About this event

  • Date and time Wed 13 Nov 2019 from 8:30am to 8:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

This study day will promote the application and concepts of evidence-based medicine within paediatrics and child health and offer participants an update on relevant tools, resources and databases.

Topics include:

  • Know about evidence-based databases, their strengths and limitations and develop awareness around the levels and hierarchy of evidence
  • Understand the importance of formulating a PICO question in trying to answer clinical questions
  • Demonstrate the basics of literature search and know about Systematic Reviews, their value in EBM and how they are developed
  • Gain an overview of the principles of meta-analysis
  • Understand when to use simple statistical tests and their interpretation
  • Develop critical appraisal skills and practice their application in appraising published studies
  • Know about the different types of bias and the importance of assessing research bias
  • Value the use of EBM skills and critical thinking in daily clinical practice
  • Know about the use of evidence in complex, system-wide interventions
  • Gain ideas on how to get involved in evidence synthesis
  • Develop ideas and techniques to enhance the use of Journal Clubs in a meaningful way 

LME skills evening

'Leadership Opportunities for Paediatric Trainees' by Paediatric trainees from the National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow Scheme

*Please ensure you book online before the event date - limited places available to register on the day and lunch will not be provided*

Agenda

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Registration
Welcome and introduction

Dr Defne Saatci, Paediatric Registrar, Northwick Park Hospital

Session one

Navigating the hierarchy of evidence for paediatricians

Professor Alastair Sutcliffe, Professor of General Paediatrics, University College London and Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Top five research articles in paediatrics

Dr Ronny Cheung, Consultant in General Paediatrics, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Exploring observational studies

Dr Joseph Ward, Paediatric Registrar and Clinical Research Fellow, University College London Hospitals Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Tea and coffee break

Session two

Delegates will be split into four groups. Each workshop topic will run twice, simultaneously, during each round.

Interactive workshops - Round one
Workshop 1a: Critical appraisal of randomised controlled trials

Dr Neil Chanchlani, Paediatric Registrar and Clinical Research Fellow, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and University of Exeter and Dr Andrew McArdle, Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College London

Workshop 2a: Interpreting diagnostic studies in paediatric research

Dr Haris Achilleos, Paediatric Emergency Medicine Registrar, Royal London Hospital and Dr Ruud Nijman, Paediatric Emergency Medicine Registrar and Academic Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London

Lunch
Interactive workshops - Round two
Workshop 1b: Critical appraisal of randomised controlled trials

Dr Andrew McArdle, Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College London and Dr Neil Chanchlani, Paediatric Registrar and Clinical Research Fellow, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and University of Exeter

Workshop 2b: Interpreting diagnostic studies in paediatric research

Dr Ruud Nijman, Paediatric Emergency Medicine Registrar and Academic Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London and Dr Haris Achilleos, Paediatric Emergency Medicine Registrar, Royal London Hospital

Session three

Exploring systematic reviews and meta-analysis

Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash, Associate Professor, Wellcome Intermediate Clinical Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Tea and coffee break

Session four

Ethical considerations in paediatric research – On and off the frontline

Dr Joe Brierley, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Chair, Bloomsbury Local Research Ethics Committee

The patient journey – From trial to outcome

Dr Rachel Royston, Clinical Trial Manager and Ms Jessica Budgett, Research Assistant, University College London

Meet the editors’ - Panel discussion

Dr Greta McLachlan, Associate Editor, BMJ Practice, Mrs Juliet Dobson, Associate Editor, BMJ Opinions and Dr Ian Wacogne, Edition Editor, Education and Practice, Archives of Disease in Childhood

Closing remarks

Dr Defne Saatci, Paediatric Registrar, Northwick Park Hospital

Close of meeting

LME skills evening

Registration
Leadership opportunities for paediatric trainees

Paediatric trainees from the National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow Scheme

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom