‘Key Steps’ lecture at Restorative Dentistry conference

 Thursday 31 October 2013    Bespoke course | Conference | Dentistry


‘Key Steps’ lecture at Restorative Dentistry conference

Today Dr Gurpal S. Gosall from The Critical Appraisal Company spoke at the 'Improving Outcomes in Restorative Dentistry' conference at the Royal College of Physicians, London. This was a joint meeting of The British Society for Restorative Dentistry, The Association of Consultants and Specialists in Restorative Dentistry, The Specialist Registrars in Restorative Dentistry Group (SSRDG) and The British Association of Teachers of Conservative Dentistry. We were invited by the SSRDG to give a short talk on the key steps in appraising clinical papers. In 45 minutes the delegates were given a whirlwind tour of critical appraisal topics in Dr Gosall's unique style. We hope everyone enjoyed the talk and thanks for the invite!

Evaluating research evidence in Abu Dhabi

 Tuesday 22 October 2013    Bespoke course | Pharmaceutical | United Arab Emirates


Evaluating research evidence in Abu Dhabi

The Critical Appraisal Company delivered an interactive training session on critically appraising research articles in Abu Dhabi today. We were invited to give a summary of how to read a paper and then take the delegates through appraisals of two research papers. The interactive element of the presentation was fast and furious, with delegates quizzed intensively on research methods and statistics by two members of our team. The feedback was excellent, with delegates appreciating having their knowledge refreshed and being challenged on a range of research topics.

Critical appraisal lecture tour continues in Sydney

 Sunday 20 October 2013    Australia | Bespoke course | Workshop


Critical appraisal lecture tour continues in Sydney

After a short flight from our training event in Brisbane, The Critical Appraisal Company landed in Sydney. A one day course was held for employees of the National Prescribing Service followed by a one day course for the Red Cross Blood Service. The weekend was spent at the InterContinental Sydney where we ran our 10th Critical Appraisal Workshop over two days. It's been an exhausting but exhilarating week! It always gives us immense satisfaction to see people understanding the language of critical appraisal and applying their skills on short exercises and clinical papers. This was the first time we used our new short exercises workbook and clinical papers workbook in Australia and the feedback comments were excellent! We're already planning our next workshop in Sydney in 2014. Enquiries are welcome for bespoke courses.

Critical appraisal training event in Brisbane

 Wednesday 16 October 2013    Australia | Bespoke course


Critical appraisal training event in Brisbane

The Critical Appraisal Company ran a bespoke critical appraisal training event today for the Red Cross Blood Service in Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. The event was a follow-up to the successful workshop held two years ago in Melbourne. Delegates were guided through the knowledge and skills of critical appraisal in a one day course that lasted six hours. After the event all the delegates were given complimentary access to the Critical Appraisal Online Course to help them consolidate their learning. This Red Cross event is to be repeated later this week in Sydney.

Commissioners benefit from evidence-based medicine training

 Tuesday 15 October 2013    Bespoke course


Commissioners benefit from evidence-based medicine training

It's not just clinicians who benefit from the training we offer. This week we gave a talk to a group of commissioners in Birmingham about how to evaluate clinical evidence. Commissioners are in the unenviable position of having to decide which services to fund with a finite set of resources at their disposal. It is important that they are not swayed by evidence which is of poor quality or is misleading in some way. We guided the group on how to take a step-by-step approach to appraising research papers. It was a short but hopefully useful session that showed that there's more to reading a research paper than scanning the abstract.

2014 dates announced for the Critical Appraisal Masterclass

 Tuesday 08 October 2013    Masterclass | Website


2014 dates announced for the Critical Appraisal Masterclass

The Critical Appraisal Masterclass covers everything you need to appraise clinical papers in one intensive day. The course workbook includes many short exercises to improve your understanding of critical appraisal. The course is popular amongst people revising for critical appraisal exams, presenting in journal club meetings, starting research projects and preparing for job interviews. We are pleased to announce that in 2014 the Critical Appraisal Masterclass will take place on 15 March, 31 May and 27 September. All events take place at the Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport. Reservations are now being taken!

Free critical appraisal training event in Burnley, Lancashire

 Friday 04 October 2013    Bespoke course | Free


Free critical appraisal training event in Burnley, Lancashire

The Mackenzie Healthcare Library at Burnley General Hospital, Lancashire, hosted a critical appraisal training event today led by Dr Gurpal S. Gosall of The Critical Appraisal Company. Dr Gosall works in the neighbouring Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust as a Consultant Psychiatrist and this was the second time the event had been held in Burnley. This free event was attended by 70 healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and medical librarians. Over an intensive seven hours, the delegates were guided through critical appraisal topics. Slides, interactive handset technology and exercises in the course handout were used to keep everyone stimulated and learning throughout the day. All the delegates will receive a complimentary one month subscription to the Critical Appraisal Online Course to help them consolidate their new knowledge and skills.