Join a half day workshop, critically appraising a piece of published research: 1st November - Critical appraisal of a Randomised Controlled Trial workshop 8th November - Critical appraisal of a Systematic Review workshop 15th November - Critical appraisal of a Qualitative Study workshop We are also running a half day workshop, concentrating on making sense of research results in the published literature: 22nd November - Making sense of results workshop For more details or to book please visit the CASP Eventbrite booking page or contact us if you would like your organisation to be invoiced for your booking - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Developing teaching skills for learning critical appraisal This course will take place virtually over 3 days: 1st, 4th & 6th April 2022 Due to the ongoing pandemic, this CASP Train the Trainer will run virtually, as it did in 2021. The main purpose of the CASP Train the Trainer course is to help participants develop the competence and confidence needed to run a ‘CASP-style’ critical appraisal workshop. There are very limited delegate places available to ensure that sessions permit discussion and interaction within the group, and with the lead trainer. CPD certification, equivalent to 24 hours, is available to those completing the [...]
New Train the Trainer Course: Developing teaching skills for learning critical appraisal This course will take place virtually over 3 days: 6th, 8th & 13th October 2021 Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have now decided to run the annual CASP Train the Trainer virtually. The main purpose of the CASP Train the Trainer course is to help participants develop the competence and confidence needed to run a ‘CASP-style’ critical appraisal workshop. There are limited delegate places available to ensure that sessions permit discussion and interaction within the group, and with the lead trainer. CPD certification, equivalent to 24 hours, is [...]
New virtual workshops have just gone live for the upcoming months. Workshops are available on the critical appraisal of Qualitative Studies, Randomised Controlled Trials, & Systematic Reviews. We also have added some workshops concentrating on Making Sense of Results, where we will take basic results from a research paper to calculate various measures of risk. These workshops take place over 3 1/2 hours, with very small numbers to allow for optimal participant to trainer communication. Current Workshop Schedule: Critical Appraisal of Qualitative Research - 19th, 23rd, 28th April 2021 Critical Appraisal of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT) - 7th, 12th, 26th May [...]
Following a recent schedule of virtual workshops focusing on randomised controlled trials, we have just released our next set of virtual workshops which will focus on systematic reviews. These sessions will take place in January 2021. Book now to join a virtual CASP session, looking at what systematic reviews are and how to read and understand them. Taking place over 3 hours, the session will be lead by CASP Trainer, Erica Ison. There will be an introductory presentation, small group work appraising a published paper, followed by group discussion and feedback. The aim of the workshop is to give you the [...]
Launching CASP Online! We are very excited to let you know that today we are launching our first CASP online learning modules. So many of you have wanted to attend CASP training and now you can access CASP online, in the comfort of your own home. We are offering a 25% discount, which we will run for a limited time on these first courses. We have an introduction to critical appraisal and a bundle covering Randomised Controlled Trials, available now, and we will be adding more and more courses over the following months. Visit our online learning page here For a limited time [...]
Take a look at our newly updated RCT checklist. Following a review by Erica Ison & Penny Grey, and by using feedback from the CASP community, we have made some slight changes to the overall structure and content, and some changes to terminology. Here are a couple of the changes we have made, which we hope will make this checklist even easier to follow and use: We have changed the structure from 3 to 4 sections - Is the basic study design valid for a randomised controlled trial? (Section A) Was the study methodologically sound? (Section B) What are the results? [...]
Dates: 12-14 October 2020 Venue: Kellogg College, Oxford, UK. Our next ‘Train the Trainer’ course is now open for bookings! These workshops take place over 3 days and help develop teaching skills for learning critical appraisal. During the workshops you will experience a typical CASP (critical appraisal skills) workshop appraising a published paper, followed by a deconstruction of the methods and content. Sessions will continue on: Study designs Structuring a workshop How to use a checklist Making sense of statistics and numbers used in research How to teach, and use interactive approaches Teaching practice and peer to peer feedback Educational objectives [...]
CASP Egypt Workshops - Book Now Taking place at the National Research Centre (NRC) in Giza, Egypt between 6-7th March 2019. Suitable for; graduate students and research supervisors carrying out systematic reviews, RCT's or diagnostic studies, peer reviewers, physicians and healthcare workers interested in clinical research, healthcare policy makers and guideline developers, and, clinicians who want to use research evidence in professional practice. Trainers to include: Professor Inas Sami Dr Ahmed Elkhadem Dr Dalia Saba Dr Hend Salah Dr Ahmed Kotb To register and for further details please contact: (within Egypt) +2011-44111149 Venue: National Research Centre, New Conference Hall, 33 el [...]
Professor Amanda Burls, a former director of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme, has produced a mobile app called BestEvidence that enables users to get access to the best available evidence at the time it is needed. It works by accessing the TRIP database which searches many resources, including PubMed and the Cochrane Library. A special free CASP version of BestEvidence is available. To get this on your mobile phone open the web browser on your phone and go to www.BestEvidence.Info/CASP which will take you to the page where you can register an account. (BestEvidence can also be used on a table or [...]