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Friday, June 19, 2015

Upcoming events: Digital Health Conference and Exhibition (Salford) & GRADE-CERQual tool - Workshop (UCLAN)

For international readers this may be of limited relevance, but I've a couple of local events coming up. It's likely too late to book but other offerings will no doubt follow from the respective organisers. I'm very grateful to Salford University & UCLAN for my places and look f/w to posting about the Salford event next month.

Before then on Tuesday afternoon I'm on leave and will be at UCLAN:

GRADE-CERQual tool - Workshop
CERQual (Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative research)

Dear Colleague,

We thought the workshop (attached) might be of interest for you all? It will be introducing the newly developed CerQual criteria for the assessment of qualitative research into guidelines for practice, policy and service development. The event is led by one of the architects of this new approach, Claire Glenton, who was a co-author on the first ever published qualitative evidence synthesis for a Cochrane (EPOC) review, and who works in the Cochrane EPOC group in Norway. The work of the group crosses all relevant health topics and disciplines. The key information is as follows:

Qualitative evidence syntheses are increasingly used to bring together findings from qualitative studies. However, it is difficult to use these findings to inform decisions and policies because methods to assess how much confidence to place in synthesised findings are poorly developed. This workshop describes the GRADE-CERQual tool, an approach for assessing how much confidence to place in findings from qualitative evidence syntheses.

The workshop will cover the following topics:
  • Why and when might it be useful to carry out a systematic review of qualitative research?
  • Why assess confidence in findings from reviews of qualitative research?
  • Introduction to the GRADE-CERQual tool
  • Applying the GRADE-CERQual tool
During the workshop, we will discuss the topics listed above and will try out the CERQual tool through group exercises.

Many thanks

Rosemary Horan
Clerical Assistant | School of Health
University of Central Lancashire |Brook Building 418 |Preston PR1 2HE

Apparently the workshop was organised quite quickly so there is no webpage, there is an events page. If there are any insights I can share on this half-day I will do so.

Here are the details for Salford next month:

Dear Colleague,

The University of Salford have been tasked with running Digital Health Conference and Exhibition on 7th July 2015.

I believe this conference would be of huge interest and benefit to you considering your field of work.

Attending the Digital Health Conference and Exhibition 2015 allows you to explore the transformation of healthcare service delivery, while harnessing technology for patient benefit.

Using technology in healthcare can help you access an array of benefits, from boosting efficiency by reducing the need for face-to-face interaction, to promoting self-care and improving collaboration.

What are the benefits of attending?

The conference will provide you with tools to improve patient choice and satisfaction levels whilst enhancing quality of care by reducing face-to-face interaction.
  • Fitting in with people's busy lives
  • Delivering faster and more convenient services
  • Empowering patients to take control of their own healthcare needs.
  • Improving collaboration across healthcare, social care and industry.
  • Using technology to deliver the same high standard
For the full list of benefits and the full agenda click here

email Chris Reynolds on c.reynolds1 AT salford.ac.uk

Kind Regards,
Chris Reynolds
Marketing Officer | ONECPD
Salford Professional Development
Adelphi House, University of Salford, Salford M3 6EN

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