WINTER SCHOOL 2018: Developing Best Practice for Conducting Trials of Complex and Behaviour Change Interventions in Health

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 - Wed, 10 Oct 2018
09:30 - 17:00

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Health Behaviour Change Research Group and HRB TMRN Winter School:

Developing Best Practice for Conducting Trials of Complex and Behaviour Change Interventions in Health

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9th & 10th October, National University of Ireland, Galway

Winter school overview

The Health Behaviour Change Research Group, in collaboration with the HRB Trials Methodology Research Network, will host a two-day Winter School focusing specifically on issues relevant to conducting trials of behaviour change interventions.

This workshop will bring together leading national and international experts from the field of behaviour change and complex intervention research for two days of presentations, workshops and discussion on best research practice.

Who should attend?

The winter school is suitable for anyone interested in developing their knowledge and skills of conducting trials of complex and behaviour change interventions.

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Timetable

DAY 1 (09/10/2018)

09.30    Registration and coffee

09.45    Welcome and open

Prof Molly Byrne, Health Behaviour Change Research Group, NUI Galway and Prof Declan Devane, HRB Trials Methodology Research Network

10.00    Introductory lecture: Overview of the complex interventions framework

Prof David Richards, Complex Interventions Research Group, University of Exeter Medical School, UK

10.30    Interactive lecture: Developing behaviour change interventions

Prof Molly Byrne and Dr Jenny McSharry, Health Behaviour Change Research Group, NUI Galway

11.30    Break and coffee           

11.45    Interactive lecture: Pilot and feasibility of complex interventions             

Prof David Richards, University of Exeter Medical School, UK       

13.00    Lunch                 

13.45    Interactive lecture: Optimisation of complex health interventions prior to a randomised controlled trial: a scoping review of strategies used

Ms Sara Levati, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Research Unit, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

14.45    Interactive lecture: Qualitative methods within trials of complex interventions

Dr Catherine Houghton, Qualitative Research in Trials Centre (QUESTS), NUI Galway

15.45    Break and coffee

16.00    Debate: Publishing protocols for trials of complex interventions

17.15 Finish

19.30 WINTER SCHOOL NETWORKING DINNER (included in registration fee)

 

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DAY 2 (10/10/2018)

9.00       Workshop: Fidelity and process evaluation of complex interventions

Prof Wendy Hardeman, School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK and Dr Elaine Toomey, Health Behaviour Change Research Group, NUI Galway              

10.30    Break and coffee                          

10.45    Workshop: Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) within complex and behaviour change interventions       

Ms Edel Murphy, Dr Bláthín Casey and Dr Oonagh Meade, NUI Galway

12.00    Workshop: Novel evidence synthesis methods for complex interventions: Network meta-analysis

Dr Gerry Molloy and Dr Chris Noone, NUI Galway            

13.00    Lunch                 

13.45    Interactive lecture: Reporting guidelines for complex interventions              

Prof Paul Montgomery, University of Birmingham, UK     

14.45    Presentation followed by panel discussion: Priorities in behavioural trials research

Presentation and chaired discussion by Prof Molly Byrne; Panel members: all workshop presenters

16.15    Closing remarks and workshop evaluation

16.30    Finish                 

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