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2604, 2022

Workshops added for 2022…

By |April 26th, 2022|Categories: news|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

2211, 2021

Booking now open for Train the Trainer Course 2022

By |November 22nd, 2021|Categories: news|

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 [...]

2304, 2021

CASP Train the Trainer goes Virtual

By |April 23rd, 2021|Categories: news|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

2202, 2021

More Virtual Workshop Dates added…

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: news|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

212, 2020

Virtual Workshops on Systematic Reviews

By |December 2nd, 2020|Categories: news|

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, [...]

1811, 2020

NEW ONLINE LEARNING

By |November 18th, 2020|Categories: news|Tags: |

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 [...]

1210, 2020

Updated RCT Checklist

By |October 12th, 2020|Categories: news|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

804, 2020

Bookings now open for CASP ‘Train the Trainer 2020’

By |April 8th, 2020|Categories: news|

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 [...]

1302, 2019

CASP Workshops in Egypt

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: news|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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