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608, 2018

Want to get high quality research evidence to inform your health decisions quickly?

By | August 6th, 2018|Categories: news|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

2103, 2018

Training on teaching skills for critical appraisal

By | March 21st, 2018|Categories: news|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 continue on; different appraisal tools for different study designs, making sense of the results and statistics [...]

411, 2017

Applications invited for a free place on CASP Train the Trainer workshop, Oxford 13-15 November 2017

By | November 4th, 2017|Categories: news|

Applications invited for a free place on CASP Train the Trainer workshop, Oxford 13-15 November 2017 The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) is working in partnership with the Department of Library & Information Science, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda to award a free place, on the CASP ‘Train the Trainer’ Course. This is a 3-day training programme designed for people who want to be more confident in teaching critical appraisal skills [...]

211, 2017

Booking now open!

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: news|

CASP's next 'Train the Trainer' course has now been confirmed to take place from 23-26th March 2015 in Oxford, and you can confirm your place by booking now. This 4 day course will cover the critical appraisal of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews & qualitative studies. It will also have a session on how to find the evidence, in a dedicated IT suite. The broad aim of our train the [...]

404, 2016

Critical Appraisal Training in Cairo, Egypt – April 2016

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: news|

CASP Egypt are running a three-day course on critical appraisal 20-22 April 2016. This 3 day training course will take place in Cairo. Take a look at the programme, being led by Professor Amanda Burls (CASP Trainer) for the course here. Any discipline or specialty are welcome, not just dentists. If you are interested in attending, please contact either: CEBD@dentistry.cu.edu.eg or ahmed.elkhadem@dentistry.cu.edu.eg

401, 2016

Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library

By | January 4th, 2016|Categories: news|

NEW ARTICLE ON PLOS: Establishing a library of resources to help people understand key concepts in assessing treatment claims—The “Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library” (CARL) 'People are frequently confronted with untrustworthy claims about the effects of treatments. Uncritical acceptance of these claims can lead to poor, and sometimes dangerous, treatment decisions, and wasted time and money. Resources to help people learn to think critically about treatment claims are scarce, and [...]

610, 2015

International Conference of EBHC Teachers & Developers

By | October 6th, 2015|Categories: news|

28th – 31st October 2015 Taormina (Italy) Evidence for Sustainability of Health Care: increasing value, reducing waste Bookings are now open for the 7th International Conference of EBHC Teachers & Developers hosted by GIMBE Foundation. Built on 6 previous highly successful meetings, the Conference is an excellent opportunity to network with worldwide EBHC teachers and developers in the wonderful frame of Taormina, the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. Meet EBHC [...]

405, 2015

CASP Fest! – A review of the day from Heather Lodge

By | May 4th, 2015|Categories: news|

Heather Lodge (Public Health England) May 2015 There is something special about the Mawby room at Kellogg College, Oxford. You could be forgiven for finding it unprepossessing. It is quite a dark room with a good view of the car  park and the busy Banbury Road. At best, the room holds about 25 people and negotiating your way between the tables requires a dexterity of footwork that wouldn’t go amiss on [...]

605, 2014

International Clinical Trials Day – Tuesday 20th May 2014

By | May 6th, 2014|Categories: news|

It’s International Clinical Trials Day. Watch the new AllTrials campaign video. And change something. Results from around half of clinical trials have never been published. Information on what was done and what was found in these trials could be lost forever to doctors and researchers, leading to bad treatment decisions, missed opportunities for good medicine, and trials being repeated. The contributions of the hundreds of thousands of patients who took [...]

605, 2014

NEWS International Clinical Trials Day – Tuesday 20th May 2014

By | May 6th, 2014|Categories: news|

It’s International Clinical Trials Day. Watch the new AllTrials campaign video. And change something. Results from around half of clinical trials have never been published. Information on what was done and what was found in these trials could be lost forever to doctors and researchers, leading to bad treatment decisions, missed opportunities for good medicine, and trials being repeated. The contributions of the hundreds of thousands of patients who took [...]

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