The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Research Design and Statistics Symposium
Title: Research changes lives - How to generate and apply high quality evidence to your practice
Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November, 2017 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day)
This symposium is offered over two days, although each day may be booked independently.
The aim is to provide clinicians with an introduction to evidence based ophthalmology through
- an overview of research design and implementation, appropriate statistical approaches and evidence appraisal and synthesis
- an opportunity to embed learning by discussion of research ideas at an early stage
Target audience: Any clinician with an interest in undertaking research or applying research evidence to improve their practice and services.
Attendees are asked to submit ahead of the symposium a short outline research proposal or a research question that can be used in the interactive ‘research surgery’ session each day.
Co-Chaired by Dr Catey Bunce, Reader in Medical Statistics, King’s College London & Mr Richard Wormald, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
Wednesday 24 May 2017 08:00 – 09:00
For researchers who will be attending the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2017 in Liverpool.
RCOphth Annual Congress 2017 - Registration
The Royal College of ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2017 - Programme
Organizers: Gabriela Czanner, PhD, CStat, Sarah E. Coupland, MBBS, PhD, FARVO and Bruce I. Gaynes, OD, PharmD
Saturday May 6, 2017, Baltimore, United States
Members of the OSG - Gabriela Czanner, Catey Bunce, Marta Garcia-Finana and Ana Quartilho are contributing to the ARVO (The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) 2017 Annual Meeting Education Courses
ARVO 2017 Annual Meeting Education Courses
3rd November 2016 (12.00 noon – 4.30pm, registration and coffee from 11.30am).
Lecture Theatre, Clinical Tutorial Complex
2nd floor, Moorfields Eye Hospital
162 City Rd, London
The meeting will focus upon method agreement studies in ophthalmology and the enduring nature of the correlation coefficient.
Professor Martin Bland and Professor David Garway-Heath will be speaking as will members of the Ophthalmic Statistics Group.
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Members of the OSG are contributing to the following event at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Tuesday 9th February 2016, 9.00-16.30 at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Wednesday 20 May 2015 08:00 – 09:00
For any researcher who will be attending the Annual Congress meeting of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists at the AAC in Liverpool on the 20th
May, there will be a statistical workshop presented by members of the Ophthalmology Research Section of the NIHR Statistics group at 8 am which you are encouraged to attend
Workshop for practical statistics: Helpful statistics for ophthalmologists / ophthalmic researchers
Chaired by Mr Richard Wormald and of interest to anyone who wishes to write research papers and avoid simple statistical errors. The speakers are members of the Ophthalmic Statistics Group, which is a group of statisticians who have come together
because of a common desire to help ophthalmic researchers write research papers free of statistical issues. Statistical formulae will be kept to a minimum (unless requested) and relevance to ophthalmology will be highlighted.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2015, Liverpool
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Monday 11 May 2015, 13.00-16.00 at the University of Liverpool
Ophthalmic researchers today are faced with a variety of methods of measuring ocular characteristics such as intraocular pressure, retinal nerve fibre layer thickness and macular thickness. It is not uncommon to find papers which report on whether or not such methods are interchangeable. It is also not uncommon to find errors in the statistical analyses in such papers or in the interpretation of results in such papers.
This talk highlights some common misunderstandings in the analysis of such studies, with some applied examples, promotes the use of limits of agreement and questions why old habits are hard to change. An introduction to the Ophthalmic Statistics Group will be provided - this being a group of medical statisticians working across the UK and beyond who have come together because of a common interest in ophthalmic research and desire to raise statistical standards in ophthalmic research.
The Royal Statistical Society GAS & RSS Merseyside local group
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