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Knowledge sharing and courses


As part of our mission to improve rehabilitation healthcare by producing fantastic research and educating excellent researchers, it is key for us to share knowledge and expertise within PMR-C and with our collaborators. We regularly have “How to?" meetings where relevant topics are presented and discussed. Examples of topics are listed below.

Our “How to?" meetings are held in close collaboration with the three departments that PMR-C is established across: The Department of Physical- and Occupational Therapy, The Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Department of Clinical Research at Copenhagen University Hospital, Amager and Hvidovre. We also often arrange meetings in collaboration with “The Group of Young Researchers" (GUF) at Copenhagen University Hospital, Amager and Hvidovre. We take great pride in contributing to educational activities for younger clinical researchers.

In many cases our meetings are open for everyone and we have an inclusive approach to the sharing of knowledge.  We will post on our various social media outlets on upcoming “How to?" meetings that are open for everyone.

Topics

Examples of topics for PMR-C “How to?" meetings:

  • How to: Trial protocols and trial registries for consistency
  • How to:  Develop a good research question?
  • How to: Design a clinical trial so that you don't have to put out fires later on?
  • How to report a clinical trial with quality, transparency and without spin?
  • How to: Respond to peer review
  • How to: Teaching portfolio
  • How to: Grant applications
  • How to: CV
  • How to: Re-use own work but not self-plagiarize
  • How to: Systematic reviews
  • How to: Data management for primary investigators
  • How to: Publish open access for free using preprints
  • How to: Pilot and feasibility studies
  • How to: Sample size estimate
  • How to: Vector graphics for infographics and posters
  • How to: Research Ethics Committee
  • How to: Use social media to increase research reach and impact
  • How to: Medical Writing
  • How to: Project management
  • How to: User involvement in research
  • How to: Complete data in clinical databases

How to meetings in 2024

How to meetings in 2023

How to meetings in 2022


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Research – Copenhagen (PMR-C) held its 10-year anniversary symposium entitled “Medically complex patients - Challenges and solutions” on June 27th, 2023. Please find the presentations below (talk title hyperlinks)

Program

SESSION 1, Chair: Professor Thomas Bandholm

09:00-09.15: Welcome
Professor Thomas Bandholm, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital

09:15-09:30: The importance of a research program across departments
Chief Therapist, Jette Christensen, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital

​09:30-10:30: Keynote; Rehabilitation in medically complex populations: A US perspective
Professor Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA

​10:30-10:45: Break
SESSION 2, Chair: Department Therapist Tina Krüger-Jakins

10:45-11:15: Sarchopenic dysphagia in acutely admitted older patients
Senior Researcher Tina Hansen, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital

11:15-11:45: Communication and culture in a multi-ethnic health care setting
Physical Therapist Kefaia Ali Abdullah Yousef, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital

 11:45-12:15: Physical activity and initiatives in the acute care setting
Associate Professor Mette Merete Pedersen, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital

12:15-12:45: Lunch
SESSION 3, Chair: Postdoc Maria Swennergren Hansen

12:45-13:15: Respiratory problems and oxygen titration in patients with COPD
PhD-student Linette Maria Kofod, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital

​13:15-13:45: Telerehabilitation for patients with respiratory diseases: expanding the outreach
Postdoc Henrik Hansen, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital

​13:45-14:00: Break
SESSION 4, Chair: Research Director, Professor, Ove Andersen

14:00-14:30: What should GLP-1-based weight loss therapy look like in patients with multimorbidity?​
Clinical Research Associate Professor Carsten Dirksen, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital

​14:30-15:00: End of program
Professor Thomas Bandholm, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital


​​​People from PMR-C are course leaders and lecturers on an annual PhD-course in clinical research methodology.

​​Content

The course is an introduction to clinical research in health and medical sciences, covering the levels of evidence from prospective cohort studies, over randomized controlled trials, to systematic reviews with meta-analyses. The topics include research questions, study designs, statistical considerations, sample size calculations, outcome selection, intervention design, research registration, sampling, blinding and reporting of research. Most topics in the PREPARE and REPORT trial guides will be covered and many of the authors will lecture on the course​: Preparing for what the reporting checklists will not tell you: the PREPARE Trial guide for planning clinical research to avoid research waste and Writing up your clinical trial report for a scientific journal: the REPORT trial guide for effective and transparent research reporting without spin​

Course director

Thomas Bandholm, Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen/Department of Clinical Research (056), Hvidovre Hospital, thomas.quaade.bandholm@regionh.dk

Mette Merete Pedersen, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen/Department of Clinical Research (056), Hvidovre Hospital, mette-merete.pedersen@regionh.dk

Teachers

Mette Merete Pedersen, Associate Professor (University of Copenhagen), Jeanette Wassar Kirk, Associate Professor (University of Southern Denmark), Marie Villumsen, Senior Researcher (Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg), Robin Christensen, Professor (University of Southern Denmark), Marius Henriksen, Professor (University of Copenhagen), Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Professor (Research Unit for General Practice, Aalborg), Thomas Linding Jakobsen, Research Physical Therapist (Copenhagen Municipality), Kristian Thorborg, Professor (University of Copenhagen), and Thomas Bandholm, Professor (University of Copenhagen).  

​Sign up for the course here​

Date: June 12-14, 2023​

Place: Department of Clinical Research (056), ”Forsknings- og Undervisningsbygningen”, Room 11, Hvidovre Hospital, Kettegård Allé 30, DK-2650 Hvidovre Map

Course secretary: Henriette Møller, mail: henriette.moeller.02@regionh.dk, phone: 38 62 15 01. 

Program

Day 1 (June 12, 2023)

09:00-09:30      Introduction (presentation of participants), Mette Merete Pedersen and Thomas Bandholm

09:30-10:15     Research questions and corresponding study designs, Marius Henriksen

10:15-10:30      Break

10:30-11:15      Research questions and corresponding study designs, Marius Henriksen

11:15-11:45      Lunch

11:45-12:30      What makes a good outcome measure? Kristian Thorborg

12:30-13:15      Trial protocols and registries, Thomas Bandholm

13.15-13:30      Break

13:30-14:15      Pilot and feasibility studies, Mette Merete Pedersen

14:15-15:00      Why think about implementation when planning research? Jeanette Wassar Kirk

15:00-15:15     Break

15:15-15:45      Presentations by participants, Mette Merete Pedersen and Thomas Bandholm

                             15:15:                 XX

                             15:30:                 XX

15.45                  End of Day 1


Day 2 (June 13, 2023)

​09:00-09:45      Statistics and fraudulent behavior, Robin Christensen

09:45-10:30      Principles of sample size calculations, Robin Christensen

10:30.10:45      Break

10:45-11:45     Sampling, randomization and blinding, Michael Rathleff

11:45-12:15      Lunch

12:15-13:00      Recruiting participants: formalities and practical aspects, Thomas Linding Jakobsen

13:00-13:45      Database and data management considerations, Marie Villumsen

13:45-14:00      Break

14:00-14:45      Writing up the study, Michael Rathleff

14:45-15:30      Presentations by participants, Mette Merete Pedersen and Thomas Bandholm

                             14:45:                 XX

                             15:00:                 XX

                             15:15:                 XX

15:30-15:45      Break

15:45-16:15      Presentations by participants, Mette Merete Pedersen and Thomas Bandholm

                             15.45:                 XX

                             16.00:                 XX

16:15                  End of Day 2

 

Day 3 (June 14, 2023)

​09.00-09.45      Open assess publishing, Thomas Bandholm

09.45-10.30      Systematic reviews and meta-analyses, Michael Rathleff

10.30-10.45      Break

10.45-11.30     Journal club, Mette Merete Pedersen and Thomas Bandholm

11.30-12.00      Lunch

12.00-13.00      Presentations by participants, Mette Merete Pedersen and Thomas Bandholm

                             12.00:                 XX

                             12.15:                 XX

                             12.30:                 XX

                             12.45:                 XX

13.00-13.15     Break

13:15-14:00      Presentations by participants, Mette Merete Pedersen and Thomas Bandholm

                             13.15:                 XX

                             13.30:                 XX

                             13.45:                 XX

14.00-14.15      Break

14.15-14.45      Presentations by participants, Mette Merete Pedersen and Thomas Bandholm

                             14.15:                 XX

                             14.30:                 XX

14.45-15.00     General discussion, Mette Merete Pedersen and Thomas Bandholm

15.00                  End of course​




People from PMR-C are course leaders and lecturers on an annual PhD-course in clinical research dissemination.

Content

The course is an introduction to clinical research dissemination focusing on three important areas that have undergone innovation in recent years: (1) academic writing and reporting quality, (2) open access publishing and preprints, (3) social media as an important research dissemination outlet. The lecturers on this course each run their own more in-dept Ph.D. courses for each of these areas (medical writing, social media, and clinical research methodology). So, this combined course is an introduction to these three areas with a focus on the research promotion synergy you can achieve when you know the fundamentals of them all. 

The topics include writing well (as a non-native English speaker), AI writing tools, writing a problem statement, writing a cover letter, responding to peer review, strategically using open access preprints, effective research reporting without spin, and social media for peer networking, ideation, and research promotion. To give you a feel for some of the topics, please have a look in the REPORT Trial Guide (open access link here)

Course director

Thomas Bandholm, Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen/Department of Clinical Research (056), Hvidovre Hospital, thomas.quaade.bandholm@regionh.dk

Teachers

Mette Merete Pedersen, Associate Professor (Universi​​ty of Copenhagen), Christine Møller BA, Dip Ed, Director (Medical Manuscripts), Mike Young, Cand. Mag. (Mike Young Academy), Kristian Thorborg, Professor (University of Copenhagen), and Thomas Bandholm, Professor (University of Copenhagen).  ​​​

The course is planned for 2024 and tentative dates are March 20-21, 2024.

Program

Day 1. Theme: Writing and submitting papers​

09:00 – 09:15:​​ ​Introduction, Thomas Bandholm and Christine Møller
09:15 – 10:30: Ten tips for good writing, Christine Møller
10:30 – 10:45: Break
10:45 – 11:45: Writing a problem statement: practical exercise, Christine Møller
11:45 – 12:30: Lunch
12:30 – 13:30: Cover letter and how to respond to peer review, Mette Merete Pedersen and Christine Møller
13:30 – 13:45: Break
13:45 – 14:45: Strategic use of open access preprints, Thomas Bandholm
14:45 – 15:00: Break
15:00 – 16:00: Effective and transparent research reporting without spin, Thomas Bandholm
16:00 – 16:10: End of Day 1, Thomas Bandholm​

Day 2. Theme: Social media for research dissemination​

09:00 – 09:30: Welcome to day 2 and round up of day 1, groups of 2: What is my immediate research goal, what is my immediate communication ​​goal, Thomas Bandholm and Mike Young
09:30 – 10:30: Using Twitter and LinkedIn for communication, networking and ideation – presentation and tweeting exercise, Mike Young
10:30 – 10:45: Break
10:45 – 11:45: Twitter lists, tweetorials and bookmarked LinkedIn searches, presentation followed by practical exercises, Mike Young
11:45 – 12:30: Lunch
12:30 – 13:30: How to use SoMe for research dissemination, Kristian Thorborg and Mike Young
13:30 – 14:30: “What should I do when I get home?" workshop on setting up your new social media routine, Thomas Bandholm and Mike Young
14:30 – 15:00: End of course and evaluation, Thomas Bandholm


HÅNDTERING AF ØVRE DYSFAGI

LÆR AT IDENTIFICERE OG AFHJÆLPE SYNKE-    SPISEPROBLEMER HOS PERSONER MED DYSFAGI​

We run a regular course on the management of oropharyngeal dysphagia across different clinical settings.

Content

The course is aimed at occupational therapists who wish to gain knowledge and skills in evidence-based assessments of oropharyngeal dysphagia.

We focus on two evidence-based occupational therapy assessment tools 'Facial-Oral Tract Therapy (F.O.T.T.-SAS)' and 'McGill Ingestive Skills Assessment' (MISA).

F.O.T.T.-SAS is an assessment of management of swallowing secretions and is used for conclusions on whether oral intake can be initiated.

MISA is an occupational therapy observation-based assessment tool to assess the ability of adult clients to consume food and drink safely, effectively, and independently during mealtime.

Both tools have been validated in Danish clinical practice, and they are used systematically in the clinical assessment of the face, mouth, and throat in adults with oropharyngeal dysphagia, and aims to support occupational therapist in therapy planning.

The course takes place over four days, with a smaller assignment based on clinical practice to be worked on between course days.

Examples of course elements can be found under the PMR-C research theme “Sarcopenic Dysphagia and Multimorbidity" . Link: https://www.hvidovrehospital.dk/pmrc/themes/pages/sarcopenic-dysphagia-and-multimorbidity.aspx

 

Course directors

Tina Hansen, Senior Researcher (PMR-C) and Annette Kjærsgaard Ph.d., F.O.T.T.-instructor.

Teachers

Tina Hansen, Senior Researcher (PMR-C) and Annette Kjærsgaard Ph.d., F.O.T.T.-instructor.

The course is planned for January 11 and 25, 2024 (will be held in Danish).​

 

INDHOLD

Kursusdag 1

• Dysfagi - definitioner, årsager, konsekvenser og symptomer. Forskelligt niveau af opsporing og udredning

• Den normale synkeproces og betydningen af normal hoved-/kropsstilling i forhold til at spise/drikke

• Funktionel neuroanatomi og fysiologi i relation til at synke-spise

• Anamnese - oplysninger inden du møder borgeren første gang

• Eksempler på og afprøvning af udgangsstillinger til udredning af borgeren i eget hjem

• Gennemgang af MISA. Administrering og scoringer. Hjemmearbejde

Kursusdag 2

• MISA administrering og scoring

• MISA testmåltidet

• Hvad observerer vi, når vi observerer?

• Scoringer af videocases

• Behandling til borgere, der ikke initieres oralt indtag med F.O.T.T.-SAS

• Mundhygiejne, som behandling

• Spiseinformation og hjemmeopgave

 

Hjemmearbejdsdag

Grupper af kursister arbejder med 1 borger (klientcase), som man har haft kontakt med inden kurset.

Kursusdag 3

• Fremlæggelse af 5 klientcases/borgere til refleksion i et fælles forum

• Certificering via video-case

• Fremadrettet; hvad gør du, når du kommer hjem?

• Fælles evaluering og afrunding af kurset​



We run a regular course on the use of physical activity in the acute clinical setting.

Content

The course is aimed at physiotherapists and occupational therapists, as well as physiotherapy and occupational therapy students in the 4th to 6th semester, who wish to gain knowledge about the importance of physical activity during hospitalization, and who desire competencies and skills to facilitate increased physical activity for hospitalized older and multimorbid patients.

The course takes place over 2 days, with a smaller assignment based on clinical practice to be worked on between the two course days. There will be approximately 2 weeks between the two course days.

Examples of course elements can be found under the PMR-C research theme “Aging, mobility, and physical activity" link: https://www.hvidovrehospital.dk/pmrc/themes/pages/geriatric-mobility.aspx

Course directors

Kira Skibdal, Clinical Developmental Physiotherapist (PMR-C) and Line Rokkedal, Clinical Developmental Physiotherapist (PMR-C).

Teachers

Mette Merete Pedersen, Associate Professor (PMR-C), Kira Skibdal, Clinical Developmental Physiotherapist (PMR-C), Line Rokkedal, Clinical Developmental Physiotherapist (PMR-C), Sabina Staal, Clinical Developmental Occupational Therapist (PMR-C), Tina Hansen, Senior Researcher in Occupational Therapy (PMR-C), Olivia Bornæs, Dietician, PhD-student (Department of Clinical Research, Hvidovre Hospital) and Thomas Bandholm, Professor (PMR-C).

The course is planned for January 11 and 25, 2024 (will be held in Danish).

Program

Dag 1

08.30-09.00:     Velkomst, introduktion og præsentation v. Line Rokkedal, Kira Skibdal, Thomas Bandholm & Mette Pedersen

09.00-09.45:     "Den aldrende krop" v. Thomas Bandholm

09.45-10.00:     Pause

10.00-10.45:     Fysisk aktivitet v. Mette Pedersen

10.45-11.00:     Pause

11.00-11.45:     Konsekvenser af indlæggelser og inaktivitet v. Mette Pedersen

11.45-12.30:     Frokostpause

12.30-13.15:     Eksisterende tiltag der har til formål at fremme fysisk aktivitet v. Line Rokkedal & Kira Skibdal

13.15-13.30:     Præsentation af hjemmeopgave v. Line Rokkedal & Kira Skibdal

13.30-13.45:     Pause                

13.45-14.30:     Gruppearbejde med forberedelse af hjemmeopgave med tutor v. Line Rokkedal, Kira Skibdal & tutorer

14.30-15.00:     Opsamling på dagen v. Line Rokkedal, Kira Skibdal, Thomas Bandholm & Mette Pedersen


Dag 2

08.30-08.45:     Intro til dagen v. Line Rokkedal & Kira Skibdal

08.45-09.30:     Ernærings- og træningsindsatser hos ældre med geriatriske problemstillinger v. Oliva Bornæs

09.30-10.15:     Sarkopenisk dysfagi v. Tina Hansen

10.15-10.30:     Pause

10.30-11.30:     Første del af fremlæggelser af gruppeopgaver v. Tutorer

11.30-12.15:     Frokostpause

12.15-12.45:     Andel del af fremlæggelser af gruppeopgaver v. Tutorer

12.45-13.00:     Plenumopsamling og refleksioner over gruppeopgaver v. Line Rokkedal, Kira Skibdal, Thomas Bandholm & Mette Pedersen

13.00-13.15:     Pause

13.15-13.30:     Småskalaafprøvninger af kliniske indsatser v. Line Rokkedal, Kira Skibdal & Sabina Staal

13.30-14.30:     Simple tests af fysisk funktionsevne (inkl. praktisk afprøvning) v. Line Rokkedal, Kira Skibdal, Thomas Bandholm & Mette Pedersen

14.30-14.45:     Fokus på fysisk aktivitet i sektorovergange v. Line Rokkedal & Kira Skibdal

14.45-15.00:     Afrunding og evaluering v. Line Rokkedal, Kira Skibdal, Thomas Bandholm & Mette Pedersen​​


​People from PMR-C serve on the board or as supervisors in the graduate (PhD) program Basic and Clinical Research in Musculoskeletal Sciences (MUSKOS) at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - University of Copenhagen.​

​The program organizes different courses within musculoskeletal sciences. An annual highlight is the "Snekkersten symposium" where we combine scientific and social activities in beautiful surroundings.

Read more about MUSKOS (University of Copenhagen)​​


​Most years, people from PMR-C are involved in the planning of the annual Scandinavian Sports Medicine Congress. We take great pride in contributing to this work.

The first joint Danish Sports Medicine Congress, #SPORTSKONGRES, was held in 2004 in Copenhagen as a collaborative effort between the Danish Society of Sports Physical Therapy (DSSF) and The Danish Society of Sports Medicine (DIMS).

Read more about Scandinavian Congress of Sports Medicine and register​​


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