Evidence-based Public Health

5th Summer School



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

Day 1 – Monday, 20th July 2020: Introduction to EBPH and complexity

08.30-09.00 Coffee – registration
09.00-10.00 Welcome Prof Eva Rehfuess, Prof Dan Pope
Opening of Summer School Prof Annette Peters and Prof Manfred Wildner as representatives of the Pettenkofer School of Public Health
Overview and introductions Prof Eva Rehfuess, LMU Munich
10.00-11.00 What is Evidence Based Public Health? Prof 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 Prof Dan Pope, University of Liverpool
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Complexity in interventions and systems Prof Eva Rehfuess
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-17.00 Practice session: Evaluating a "complex intervention"

Case study: The community-based newborn care package in Nepal
Prof Eva Rehfuess
17.00-17:30 Reflections on day 1
18.30 Leave Summer School venue for scenic walk to restaurant (optional) to be confirmed

Day 2 – Tuesday, 21st July 2020: Systematic Reviews – Part 1

09.00-10:30 Formulating questions and developing search strategies Mr Jacob Burns
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Practice session: Conducting searches in Medline and devising a simple search strategy

Case study: to be confirmed
Mr Jacob Burns and others
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15:00 Extracting data and assessing the risk of bias of randomised and non-randomised studies Prof Dan Pope
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15.30-17.00 Practice session: Assessing the risk of bias of a non-randomised/randomised study

Case study: to be confirmed
Prof Dan Pope, Mr Jake Burns and others
17.00-17.30 Reflections on Day 2

Day 3 – Wednesday, 22nd July 2020: Systematic reviews – Part 2

09.00-10:30 Synthesising evidence through meta-analysis and other approaches and addressing heterogeneity Prof Dan Pope
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Practice session: Using statistical software to conduct meta-analyses (RevMan)

Case study: Household air pollution and risk of low birth weight and stillbirth
Prof Dan Pope, Mr Jake Burns and others
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Scoping reviews, evidence maps and overviews of systematic reviews Dr Ani Movsisyan
15:00-17.30 Munich guided public health walk Weisser Stadtvogel

Day 4 – Thursday, 23rd July 2020: Systematic Reviews – Part 3

09.00-10.30 Assessing the certainty of evidence using the GRADE approach Prof Eva Rehfuess
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Practice session: Applying the GRADE approach to a systematic review of a public health intervention

Case study: Environmental interventions to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages
Prof Eva Rehfuess, Dr Jan Stratil and Dr Ani Movsisyan
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Impact of systematic reviews on public health policy

Case study: Cochrane review of deworming drugs for soil-transmitted intestinal worms in children
Prof David Taylor-Robinson, University of Liverpool
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-17.00 Systematic reviews beyond effectiveness: qualitative and mixed-method approaches (including an overview of GRADE CERQual)

Case study: to be confirmed
Dr Ani Movsisyan
17.00-17:30 Reflections on Days 3 and 4
19.00 Summer School dinner to be confirmed

Day 5 – Friday, 24th July 2020: From evidence to policy

09.00-10:00 Knowledge translation: Models, theories and evidence on what works Dr Lisa Pfadenhauer
10:00-10:30 Example: Integrated knowledge translation as applied in CEBHA+ Dr Kerstin Sell and Dr Lisa Pfadenhauer
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.00 Guideline development and other structured decision-making processes Dr Jan Stratil
12.00-12.30 Example: The WHO-INTEGRATE framework in the context of WHO guidelines Dr Jan Stratil
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 A Bavarian perspective on decision-making in public health Prof Manfred Wildner, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority
15.00-16.00 Closing of Summer School Prof Eva Rehfuess, Prof Dan Pope