NIHR Oxford Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Workshop 1-2 Oct 2015: booking reminder

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Diagnostic Evidence Workshop
1-2 October 2015


  • Diagnostic Evidence Workshop - spaces still available
  • Programme details: ten talks and workshops over two days
  • Speakers from MHRH, NOCRI, NICE, LSHTM & Oxford Uni
  • Accommodation options at Worcester College and Oxford
  • Social media Twitter hashtag: #DECOx15 
Have you booked your space on the two day NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Workshop 1-2 October 2015 at Worcester College, Oxford?
Secure your place: book now.
Book here

The NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative (DEC) Oxford two day course on diagnostic test development, evaluation and regulation.
Course fees are £595 (inc VAT) which includes:
  • All talks and workshops
  • Tuition/course materials
  • Lunch and refreshments on both days
  • Seated three course meal in the dining hall on 1 October
  • College accommodation for the night of 1 October
For more information please see the DEC website.
The NIHR DEC Workshop Programme
Day 1: Thursday 1 October
  • Tests as part of a clinical pathway: Dr Ann Van den Bruel (Oxford Uni)
  • Aligning research and development with clinical needs: Dr Philip Turner (Oxford Uni)
  • Different forms of evidence for different types of questions: Dr Ann Van den Bruel (Oxford Uni)
  • Workshop: How to avoid low quality studies: Dr Annette Pluddeman and Dr Ann Van den Bruel (Oxford Uni)
  • Workshop: Searching for existing evidence to support regulatory approval and other purposes: Dr Nia Roberts (Oxford Uni)
Day 2: Friday 2 October
  • Basic stats in diagnostic studies: Dr Beth Shinkins (Oxford Uni)
  • Evidence for regulatory purposes: CE marking and European IVD Directive: Steve Lee (MHRA)
  • Evidence for implementation in routine clinical practice - NICE evaluations: Dr Sarah Byron (NICE)
  • Possibilities of routinely available data: Dr Antonis Kousoulis (LSHTM)
  • Funding for diagnostic test development/opportunities for collaboration with academia: Ravi Chana (NIHR NOCRI)
Please note that the programme may be subject to change.
Workshop Accommodation Options
Accommodation in Worcester College for the night of Thursday 1 October is included in the price of the course fee.
There are a very limited number of rooms available for the night of Wednesday 30 September, the night before the course starts. The extra night costs £85 which includes breakfast and a single en-suite room in Worcester College. If you would like to book a room for this date, please email  
Alternative accommodation options in Oxford are included on the DEC website.
We'll be using the Twitter hashtag #DECOx15 to talk about the workshop. If you're on Twitter, follow @OxPrimaryCare to get involved.
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