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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Previous Events

List of months

Thursday 28 February 2013

Wolfson Workshop in collaboration with the Applied Stats Unit - Missing data: An Important Nuisance

10:00am to 4:00pm, F009 Wolfson Seminar Room, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6BH

This workshop will be run by: Professor Christina Sotto, Hasselt University, Belgium.

Missing or incomplete data is a common occurence in medical and social research. Research data, whether of a cross-sectional, survey type, correlated (e.g. repeated measures) or longitudinal nature, are seldom complete, and as such, require appropriate methodology to deal with this incompleteness in the data. Missingness, which is typically viewed as a nuisance, usualy induces additional complexity in any statistical analysis, since most data analysis procedures are not designed for them. The manner in which incompleteness in the data is addressed can have important implications on the resulting conclusions.

Professor Sotto will share her experience in handling of missing/incomplete data with focus on the basic principles and different methodological approaches.

This workshop requires limited background in statistics and is open to Wolfson Fellows, Wolfson Postgraduate Associates and Postgraduate students.

This workshop will be hosted by Dr Adetayo Kasim, WRIHW Statistician and Dr Nick Vivyan, Lecturer, School of Government and International Affairs.

Registration

This workshop is now oversubscribed and registration is now closed. There is a holding list and should anyone drop out at the last minute places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you wish to be held on the waiting list and you can attend at short notice please contact Jennifer Cook (ext 40206).

Timings

10:00 - 11:00 Introduction
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break (WRI Street)
11:30 - 12:30 Basic methods for missing data analysis
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch (WRI Street)
13:30 - 15:00 Advance methods for missing data analysis
15:00 - 16:00 Discussion and conclusion

Contact jennifer.cook2@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Conference, Durham, 28 February 2013, Ethics in community-based participatory research

10:30am to 4:00pm, Holgate Conference Centre, Grey College, Durham University, South Road, DH1 3LG

Following the production of a guide and case materials on ethics in community-based participatory research, the Centre for Social Justice and Communty Action will be holding a conference in Durham on Thursday 28 February 2013. For details and a booking form, contact: socialjustice@durham.ac.uk or click onto the CSJA web page for further information.

Contact socialjustice@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 15 February 2013

MRI Research Seminar: Durham University Neuroimaging Centre and James Cook University Hospital

12:30pm to 2:30pm, F009, Wolfson Seminar Room, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees

The meeting will bring together Clinicians and Researchers from James Cook Hospital and Durham University to discuss research.  There will be approximately 6-7 short presentations (10 mins each) from people from both institutions. 

In November 2012 Durham University's Neuroimaging Facility at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough was officially opened.  The facility houses a Siemens 3-Tesla MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner. 

The aim of the meeting is to facilitate collaborative MRI research across institutions. 

Lunch will be catered for.

Registration

To register for this event please email j.d.connolly@durham.ac.uk

Timings

 

12:30 Lunch (WRI Street)
12:45 Welcome by Professor David Milner, FRS, Director of Durham University's Neuroimaging Centre
12:50 Lectures, Questions and Answers
14:10 Coffee and discussions
14:30 Close

Contact j.d.connolly@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 12 February 2013

WRI Fellows/Anthropology Seminar - Paul Woodgate (Wellcome Trust)-February 12th 2013

12:00pm to 2:00pm, lunch: Common Room, 1st Floor Dawson Building. Seminar: Ground Floor, Dawson Building., Paul Woodgate - Wellcome Trust

An opportunity to listen to Paul Woodgate from the Wellcome Trust  on February 12th 2013.  This is a joint venture between Anthropology and Wolfson Research Institute.  Paul will provide information on research funding opportunities in Ethics and Society.  There are opportunies to ask Paul questions.

Lunch will be provided from 12 -1pm in the Common Room, 1st Floor, Dawson Building, Science Site, Durham.

The seminar time is 1-2pm on the ground floor, seminar room, Dawson Building, Science Site, Durham.

Please book your place herePlease note there are limited places available.

Contact julie.mcloughlin@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 4 February 2013

Wolfson Research Institute - Coffee Morning

10:30am to 11:00am, Wolfson Street, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus

Join us on Monday 4 February 2013 at 10.30am in the 'Street' for the opportunity to network and catch up with colleagues and Fellows over coffee and a cake.

 

 

Contact jennifer.cook2@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 1 February 2013

Wolfson Guest Lecture in collaboration with the Centre for Public Policy and Health - A Safe Space for Engagement: Stories from the NICE front line by Sir Andrew Dillon

12:30pm to 2:30pm, D009, Ebsworth Building, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees, Sir Andrew Dillon

The Wolfson Research Institute are pleased to host a Wolfson Guest Lecture in collaboration with the Centre for Public Policy and Health by Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Abstract

Determining the value of health interventions involves exercising scientific and social value judgements about the relevance and significance of the evidence for their use. However, the interpretation of the evidence and the development of recommendations on health prevention or clinical practice is fraught with uncertainty, often complex and frequently controversial. The means for deciding on the optimal use of new forms of practice require an environment in which sometimes competing ambitions, perspectives and values can be explored and resolved. NICE has developed an approach to creating a space for its advisory committees in which diversity of opinion is respected, debate and challenge are encouraged, and conflict managed, to achieve credible and robust guidance.

Biography 

Sir Andrew Dillon joined the UK National Health Service in 1975 after graduating from the University of Manchester. He held a number of senior management positions, including General Manager of the Royal Free Hospital and Chief Executive of St George’s Hospital, before joining the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as its founding Chief Executive in 1999.

Registration

To register for this event please click herePlaces are limited and will be allocated in order of receipt. 

Timings:

12:30:Tea/Coffee refreshments available (Wolfson Street, Wolfson Research Institute)

13:00: Welcome and introduction by Professor David Hunter,

           Director and Professor of Health Policy & Management (D009, Ebsworth Building)

13:05: Guest lecture by Sir Andrew Dillon

14:00: Questions and Answers

14:30: Close

 

Contact jennifer.cook2@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.