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LABtalks and EBMtalks Package Deal
LABtalks and EBMtalks Package Deal

LABtalks and EBMtalks Package Deal

This package deal permits attendance at all 10x LABtalks dates and all 10x EBMtalks level 1 dates. This package is non-refundable and not available for resale.

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Time & Location

03 Nov 2021, 10:00 – 30 Jan 2022, 03:00

Online Zoom Webinar Series

About the course

EBMtalks is the first in a 3 level program designed to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the principles of evidence-based medicine and healthcare practice. Each level will build upon the last to help you develop confidence in reading, understanding and critically appraising healthcare research .

This level in core foundations will introduce you to the history and philosophy of science and evidence-based practice. You will learn about the different types of observational and clinical research to appreciate their usefulness - and their limitations.

The language of research can be learnt and fluency can be achieved. This course will help you to learn how to search for and find research online, how to identify a variety of common study models and discover how each has been designed, when they are appropriate to be used, what we can and cannot infer from each study type, what the common errors and pitfalls are and deepen your understanding of confounders.

A key aim for the course is to introduce the concept of epidemiology and how it is relevant to understanding of health and disease. You will learn about the gold standard of randomised controlled trials where we will explore the fascinating world of placebo and nocebo effects and understand the psychological, social and biological underpinnings of their effects.

You will also be introduced to what are arguably the most important forms of evidence: systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

The core foundation level course will introduce research using a non-mathematical approach however you will learn some of the basics about several of the types of statistical models used to interpret healthcare research and how to make sense of the numbers in simple, practical ways to help you understand the outcomes of studies. You will also be able to appreciate the different types of statistical models used for specific types of research and interpret visual represenations of some of these.

This course is ideal for you if you are a healthcare practitioner or student wanting to refresh or deepen your understanding of evidence-based practice, especially from more of a nutrition perspective. Whether you want to find the best quality evidence to support your patients or develop your understanding about an area of interest at a deeper level, making friends with research is essential. If you are a nutrition student and you are struggling with research concepts or want to further develop your skills to help you prepare for written assignments, this course is great for you.

EBMtalks is the first in a 3 level program designed to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the principles of evidence-based medicine and healthcare practice. Each level will build upon the last to help you develop confidence in reading, understanding and critically appraising healthcare research .

This level in core foundations will introduce you to the history and philosophy of science and evidence-based practice. You will learn about the different types of observational and clinical research to appreciate their usefulness - and their limitations.

The language of research can be learnt and fluency can be achieved. This course will help you to learn how to search for and find research online, how to identify a variety of common study models and discover how each has been designed, when they are appropriate to be used, what we can and cannot infer from each study type, what the common errors and pitfalls are and deepen your understanding of confounders.

A key aim for the course is to introduce the concept of epidemiology and how it is relevant to understanding of health and disease. You will learn about the gold standard of randomised controlled trials where we will explore the fascinating world of placebo and nocebo effects and understand the psychological, social and biological underpinnings of their effects.You will also be introduced to what are arguably the most important forms of evidence: systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

The core foundation level course will introduce research using a non-mathematical approach however you will learn some of the basics about several of the types of statistical models used to interpret healthcare research and how to make sense of the numbers in simple, practical ways to help you understand the outcomes of studies. You will also be able to appreciate the different types of statistical models used for specific types of research and interpret visual represenations of some of these.

This course is ideal for you if you are a healthcare practitioner or student wanting to refresh or deepen your understanding of evidence-based practice, especially from more of a nutrition perspective. Whether you want to find the best quality evidence to support your patients or develop your understanding about an area of interest at a deeper level, making friends with research is essential. If you are a nutrition student and you are struggling with research concepts or want to further develop your skills to help you prepare for written assignments, this course is great for you.

If you are neither a healthcare student nor practitioner but are generally interested in learning how to read healthcare research and improve your understanding of evidence-based medicine and healthcare science, to improve your critical thinking skills in a world of nutrition guru's, fad diets and fake news, this course could be a great introduction for you.

This is not a nutrition course and so you will learn nothing new about nutrition itself, though you will learn how to find information about nutrition or any healthcare related topic independently. The course will assume no prior level of knowledge of research methods, statistics or science, but will be aimed at university level. It will also be a pre-requisite to more advanced levels of the EBMtalks which will be offered in the future.

The core-foundations course will run over 10x 2 hour sessions, starting in mid-May and ending late-September, so it should fit in smoothly with academic year end and start, for student attendees. There will be no EBMtalks events running over August - sto you can have a few weeks break to relax and digest the information from the course.

There will be a day-time, evening and weekend options for each event date and your ticket can be used interchangably. You are even welcome to attend both sessions if you feel you want a chance to absorb the information a little further. Detailed slides will be provided for each session. These are copyrighted and cannot be shared with anyone not attending the course.

The EBMtalks core foundations level course can only be purchased as a whole. The 10 sessions can be used for 20 hours CPD and costs £300.

The synopsis for each day is as follows:

Day 1: History and philosophy of science and evidence-based medicine.

Day 2: Finding research: databases, search engines, optimising search terms, storing and collating research. Formulating research questions. Private versus open access research and their strengths and limitations. Introduction to types of evidence and the hierarchy of evidence.

Day 3: Introduction to forms of bias in research including cognitive bias. Introduction to critical thinking. Introduction to placebo and nocebo.

Day 4: Introduction to epidemiology - understanding its relevance to nutrition, controversies and issues. Introduction to statistical concepts in epidemiology.

Day 5: Cohort studies - types of cohort studies, research uses of these studies, common statistical models employed. Key principles in critical appraisal for cohort studies.

Day 6: Case-control studies - types of design approaches, the questions these studies aim to address and their limitations. Key statstical models used and critical appraisal considerations.

Day 7: Cross-sectional and ecological studies - understanding their uses in practice, how to critically appraise them and the kinds of statistical models used.

Day 8: Case studies and Case series, animal and in-vitro evidence, in-silico research and making sense of genetic studies.

Day 9: Interventional studies - Randomised and non-randomised controlled trials, types of control models, the sociology and psychobiology of placebo and nocebo effects. Types of statistical models used. Key principles in critical research.

Day 10: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses - understanding the overlap and differences in these studies, their design, their limitations and key statistical models and visual representations of pooled data.

The dates for these events are:

Day 1: Wednesday 3rd November - 10am-12noon OR 7pm-9pm OR Saturday 6th November 10am-12 noon

Day 2: Wednesday 10th November - 10am-12noon OR 7pm-9pm OR Saturday 13th November 10am - 12noon

Day 3: Wednesday 17th November - 10am-12noon OR 7pm-9pm OR Saturday 20th November 10am - 12noon

Day 4: Wednesday 24th November - 10am-12noon OR 7pm-9pm OR Saturday 27th November 10am - 12noon

Day 5: Wednesday 1st December - 10am-12noon OR 7pm-9pm OR Saturday 4th December 10am - 12noon

Day 6: Wednesday 8th December - 10am-12noon OR 7pm-9pm OR Saturday 11th December 10am - 12noon

WINTER BREAK

Day 7: Wednesday 5th January - 10am-12noon OR 7pm-9pm OR Saturday 8th January - 10am - 12noon

Day 8: Wednesday 12th January - 10am-12noon OR 7pm-9pm OR Saturday 15th January - 10am - 12noon

Day 9: Wednesday 22nd January - 10am-12noon OR 7pm-9pm OR Saturday 22nd January - 10am - 12noon

Day 10: Wednesday 29th January - 10am-12noon OR 7pm-9pm OR Saturday 29th January - 10am - 12noon

LABtalks is a 10 week course, providing 20 hours of BANT and ANP CPD accredited education to help nutrition and health practitioners choose and interpret laboratory assessments with confidence, based on the latest available evidence.

Whether you are a student, a newly qualified practitioner or a seasoned professional, staying up to date, reflecting on assumptions and practice trends is important for clinical confidence.

You have a choice of times/dates to attend to suit your schedule and you are welcome to move between the events accordingly, though you need to attend all 10 dates to receive the CPD certificate.

The subjects we will cover each week include:

Week 1: Ethical practice and laboratory accreditation - an introduction to the essentials of choosing and prioritising assessments, both private and NHS, including appropriate referrals and effective engagement of GP's and other medical consultants. What is meant by evidence-based interpretation and how does this affect use of private testing?Accreditation of laboratories and selection of companies.

Week 2: Primary assessment of nutritional status and associated states of insufficiency.

Week 3: Endocrine testing - primary hormone profiling for thyroid, prostate, adrenal and reproductive health.

Week 4: Cardiometabolic risk assessment - anthropometric, blood and urinary testing for diabetes and cardiovascular biomarkers.

Week 5: Digestive health assessment - for bowel, pancreatic, gastric (inc. H.Pylori, pernicious anaemia) and liver health.

Week 6: Musculoskeletal and renal health assessment - including auto-immune considerations.

Week 7: Allergy testing and a critical look at intolerance testing.

Week 8: Comprehensive and specific stool testing options.

Week 9: A critical look at intestinal permeability and testing options, alongside breath testing in digestive health (fructose, lactose, SIBO).

Week 10: Organic acid testing: Uses, limitations, cautions, considerations and interpretation.

These sessions will not be recorded or available as recordings and are subject to copyright. Sharing any resources without explicit written consent will result in a non-refundable barring of access to remaining and future courses.

The course is purchased as a whole and cannot be purchased as individual sessions.

The dates for this event are:

Week 1 - Thursday 4th November - 10am -12noon  OR 7pm-9pm OR Sunday 7th November - 10am-12 noon

Week 2 - Thursday 11th November - 10am -12noon  OR 7pm-9pm OR Sunday 14th November - 10am-12 noon

Week 3 - Thursday 18th November - 10am -12noon  OR 7pm-9pm OR Sunday 21st November - 10am-12 noon

Week 4 - Thursday 25th November - 10am -12noon  OR 7pm-9pm OR Sunday 28th November - 10am- 12noon

Week 5 - Thursday 2nd December - 10am -12noon  OR 7pm-9pm OR Sunday 5th December - 10am - 12noon

Week 6 - Thursday 9th December - 10am -12noon  OR 7pm-9pm OR Sunday 12 December - 10am - 12 noon

Week 7 - Thursday 6th January - 10am -12noon  OR 7pm-9pm OR Sunday 9th January - 10am - 12 noon

Week 8 - Thursday 13th January - 10am -12noon  OR 7pm-9pm OR Sunday 16th January - 10am - 12noon

Week 9 - Thursday 20th January - 10am -12noon  OR 7pm-9pm OR Sunday 23rd January - 10am - 12noon

Week 10 - Thursday 27th January - 10am -12noon  OR 7pm-9pm OR Sunday 30th January - 10a

Tickets

  • Package deal: EBM/ LABtalks

    This ticket provides access to all 10x LABtalks and EBMtalks sessions.

    £500.00
    +£12.50 service fee

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