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Introduction to cost-effectiveness analysis for Infectious Diseases - 2 day short course

Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September 2017

This two day course will take place in the UCL Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF.

The course is for people working in health care settings, academic environments, industry and governmental and non-governmental organisations who wish to achieve a basic understanding of, and be able to interpret, cost effectiveness analyses in the context of infectious diseases, with particular focus on HIV. It will be assumed that participants have no prior knowledge of cost effectiveness analysis.   The course includes:

  • Principles of economic evaluation of health care programmes
  • Basic aspects of infectious disease modelling
  • The use and role of economic evaluations in helping to make decisions, with particular regard to infectious diseases

The course will be led by Dr Valentina Cambiano and Professor Andrew Phillips from UCL Institute for Global Health.   In addition, specific sessions will be led by Dr Loveleen Bansi (UCL), Professor John Cairns (LSHTM), Dr Tim Colbourn (UCL), Dr Alec Miners (LSHTM), Dr Jasmina Panovska-Griffith (UCL), Dr Elena Pizzo (UCL), Paul Revill (University of York), Dr Alison Rodger (UCL) and Professor Mark Sculpher (University of York). The course will be interactive and informal.

In order to maintain a low participant to tutor ratio, attendee numbers will be limited.

Price:

NHS/Academic:                                  £500

Pharmaceutical Industry:                    £1,000

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Lunch and refreshments breaks will be included. Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

For further information please contact: Pat Withington

Tel: 020 7794 0500, ext. 34871; email: p.withington@ucl.ac.uk

A Five-Day Short Course on Methodological and Statistical Issues in Clinical HIV Research

This five day workshop will be run by the HIV Epidemiology and Statistics Group, Royal Free Centre for HIV Medicine, University College London (UCL) Medical School and will take place in the Lower Ground Floor Training Rooms 1 & 2, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF.

The course is for healthcare professionals and those working in the pharmaceutical industry, who have an interest in HIV. It is aimed at those with little or no prior statistical knowledge and will include:

  • Basic introduction to statistical techniques and hypothesis testing
  • The use of survival analysis in studies of HIV infection
  • The design and analysis of randomised controlled trials for antiretroviral therapy
  • The role of observational studies in HIV infection
  • The analysis of HIV RNA data and the use of surrogate marker endpoints in HIV clinical trials

The course is led by Prof Caroline Sabin. Course tutors will include Prof Andrew Phillips, Prof Amanda Mocroft and Dr Fiona Lampe. The course will be interactive and informal. In order to maintain a low participant to tutor ratio, numbers will also be limited.

Price:

NHS/Academic:                          £  500

Pharmaceutical Industry:            £1200

For further information please contact: Pat Withington

Tel: 020 7794 0500, ext. 34871; email: p.withington@ucl.ac.uk

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2nd HPRU PhD Academy Day

Date: Thursday 24th November 2016

Time: 12:30-16:30

Venue: Seminar Room (Wina A); Level 6, Division of Psychiatry, Maple House, 149, Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NF

HPRU PhD Academy Day - Theme A - Nov 2016.pdf

 

Symposium: Using data linkage to answer public health questions

The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections, research theme C: Improving the care and management of people with STIs and BBVs, would like to invite you to a data linkage symposium Using data linkage to answer public health questions, taking place on Monday 7th November 2016.

 

The course is free to attend, and will cover

  • Data linkage principles
  • Application of data linkage for surveillance, recommendations, and research
  • Issues around information governance
  • Overview of our work in the HPRU
  • Using linked datasets for modelling, qualitative work and phylogenetic distributions.

 

Details are below. Click here to sign up before Friday 7th October.

 

Using data linkage to answer public health questions

 

Date: Monday 7th November 2016

Times: 09:30 (registration) for 10:00 start, 16:30 end

Location: Public Health England, 61 Colindale Avenue, NW9 5EQ.

Cost: free of charge; lunch will be provided,

Deadline for registration: Friday 7th October 2016 (places will be confirmed upon receipt of booking by Gloria Wilson)

Agenda: Will be circulated with confirmation email.

1st HPRU PhD Academy Day

NIHR HPRU in Blood-Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections

1st PhD Academy Day

Date: Friday 22nd July 2016

Time: 8:45-13:00

Venue: Seminar Room (Wina A); Level 6, Division of Psychiatry, Maple House, 149, Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NF

Click here to download the full agenda

Society for Academic Primary Care 45th Annual Scientific Meeting

Dr Lorraine McDonagh will be delivering a presention titled "What are the facilitators and barriers to chlamydia testing in general practice using the COM-B Model: A systematic review" at this conference. 

2nd Annual Scientific Meeting

2nd Annual Scientific Meeting

NIHR HPRU in Blood-Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Wednesday 16th December, 9.30am – 4.00pm

The Sir William Wells Atrium,

Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street. London. NW3 2PF

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The International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research

Dr Sonali Wayal will be presenting a poster titled: Understanding The Greater Burden Of STIs Among Black Caribbeans In The UK: Evidence From A Systematic Review at this meeting on behalf of Dr C Griffiths, Dr C Mercer, M Gerrussu, Dr Hughes,Dr G Brook , Dr F Burns, Prof J Cassell, Dr P Crook, Dr E Winifred, Prof J Elford, Prof N Low, Dr H Mohammed, Dr A Nardone, Dr D Phillips and other members of the NIHR HPRU Steering Group.

British Association for Sexual Health and HIV Conference 2015

Dr Sonali Wayal presented a poster titled: Understanding The Greater Burden Of STIs Among Black Caribbeans In The UK: Evidence From A Systematic Review at this meeting on behalf of Dr C Griffiths, Dr C Mercer, M Gerrussu, Dr Hughes,Dr G Brook , Dr F Burns, Prof J Cassell, Dr P Crook, Dr E Winifred, Prof J Elford, , Prof N Low, Dr H Mohammed, Dr A Nardone, Dr D Phillips and other members of the NIHR HPRU Steering Group.