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Parkinson's UK Research Funding Roadshow Workshops - 29th & 30th January and 4th February 2020

Participate in PACFIND Survey

27th Intensive Course in Applied Epidemiology - Monday 2nd to Friday 6th March 2020, The Sir Duncan Rice Library University Aberdeen

The Scottish Centre for Evidence-based Multi-professional Practice: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence - Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Programme (CSRTP)

The Researcher Magazine - Edition 4

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Parkinson's UK - Research Funding Roadshow Workshops 2020

Parkinson's UK are running Research Funding Roadshow Workshops in January and February 2020, which aim to provide information on new Parkinson's research strategy and the Parkinson's research funding streams available to academics.

The workshops will also look at the grant application process, common pitfalls that cause applications to fail and will provide tips on what will help an application to succeed.

You can download the flyer here

To find out more contact Chloe MacMillan on Tel: 0300 123 3679, or email cmacmillan@parkinsons.org.uk

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Participate in a PACFiND study Brief Survey

Dear colleague

I am writing to request your participation in a brief survey. The survey is part of a study called PACFiND - PAtient-centred Care for Fibromyalgia: New pathway Design, funded by Versus Arthritis, which aims to improve healthcare for people with Fibromyalgia. Your responses to this survey will help us to understand current provision of NHS services for people with Fibromyalgia in the UK.

This survey is intended for health professionals who, in the last two years, have seen patients with Fibromyalgia or with signs and symptoms suggestive of Fibromyalgia (i.e. persistent widespread pain/tenderness for at least three months, with associated presentations, such as fatigue, non-restorative sleep, impaired memory/concentration and mood disorders).

Healthcare providers in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are invited to complete the survey which should take no more than 5 minutes of your time. Your participation is entirely voluntary and your responses will be anonymous.

Please click here or copy and paste the link below into your Internet browser to go to the survey.
https://redcap.abdn.ac.uk/surveys/?s=CMW9XC4ECA

If you would prefer, you can access the survey via the PACFiND website: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/iahs/research/epidemiology/survey-for-healthcare-professionals-1607.php

If you have any comments or questions, please contact the PACFiND team on pacfind@abdn.ac.uk

Thank you for your time.

Professor Gary Macfarlane on behalf of the PACFiND study team
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/pacfind

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27th Intensive Course in Applied Epidemiology - Monday 2nd to Friday 6th March 2020, The Sir Duncan Rice Library University of Aberdeen

We are very proud of the course’s long history and next year sees the 27th incarnation, and the 14th in Aberdeen since its move from Manchester.  The course is pitched at a level equivalent to an Epidemiology module in an MSc / MPH course and, although a background in medicine / healthcare / health research is assumed, no prior knowledge of epidemiology is expected.  The course has four streams:

  • Disease measurement;
  • Study design;
  • Methodology; and
  • Key skills

and we illustrate concepts using examples across several clinical areas.  The course features a faculty with an international reputation, all working in arthritis and musculoskeletal health, although the course covers concepts and methods common to all chronic disease epidemiology.

Brief information:

  • Dates:   Monday 2nd to Friday 6th March, 2020
  • Venue: Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen
  • Cost:
    • £950, includes all course materials, refreshments / lunch, and transport between course venue (university campus) and Aberdeen city centre (for recommended and other hotels).
    • £800, if booked by 30th November 2019.
    • Bursary places are available – see website for details.

Although accommodation is no longer included in the course fee, we have arranged a discounted rate at Aberdeen’s Jurys Inn hotel (www.jurysinns.com/hotels/aberdeen).  A link to the booking site will be e-mailed to you, after booking the course.

Further information is available from www.abdn.ac.uk/icae, download the Course Flyer, or please contact the course administrator with any queries, at epidemiology@abdn.ac.uk.

 

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The Scottish Centre for Evidence-based Multi-professional Practice: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence at Robert Gordon University - Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Programme (CSRTP)

The Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Programme (CSRTP) will run again in 2019, commencing in March and in December. Further details can be viewed on the attached flyer.

For further details please contact Professor Kay Cooper at k.cooper@rgu.ac.uk or jbc@rgu.ac.uk.

 

 

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    The Researcher Magazine - Edition 4

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