Evidence-based Public Health

Summer School

Programme

A draft agenda and indicative timetable for the five-day Summer School are given below. Our flyer can be downloaded here.

Day 1 – Monday, 23rd July 2018: EBPH introduction and complex interventions

8.30-9.00 Coffee – registration
9.00-10.00 Welcome Dr Eva Rehfuess, Dr Dan Pope, Dr Graham Moore
Opening of Summer School Prof Ulrich Mansmann, Prof Manfred Wildner and Prof Annette Peters for the Pettenkofer School of Public Health
Overview and introductions Dr Eva Rehfuess
10.00-11.00 What is Evidence Based Public Health? Dr Eva Rehfuess
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.30 Asking "the right" questions and developing "the right" evidence to inform Public Health policy and action: Group Exercise Dr Dan Pope, University of Liverpool
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Complex interventions in complex systems Dr Eva Rehfuess
15.00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:30 Practice session: Evaluating a "complex intervention" Dr Eva Rehfuess
Case study: The community-based newborn care package in Nepal
17.30 Brief summary of Day 1
18.30 Leave Summer School venue for scenic walk to restaurant

Day 2 - Tuesday, 24th July 2018: Process evaluation of complex interventions

08:30-09:00 Morning coffee
9.00 Brief introduction to Day 2
9.00-10:30 Evaluating complex interventions : process and outcomes evaluation Dr Graham Moore, DECIPHer, Cardiff University
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11.00-11:45 Logic Modelling: Theory, Context and Implementation Dr Rhiannon Evans, DECIPHer, Cardiff University
11.45-12:30 Components of process evaluations Dr Rhiannon Evans
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:15 Identifying priority process evaluation research questions and selecting methods Dr Rhiannon Evans, Dr Graham Moore
14:15-15:00 Group work: designing a process evaluation Dr Rhiannon Evans, Dr Graham Moore
15.00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:00 Feedback on group work and group discussion Dr Rhiannon Evans, Dr Graham Moore
16:00-16:45 Analyzing process evaluation data: quantitative, qualitative and mixed analyses Dr Rhiannon Evans, Dr Graham Moore
16.30- 17:00 A brief case study of a process evaluation within a natural experiment Dr Rhiannon Evans, Dr Graham Moore
17:00-17:30 Questions and answers Dr Rhiannon Evans, Dr Graham Moore
17.30 Brief summary of Day 2

Day 3 - Wednesday, 25th July 2018: Systematic Reviews – Part 1

08:30-09:00 Morning Coffee
9.00 Brief introduction to Day 3
9.00-10:30 Systematic reviews: from question development to quality appraisal/risk of bias assessment Dr Dan Pope, Ms Stephanie Polus
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Practice session: Assessing the methodological quality of differential evidence (cross-sectional survey and RCT) using standardised tools Dr Dan Pope, Ms Stephanie Polus
Case study: Household air pollution and risk of low birth weight and stillbirth Dr Dan Pope, Ms Stephanie Polus
12.30-13.30 Lunch
14.30-17.30 Munich guided public health walk Weisser Stadtvogel

Day 4 - Thursday, 26th July 2018: Systematic reviews – Part 2

08:30-09:00 Morning Coffee
9.00 Brief introduction to Day 4
9.00-10.30 Meta-analysis I: Synthesising quantitative evidence Dr Dan Pope
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Meta-analysis II: Using statistical software to conduct meta-analyses (RevMan) Dr Dan Pope, Mr Jake Burns
Case study: Household air pollution and risk of low birth weight and stillbirth Dr Dan Pope, Mr Jake Burns
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Impact of systematic reviews on public health policy Prof. Paul Garner, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (awaiting confirmation)
Case study: Cochrane review of deworming drugs for soil-transmitted intestinal worms in children Prof. Paul Garner, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (awaiting confirmation)
Meta-analysis III: Carrying out a meta-analysis with multiple sensitivity analyses (RevMan) - introduction
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-17.30 Systematic reviews beyond effectiveness: qualitative and mixed-method approaches, scoping reviews and rapid reviews Dr Eva Rehfuess
Case study 1: Enablers and barriers to uptake of improved stoves
Case study 2: Children and healthy eating: barriers and facilitators
17:30 Brief summary of Day 4
19.00 Summer School dinner Il Mulino, Görresstraße 1, 80798 München

Day 5 - Friday, 27th July 2018: From evidence to policy

08:30-09:00 Morning Coffee
9.00 Brief introduction to Day 5
9.15-11.00 Introduction to the GRADE approach and evidence-to-decision frameworks in the context of public health guidelines Dr Eva Rehfuess, Mr Jan Stratil
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-13.00 Practice session: Applying the GRADE approach to a systematic review of a public health intervention Dr Eva Rehfuess, Ms Stephanie Polus
11.30-13.00 Case study: to be decided Dr Eva Rehfuess, Ms Stephanie Polus
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.30 Novel approaches to translating knowledge into action: insights from academia and practice Prof Manfred Wildner, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority
15.30-16.00 Closing of Summer School Dr Eva Rehfuess, Dr Dan Pope