Events 2018

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30th October 2018 3-4pm Exeter Health Economics Group

Health technology adoption in Canada: moving from appraisal to optimization

Dr Jeff Round
Institute of Health Economics, Alberta, Canada

This seminar will discuss how reimbursement and technology approval organisations are expanding the remit of health technology appraisal from narrow questions of health technology appraisals (HTA) to wider questions of health technology optimization (HTO). Typically decisions about whether or not some technology, intervention or programme should be funded are expressed as either a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. This approach works well in cases where an intervention and its effects are both clearly defined and limited in scope. Health technology appraisal bodies such as NICE or CADTH frequently evaluate technologies in this fashion. In the Canadian province or Alberta, the HTA body responsible for such decisions is increasingly exploring decision making processes that go beyond individual appraisals to focus on wider questions of technology optimization. Jeff Round will draw on recent experience in Alberta of an appraisal and optimization programme around services for the treatment and rehabilitation of people who have suffered an ischemic stroke. He will illustrate the impact that focusing on optimization can have for a health system, and the challenges for analysts in moving to more complex decision making processes.

Please register your attendance at https://bit.ly/2E9cYcg

For further information please contact l.k.watson@exeter.ac.uk

JS07, Smeall Building, St Luke's
31st October 2018 1-2pm APEx Seminar

Cancer diagnosis trials in primary care – ECASS and ERICA
Professor Willie Hamilton, Professor of Primary Care Diagnostics

Contact Joy Choules j.l.choules@exeter.ac.uk 01392 722743 http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/apex/seminars/

JS07, Smeall Building, St Luke's
31st October 2018   Qualitative Research Advice Clinic
For PenCLAHRC and IHR Staff and Students

UEMS qualitative researchers will be available to give face-to-face advice and signposting for your qualitative research queries.

Please book a time via the UEMS store: https://store.exeter.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/nihr-clahrc-south-west-peninsula/qualitative-research-advice-clinic
 
Please note that the Online Booking Service closes 7 working days prior to the event.

Room TBC, St Luke's
6th November 2018 5.30-7pm

Academy of Nursing

Annual Seminar Series

No Health without Mental Health

Why do we separate mental health and physical health and what are we doing to bring them together?
Mental health and physical health are in reality conjoined twins. Our mental wellbeing affects our physical health and our physical state has a huge impact on our mental health. And yet we often treat them as if our minds and bodies live on different planets. Come and hear how local initiatives are bridging the gap between mental and physical health, in particular improving mental wellbeing for people with long-term conditions.

Speakers:

  • Jonny Wilkins, Clinical Team Lead, Talking Health - DAS Long Term Conditions Team, Devon Partnership NHS Trust
  • Emma Tucker, Service Manager, Liaison Psychiatry Service, Devon Partnership NHS Trust
  • Marie Ash, Peer Support Worker, Devon Partnership NHS Trust and Joint Lead, Devon and Torbay Suicide Prevention Alliance

For further information and to book your place for this Seminar, please email Marte Lavender: m.lavender@exeter.ac.uk

Lecture Theatre, RILD Building, RD&E
8th November 2018 10.30-11.30am Process evaluation seminar

Mixed-method mediation analysis for process evaluation With Obi Ukoumunne

Advanced-level round-table seminars on process evaluation

No need to register for the seminars. These seminars will assume some knowledge of process evaluation and/or the other topics being discussed.

A list of all the workshops and seminars is available on this webpage: http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/ihrprocessevaluation/events-seminars-and-training/

WK Norman, Medical School Building, St Luke's and F083, Knowledge Spa, Truro 
14th November 2018 10.30-11.30am Process evaluation seminar

What is the difference between realist evaluation and process evaluation? With Daisy Parker

Advanced-level round-table seminars on process evaluation

No need to register for the seminars. These seminars will assume some knowledge of process evaluation and/or the other topics being discussed.

A list of all the workshops and seminars is available on this webpage: http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/ihrprocessevaluation/events-seminars-and-training/

WK Norman, Medical School Building, St Luke's and F083, Knowledge Spa, Truro 
15th November 2018 10am-12pm Exeter Clinical Trials Support Network

Are you involved in Clinical Trials?

Open to anyone currently or wishing to be involved in Clinical Trials. It is a free event and a great opportunity to meet and network with others involved in Clinical Trials and learn from each other.

Please RSVP to the CTSN Mailbox: ctsn@exeter.ac.uk

For information on video-link to remote sites please also e-mail ctsn@exeter.ac.uk

G27, Medical School Building (EMS), St Luke's
20th November 2018 10am-1pm Health Statistics Group –
Stats Advice Clinics

Members of the Health Statistics team will be available to assist with your Stats related queries during the following sessions below – please email them individually to discuss your query or arrange an appointment.

Attendees will be asked to complete a questionnaire prior to their Stats Clinic
appointment, to enable the team to offer the best advice.

Sarah Walker - Email: s.walker@exeter.ac.uk

St Luke's
22nd November 2018 1-2pm Qualitative Research Support Group

Crafting Communities of Health: The Work of Hope in Aging Japan

Unprecedented life expectancy and associated demographic changes in Japan have led to widespread anxieties about aging on several different scales: at the national level; in local communities; and on a deeply personal level. Communities and individuals are responding to the challenges of aging and of care in older age in various and often imaginative ways, crafting networks of support and strengthening social ties. In this paper I draw on ethnographic fieldwork in a community in Osaka, chosen for its high proportion of elderly, and describe some of its networks of support, focusing particularly on a Non-Profit Organization (NPO) which began as a mutual aid network (or tasukeai) inspired by the ideas of a well-known social activist. I focus on the activities of people involved in these networks of support, many of whom are themselves elderly or concerned about aging; in doing so I explore the broader social and organizational context within which hope arises, and move to explore the motivations of the people involved, outlining what I term an 'attitude of hope'. I argue that for those involved in community activities and support networks, hope is not a form of passive resignation but rather an active attitude and a form of citizenship.

Iza Kavedžija is a Lecturer in Anthropology at the College of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of Exeter. As an anthropologist of Japan, she began her research on aging, care and wellbeing in 2007 at the University of Oxford. She conducted intensive ethnographic fieldwork in the city of Osaka in 2008-9 and again in 2013. Iza’s monograph, entitled ‘Making meaningful lives: Tales from aging Japan’, is forthcoming with the University of Pennsylvania Press.

For further information, please contact Linda Dumchen: linda.dumchen@exeter.ac.uk

2.13, South Cloisters, St Luke's
28th November 2018 1-2pm APEx Seminar

Exploring the role of peer-led group-based interventions in the care of adult sexual abuse survivors
Judit Konya, UEMS Academic Clinical Fellow
AND
To beet or not to beet? That is the question – a brief review of dietary nitrate as a potential ergogenic and therapeutic aid
Sinead McDonagh, UEMS Research Fellow

Contact Joy Choules j.l.choules@exeter.ac.uk 01392 722743 http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/apex/seminars/

JS07, Smeall Building, St Luke’s Campus,
5th December 2018 1-3pm Health Statistics Group –
Stats Advice Clinics

Members of the Health Statistics team will be available to assist with your Stats related queries during the following sessions below – please email them individually to discuss your query or arrange an appointment.

Attendees will be asked to complete a questionnaire prior to their Stats Clinic
appointment, to enable the team to offer the best advice.

Gary Abel - Email: G.A.Abel@exeter.ac.uk

Smeall Building, St Luke's
12th December 2018   Qualitative Research Advice Clinic
For PenCLAHRC and IHR Staff and Students

UEMS qualitative researchers will be available to give face-to-face advice and signposting for your qualitative research queries.

Please book a time via the UEMS store: https://store.exeter.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/nihr-clahrc-south-west-peninsula/qualitative-research-advice-clinic
 
Please note that the Online Booking Service closes 7 working days prior to the event.

Room TBC, St Luke's
13th December 2018 10.30-11.30am Process evaluation seminar

How does ‘implementation’ in process evaluation relate to the ‘implementation studies’ field? With Vashti Berry

Advanced-level round-table seminars on process evaluation

No need to register for the seminars. These seminars will assume some knowledge of process evaluation and/or the other topics being discussed.

A list of all the workshops and seminars is available on this webpage: http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/ihrprocessevaluation/events-seminars-and-training/
WK Norman, Medical School Building, St Luke's and F083, Knowledge Spa, Truro 
17th December 2018 9.15am-4.15pm Health Statistics Group workshop

Introduction to Stata statistical software workshop
 
The workshop will assume no prior knowledge of Stata, but basic familiarity with spreadsheets and other statistical software (e.g., SPSS) is useful.  The topics covered in the workshop include: importing data from an Excel spreadsheet into Stata; generating new variables; basic statistical analyses (e.g., t-test, Chi-squared test); use of “do” files to save Stata commands used in analyses; and use of “log” files to save output from Stata analyses.
 
Please let me know via my e-mail if you would like to book a place (O.C.Ukoumunne@exeter.ac.uk)

2.13, South Cloisters, St Luke's