence Syntheses: A Learning Forum

Time:  9:30am - 4:30pm

Location:  Room TBC

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how predatory publishing impacts the scholarly landscape
  • Describe predatory publications and their impact on evidence syntheses
  • Identify predatory publications from an established criteria
  • Communicate to both a research and lay audience about how to evaluate information found in both traditional and predatory publications.

 

G-I-N Member                                 $440
G-I-N Non-member                        $550
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC     $220

Non-conference attendee            $550

For full information on this course please click here.

canadian task force 

Pre-Conference Course 3 delivered University of Calgaryby University of Calgary - Methodologic Considerations for Screening and Prevention Guidelines: A Workshop Focusing on Canadian Task Force Approaches to Incorporating Citizen Perspectives and Formulating Recommendations that Highlight Shared Decision-Making

Time:  8:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Room TBC

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about CTFPHC methods developments that are transferrable and relate to the integration of values and preferences into formulating recommendation
  • Review GRADE systematic review methodologies adopted by the CTFPHC that inform values and preferences around screening and preventive healthcare programs
  • Acquire knowledge on the most recent focus group methodologies employed by the KT Unit of St, Michael’s Hospital and the CTFPHC which inform outcome prioritization and other elements in guideline development
  • Explore decision support tools developed by the CTFPHC that explain screening-specific benefits and often overlooking burdens and harms, such as false positives and overdiagnosis

 

G-I-N Member                                 $440
G-I-N Non-member                        $550
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC     $220

Non-conference attendee            $550

For full information on this course please click here.

GRADEXX Pre-Conference Course 4:   Part 1 - Using the GRADE approach to assess the certainty of evidence inGuideline Development

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

This workshop is 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. This workshop, Part 1, will cover how to use GRADE to assess the certainty of evidence. Part 2 will cover how to incorporate the evidence in the decision-making process to create recommendations using the Evidence to Decision Framework.

Time:  8:00am - 12:30pm

Location:  Room TBC

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how the GRADE approach fits into the overall process of guideline development
  • Learn about the GRADE approach to assess the certainty of evidence from a synthesis of randomised or non-randomised studies, including the domains of risk of bias, inconsistency, indirectness, imprecision, publication bias, large effects, dose response and opposing residual confounding
  • Apply this knowledge during hands-on exercises using examples
  • Create evidence tables using the GRADEpro software

 
G-I-N Member                               $330
G-I-N Non-member                      $440
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC   $110
Non-conference attendee          $440

For full information on this course please click here.

GRADEPre-Conference Course 4:   Part 2 - Using the GRADE approach to assess the certainty of evidence in Guideline Development

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

This workshop is 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. The first workshop (part 1) covers how to use GRADE to assess the certainty of evidence. This part 2, will cover how to incorporate the evidence in the decision making process to create recommendations using the Evidence to Decision Framework.

Time:  1.30pm - 5:30pm

Location:  Room TBC

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the criteria that decision makers should consider making decisions or recommendations
  • Identify the determinants of the strength of recommendation 
  • Obtain a working knowledge of information and evidence about resources/costs and patient preferences to inform decisions
  • Understand the importance of assessing issues of feasibility, equity and acceptability to inform decisions
  • Apply this knowledge during hands-on exercises using examples in an EtD framework

 
G-I-N Member                               $330
G-I-N Non-member                      $440
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC   $110
Non-conference attendee          $440

For full information on this course please click here.

JBIPre-Conference Course 5 delivered by JBI - Explore, discuss and engage with implementation planning using the CAN-Implement.Pro software

The second half of this workshop is computer -based, attendees must bring a laptop and will be given the software to enable them to apply the knowledge from part one when developing implementation solutions including 1) aligning knowledge to local contexts; 2) assessing innovations and barriers within implementation settings and contexts, and working through a process to 3) selecting, tailoring and testing implementation interventions.

Time:  8:00am - 12:30pm

Location:  Room TBC

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • To discuss contexts in which to apply the knowledge to action framework for evidence-informed practice change
  • To provide hands on experience with CAN-Implement.Pro software to facilitate stakeholder engagement in guideline activity, to enhance planning for implementation and to anticipate evaluation of impact on healthcare practice and outcomes

  
G-I-N Member                               $330
G-I-N Non-member                      $440
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC   $110
Non-conference attendee          $440

For full information on this course please click here.

University of AdelaideJBIPre-Conference Course 6 delivered by JBI & University of Adelaide - Analysis and Reporting measures of confidence in qualitative synthesis findings for healthcare decision making: a workshop on rigour and transparency

Time:  1:30pm - 5:30pm

Location:  Room TBC

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of qualitative synthesis and methods to evaluate confidence in using the findings of qualitative synthesis
    • To undertake appraisal of the quality of qualitative research studies
    • To generate a qualitative synthesis following the meta-aggregative approach
    • To evaluate confidence in recommendations arising from qualitative synthesis and create a Summary of Findings Table using ConQual

  
G-I-N Member                               $330
G-I-N Non-member                      $440
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC   $110
Non-conference attendee          $440

For full information on this course please click here.

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