The PPA proudly presents: Making sense of the evidence; “what works?” A crash course for clinicians.
Do you struggle when reading research papers? This 2 day course is designed for clinicians and aims to enable you to become a better user of clinical research. The course will explain and cut through the jargon of clinical trials and systematic reviews and offer a framework for critically appraising these studies. Participants will develop the skills to confidently go beyond the abstract of a paper and be able to make more informed judgements about what these studies might mean for their practice.
Course Format The course will consist of a mix of lectures and practical workshops. Pre-course reading materials will be sent to delegates and include links to contemporary open-access papers, relevant to pain, that will be used during workshop activities. At all times the emphasis will be on keeping it clinically relevant, fun and interactive.
About Dr Neil O’Connell
Neil is a member of the editorial board of the Cochrane Pain, Palliative, and Supportive Care (PaPaS) group, is the senior editor for the pain science blog Body in Mind (www.bodyinmind.org ) and was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the UK's National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2016 guideline for the management of low back pain and sciatica. A Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy in Brunel University London, Neil divides his time between research and teaching. He previously worked extensively as a MSK physiotherapist. His main research interests are around persistent pain with a focus of evidence-based practice and he has published extensively in this area.
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Membership costs just £20 per year!
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Reservation is a contract. Cancellations must be made in writing and will be subject to a 10% administration charge.
No refunds will be made for cancellations notified within seven days of the event, but substitute delegates will be accepted at any time