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 4th July 2016: Introduction to Evidence Based Public Health

9.00-9.15 Coffee – registration
9.15-10.00 Welcome Dr Eva Rehfuess
Opening of Summer School Prof Ulrich Mansmann and Prof Manfred Wildner as representatives of 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
13.30-15.30 Complex interventions Dr Eva Rehfuess
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.15 Practice session: Evaluating a "complex intervention" Dr Eva Rehfuess
Case study: The community-based newborn care package in Nepal
17.15-17.30 Summary and conclusion
18.30 Leave Summer School venue for scenic walk to German restaurant, "Pfälzer Weinstuben" (optional) Residenzstrasse 1, 80333 München

Day 2 - Tuesday 5th July 2016: Systematic Reviews – Part 1

9.00-9.15 Introduction to the day
9.30-11.00 Systematic reviews: from question development to quality appraisal Dr Dan Pope
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-13.00 Practice session: Applying different quality appraisal tools to an observational study Dr Dan Pope, Ms Lisa Pfadenhauer, Ms Laura Busert
Case study: Household air pollution and risk of low birthweight and stillbirth
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Impact of systematic reviews on public health policy Dr David Taylor-Robinson, University of Liverpool
Case study: Cochrane review of deworming drugs for soil-transmitted intestinal worms in children
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.15 Systematic reviews beyond effectiveness: qualitative and mixed-method approaches Dr Eva Rehfuess
Case study 1: Enablers and barriers to uptake of improved stoves
Case study 2: Children and healthy eating: barriers and facilitators
17.15-17.30 Summary and conclusions

Day 3 - Wednesday 6th July 2016: Systematic reviews – Part 2

9.00-9.15 Introduction to the day
9.30-11.00 Meta-analysis I: Synthesising quantitative evidence Dr Dan Pope
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-13.00 Meta-analysis II: Using statistical software to conduct meta-analyses (RevMan) Dr Dan Pope, Mr Jake Burns, Ms Laura Busert
Case study: Household air pollution and risk of low birth weight and stillbirth
13.00-14.00 Lunch
15.00-18:00 Munich guided public health walk Weisser Stadtvogel

Day 4 - Thursday 7th July 2016: Systematic Reviews – Part 3

9.00-9.15 Introduction to the day
9.30-11.00 Meta-analysis III: Carrying out a metaanalysis with multiple sensitivity analyses (RevMan) - introduction Dr Dan Pope
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-13.00 Practice session: Carrying out a metaanalysis with multiple sensitivity analyses (RevMan) Dr Dan Pope, Mr Jake Burns, Ms Laura Busert
Case study: Household air pollution and acute lower respiratory infections among children
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Introduction to the GRADE approach Dr Eva Rehfuess
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.15 Practice Session: Applying the GRADE approach to a systematic review of a public health intervention Dr Eva Rehfuess, Dr Dan Pope, Ms Stephanie Polus
Case study: Case study: Effectiveness of the Global Solar UV Index in promoting sun protection
15.30-16.00 Summary and conclusions
19.00 Summer School dinner at Italian Restaurant "Garbo" Kaiserstrasse 67, 80801 München

Day 5 - Friday 8th July 2016: From evidence to policy

9.00-9.15 Introduction to the day
9.30-11.00 Knowledge translation and exchange: A Norwegian perspective Dr Eva Denison, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-13.00 Knowledge translation and exchange: A German perspective Prof Manfred Wildner, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Novel approaches to translating knowledge into action: A UK academic perspective Prof David Hunter, University of Durham and FUSE
15.30-16.00 Closing of Summer School Dr Eva Rehfuess, Dr Dan Pope