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Knowledge sharing and courses



Knowledge sharing: How-to-meetings

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 2022

Meetings held in 2022 below: 



PhD-course: Dissemination of Clinical Research: Papers, preprints, and social media

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), 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).  ​​

Sign up for the course here​​

Program

Day 1 (March 22, 2023). 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 (March 23, 2023). 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



PhD-course: Cli­ni­cal Re­search in He­alth and Me­di­cal Sci­en­ces

​​​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​





PhD-program: Ba­sic and Clin­i­cal Re­search in Mus­cu­lo­ske­le­tal Sci­en­ces (MUSKOS)

​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)​​



Congress: Scandinavian Congress of Sports Medicine

​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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