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The Oxford Systematic Review Development Programme

The Accelerated Training Programme over three months in 3 blocks of intensive sessions, led by Jon Deeks, Head of the Systematic Review Development Programme at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine. Session dates are:
13 and 14 November 1997.
8 - 10 December 1997.
19 - 21 January 1998.

Applications are welcome from health care professionals and researchers who want to learn more about systematic reviews and to undertake one. The fee is £750 public sector and £1450 commercial sector, which includes all materials and refreshments. Closing date for applications 15 August 1997.

For further information and an application form, contact:

Rochelle Seifas
Systematic Review Development Programme
Tel: 01865 226615 Fax: 01865 226962

Promoting patient choice

This two-day conference to be held under the auspices of the King's Fund in London on October 30/31 1997 is open to everyone. It aims to encourage public debate and stimulate developments in the areas of shared clinical decision-making and patient choice.

Further details from Pat Tawn, King's Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1M 0AN. Tel 0171 307 2672.

North Thames Research Appraisal Group

The North Thames Research Appraisal Group (NTRAG) offers a wide range of critical appraisal skills training for healthcare professionals. Tutored by experts in the field, its new Improving Clinical Effectiveness programme will improve your ability to assess a wide range of medical evidence in terms of its validity and relevance to clinical and management decisions. Call 0171-830 2549 for an information pack and booking forms, or e-mail us on .

Jenny Bacon
Project Administrator
Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences
Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
Rowland Hill Street
London NW3 2PF

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