"CIHR-OHRI Knowledge Synthesis Training course on conducting and"
CIHROHRI Knowledge Synthesis Training course on conducting and reporting systematic reviews for health services and policy research – apply now Background: Knowledge synthesis is an important component of both knowledge translation and planning future research. Through funding from the CIHR Institute of Health Services Policy and Research, we are delighted to announce a knowledge synthesis training course in synthesis for health services and policy research. The course will provide participants with an in depth understanding of different approaches to knowledge synthesis relevant to health services and policy research, how to complete an effectiveness review, including contextualizing the findings; as well as how best to use such reviews. Other benefits include possible publication of the completed review and participating in train the trainer workshops. Course details: The on‐site course will consist of three one‐week modules, in Ottawa, during 2009 (weeks of 27th April, 15th June, and 30th November). The course will include distance learning and mentorship between modules. The on‐site course will be highly interactive and structured around small group and individual exercises. Course Instructors: The course will be led by national and international faculty (David Moher, Dean Fergusson, David Gough, Jeremy Grimshaw, John Lavis, Jennie Popay, and Peter Tugwell) from the Ottawa Health Research Institute, University of Ottawa, McMaster University, University of London, and University of Lancaster, and tutors. The course will be offered in English, although the synthesis can be completed in English or French. students from the applied health services research community. Target participants: The course is geared towards faculty, post‐doctoral fellows, and PhD Space is limited: We anticipate accepting 20 people for the course during its first year. The course will be provided free of charge to participants who will be responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation costs. How to apply: To apply for the course please include: 1. a statement of commitment that you can participate in all three week long course modules, in Ottawa; 2. 3. 4. 5. a commitment to completing a synthesis; you can cover your own travel and accommodation costs; a 1000 word summary as to the salience of the course to your career development; an updated curriculum vitae; your current position bearing in mind whom the course is geared towards; for post‐doctoral fellows and PhD students, a letter of support from your supervisor or director; 6. a provisional question that will be used to complete your systematic review. Application deadline: Completed applications will be accepted until 19th December 2008. Selection of successful candidates will be announced on 23rd January 2009. Contact information: Please send completed applications to: Nancy Cleary (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by postal mail to: Nancy Cleary Clinical Epidemiology Program Ottawa Health Research Institute Box 208 , 501 Smyth Road Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6