Improving critical appraisal skills in Geneva

 Tuesday 30 April 2013    Bespoke course | Pharmaceutical | Switzerland


Improving critical appraisal skills in Geneva

The scenic Jiva Hill Park Hotel situated at the foothills of the Jura Mountains facing the majestic Mont Blanc was the venue for our latest bespoke training event. Senior staff of a pharmaceutical company were brought together from all over Europe for an intensive training day in critical appraisal knowledge and skills. Everybody was already familiar with reading clinical research papers so the focus was on improvement and banishing any areas of uncertainty. Company research papers were used to illustrate key concepts. At the end of the long day everybody headed off to Geneva airport with heads bursting with knowledge and plenty of ideas on how to improve the use of clinical papers within the company.

Upgrades now available to attend critical appraisal classroom events

 Monday 22 April 2013    Online course | Website


Upgrades now available to attend critical appraisal classroom events

The Critical Appraisal Company continues to make learning critical appraisal knowledge and skills as cheap and easy as possible. Subscribers to the Critical Appraisal Online Course can now upgrade their purchase to a Critical Appraisal Masterclass or Critical Appraisal Workshop reservation for a nominal fee without having to contact us through the helpdesk. We've updated the accounts page to make the upgrade option appear to those with an active subscription.

Save money with multiuser subscriptions

 Friday 19 April 2013    Online course | Website


Save money with multiuser subscriptions

Substantial discounts are now available for multiuser subscriptions to the Critical Appraisal Online Course. Start saving with a one month subscription for 10 users all the way up to a twelve months subscription for 100 users! Multiuser subscriptions are perfect for organisations such as universities, postgraduate medical departments and pharmaceutical companies. The savings can be enjoyed by any group of healthcare professionals, including medical students, nurses and doctors undertaking projects or revising for exams. Set up your group subscription today!

Critical Appraisal Workshop in Hong Kong

 Monday 15 April 2013    Hong Kong | Workshop


Critical Appraisal Workshop in Hong Kong

The Critical Appraisal Workshop is returning to Hong Kong on 26-27 October 2013. The venue is the Rennaisance Harbour View Hotel, a 5-star hotel situated on the waterfront, adjacent to the HKCEC. This conference is open to all healthcare professionals who want to read clinical papers with more confidence, including doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, students and researchers. Delegates will be sent a copy of The Doctor’s Guide to Critical Appraisal book when they reserve a workshop place and will be given instant access to the Critical Appraisal Online Course. At the workshop delegates will be guided through our new critical appraisal workbook which contains short exercises based on excerpts from clinical papers and complete clinical papers. This is the most comprehensive course on critical appraisal knowledge and skills available in Hong Kong. Due to the workshop format of this training event, places are limited. Reserve your place soon before the event sells out!

Critical appraisal training in Dubai

 Friday 12 April 2013    Bespoke course | United Arab Emirates


Critical appraisal training in Dubai

The Critical Appraisal Company ran another successful Critical Appraisal Workshop in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this week. This was our eighth event in Dubai! The workshop continues to be a popular choice for continuing professional development activity. Over 150 doctors and nurses from a range of clinical specialties attended the training event. Many delegates had been recommended the workshop by their colleagues but were unable to get places on the sold out events last year. This was the first event to use our new critical appraisal workbook that we launched earlier this month. The response was great! We received many positive comments about the excerpts from clinical papers used in the workbook. The focus on completing exercises to make sure delegates understood the essential concepts was a refreshing change for many delegates more used to didactic teaching methods. The event was also the first to use interactive handset technology in Dubai. We’ve been using this technology in the UK and Ireland since 2004 but never before in Dubai. Again, the interactive component of the workshop was appreciated by the delegates. Due to demand, the workshop will be repeated later this year.

10th Critical Appraisal Workshop in Sydney announced

 Monday 08 April 2013    Australia | Workshop


10th Critical Appraisal Workshop in Sydney announced

We are pleased to announce that the Critical Appraisal Workshop is returning to Sydney, Australia, in October 2013. This is our tenth workshop in Sydney! We’ve chosen to run the workshop at the fabulous InterContinental Hotel again, which is conveniently close to transport links and overlooks the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The InterContinental has a sensational internal courtyard and beautifully restored meeting rooms, creating a most comfortable learning environment. Expect to be pampered! The last sold-out event in Sydney was attended by healthcare professionals from a range of clinical specialties and the feedback was excellent. The new critical appraisal workbook will be used in the workshop to make this the most comprehensive workshop on critical appraisal knowledge and skills available to Australians. We’ve kept the price unchanged although the rising strength of the Australian Dollar makes the workshop an absolute bargain! Reserve your place soon!

New critical appraisal course materials launched

 Thursday 04 April 2013    Masterclass | Workshop


New critical appraisal course materials launched

Today the postman delivered a very special package to our office! We took delivery of our brand new workbook that will be used in the Critical Appraisal Masterclass and Critical Appraisal Workshop. The workbook has doubled in size and is now in full colour, to make navigating it and reading it easier. However, the changes are not just cosmetic. We've listened to the feedback from our delegates and implemented every great idea! As a result, every page of the original workbook has been updated. The workbook is packed with more exercises than ever before. Over 50 excerpts from clinical papers are used to illustrate the key learning points to make critical appraisal easy to understand. References to The Doctor’s Guide to Critical Appraisal and the Critical Appraisal Online Course are included on every page. Both the award-winning book and access to the online course are included with course reservations. By not duplicating factual information from these two sources in the workbook, more room has been allocated to exercises. Our delegates love the interactive nature of our events and now that interactive element is significantly increased - no pun intended! It’s taken an incredible amount of time to perfect the workbook and we're very proud of the result. We can’t wait to see the reaction of delegates to the new learning materials! The new workbook will debut in the Critical Appraisal Workshops in Dubai and London later this month.