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BRAPP, Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine, London

 Thursday 21 July 2016    Pharmaceutical | United Kingdom | Workshop


BRAPP, Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine, London

The Critical Appraisal Company ran a critical appraisal workshop this week in association with the British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians (BrAPP) in London. The delegates were physicians working in the pharmaceutical industry and revising for the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine examination. The exam is held by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and comprises of a mutiple-choice question paper and a critical appraisal paper. During this bespoke BrAPP course a review took place of knowledge and past paper questions to give everyone's revision a timely boost.
Good luck to everyone taking the exam!

Pharma training in Switzerland

 Friday 24 April 2015    Bespoke course | Pharmaceutical | Switzerland


Pharma training in Switzerland

Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, Basel in Switzerland was the venue for a training course this week for a pharmaceutical company. The full day event used the company's own publications to illustrate the key concepts in the critical appraisal of research papers. Our bespoke courses can be tailored to the exact requirements of the customer. For example, we are happy to replace our own teaching materials with company materials and sign confidentiality agreements. We never reuse bespoke materials. So if you are looking for bespoke training instead of a generic course, get in touch. Collaborate with us for the perfect training course!

Working with the British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians

 Friday 01 August 2014    Bespoke course | Pharmaceutical


Working with the British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians

The Critical Appraisal Company ran a critical appraisal workshop this week in association with the British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians (BrAPP) in London. The delegates were physicians working in the pharmaceutical industry and revising for the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine examination. The exam is held by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and comprises of a mutiple-choice question paper and a critical appraisal paper. During this bespoke BrAPP course a review took place of knowledge and past paper questions to give everyone's revision a timely boost. Good luck to everyone taking the exam!

Critical appraisal training in California

 Wednesday 18 June 2014    Bespoke course | Pharmaceutical | United States


Critical appraisal training in California

Today in San Francisco we delivered a training session on critical appraisal skills to delegates working in a major pharmaceutical company. As well as going over key concepts, delegates were taken through real research papers to put their skills into practice. Adopting an interactive approach is important as it helps to illustrate what can otherwise be difficult-to-grasp concepts. We produced a bespoke course booklet for this event which contained a range of short exercises to supplement the clinical papers. It was a short visit to sunny California but it was great to see the confidence in the room improve as the session progressed.

Evidence-based medicine in Barcelona

 Thursday 29 May 2014    Bespoke course | Pharmaceutical | Spain


Evidence-based medicine in Barcelona

This week we were in Barcelona delivering training to a pharmaceutical company. This request followed a similar meeting for the same company in another country. Word-of-mouth recommendations are not just limited to our Masterclasses and Workshops - our bespoke events are also recommended widely! As with all our bespoke events, the agenda for the meeting was specifically focused on the needs of the delegates. Organising the bespoke event was by email and telephone conferences and it only took a matter of days before the event details were finalised. It was great to meet the delegates and improve their confidence reading clinical research papers.

Improving critical appraisal skills with the Medical Science Liaison Association

 Wednesday 27 November 2013    Bespoke course | Pharmaceutical


Improving critical appraisal skills with the Medical Science Liaison Association

The aims of the Medical Science Liaison Association (MSLA) are to provide a common platform in the UK to drive compliance value, credibility and sustainability of the Medical and Scientific Liaison (MSL) role in the pharmaceutical industry. The MSLA launched "How to…" educational seminars in 2012 , a series designed to enhance and add value to the MSL function. Members were surveyed to identify topics which are of most interest to the field medical community and the seminars kicked off with a "How to Critically Appraise a Clinical Paper / Statistics" day in 2012. In November 2013 The Critical Appraisal Company returned to deliver another day on improving critical appraisal skills. The training was supplemented by every delegates receiving access to the Critical Appraisal Online Course and a copy of The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal.

Time to refresh research skills in Zurich

 Wednesday 20 November 2013    Bespoke course | Pharmaceutical | Switzerland


Time to refresh research skills in Zurich

Today The Critical Appraisal Company was in Zurich, Switzerland, delivering a critical skills training update to senior managers of a pharmaceutical company. Critical appraisal is a vast topic area and it's important to revisit even basic concepts regularly in order to not overlook areas where weaknesses in research methodology may arise. Indeed it's only by being constantly challenged that we all can recognise areas where we need to improve. The format of the training update was interactive, with questions being posed on a range of topics. Examples of strengths and weaknesses were gleaned from a range of clinical papers.

Updating critical appraisal skills in Bangkok

 Tuesday 05 November 2013    Bespoke course | Pharmaceutical | Thailand


Updating critical appraisal skills in Bangkok

The capital city of Thailand was the location today for a critical appraisal skills update session we ran for a major pharmaceutical company. An overview of the steps involved in appraising research papers was followed by an interactive session discussing the strengths and weaknesses of randomised controlled trials and observational trials using a question-and-answer format. Observational interventional trials are prone to a wide range of weaknesses compared to gold standard randomised controlled trials but they provide real world data on the comparative effectiveness of different interventions and can add to the evidence base. There was just enough time to sample the culinary delights of Bangkok before heading home to England!

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 for pharmaceutical physicians in London

 Monday 23 September 2013    Bespoke course | Pharmaceutical


Critical appraisal for pharmaceutical physicians in London

In association with The Critical Appraisal Company, the British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians (BrAPP) ran a critical appraisal workshop at the Royal College of Pathologists, London. Everything pharmaceutical physicians do in the pharmaceutical industry is based upon evidence. Pharmaceutical physicians are involved in the development of clinical trial programmes, in ensuring that research is conducted to the highest standards of GLP, GCP and GMP and in the review and interpretation of numerous studies conducted with medicines, devices and new treatment interventions to ensure ever improving standards of healthcare. It is therefore of vital importance that pharmaceutical physicians are competent in the process of critical appraisal throughout their careers in pharmaceutical medicine as they review clinical trial protocols and plans, evaluate pharmacovigilance reports, prepare regulatory submissions to relevant authorities, prepare/advise on NICE submissions, advise colleagues and clinicians in the appropriate use of medicines and devices, approve promotional copy, shape stakeholder training programmes and advise on the review and preparation of commercial information including due diligence procedures. The critical appraisal workshop lasted two days and also covered the material examined in the DipPharmMed exam. Good luck to all the exam candidates!

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