Tuberculosis Research Methods *Course Full*

The TB Research Methods course is now at capacity and is no longer accepting applications.

Description

An intensive course on methods of operational research, molecular epidemiology, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, qualitative / community based research, decision analyses and modeling. Format will include lectures and small groups to develop and present study protocols.

 

 

2017 TB Research Methods Agenda – coming soon.

 

2016 TB Research Methods Agenda

 

Course Director

Dick Menzies, MD, MSc
Director, Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit
Associate Director
McGill International TB Centre

 


Course Faculty

Gonzalo Alvarez, MD, MPH – University of Ottawa
Marcel Behr, MD, MSc – McGill University
Andrea Benedetti, PhD – McGill University
Bill Burman, MD – Denver Public Health
Ted Cohen, MD – Yale University
Amrita Daftary, PhD, MPH – McGill University
Maziar Divangahi, PhD – McGill University
Greg Fox, MD, PhD – University of Sydney
Anthony Harries, MD – the Union, Paris
James Johnston, MD, MPH – University of British Columbia
Faiz Ahmad Khan, MD, MPH – McGill University
Robyn Lee, PhD – The University of Melbourne, Australia
Dick Menzies, MD, MSc – McGill University
Olivia Oxlade, PhD – McGill University
Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD – McGill University
Erwin Schurr, PhD – McGill University
Kevin Schwartzman, MD, MPH – McGill University

 


Course Content

This course will introduce broad tuberculosis research topics – research as part of the World Health Organization’s new Global Plan to End TB, priorities in drug  resistant and HIV-related tuberculosis, as well barriers and progress in indigenous TB in Canada. Every morning session will focus on a different methodology – operational research, molecular epidemiology, systematic reviews, randomized trials and economic analysis and disease modelling. In the afternoons, there will be  two “late-breakers”, short presentations of exciting new findings from course faculty, followed by basics in biostatistical methods, then small group sessions to  develop study protocols in operational research, molecular epidemiology, systematic reviews, qualitative / community based research, randomized trials or  cost-effectiveness analysis. These protocols will be presented to the entire group on the final afternoon.

 


TARGET AUDIENCE

• Trainees starting their TB research careers
• MSc, MPH and PhD students working on TB research projects
• Postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and residents working on TB projects
• Junior faculty with a strong interest in TB research
• Research staff, nurses and coordinators managing TB research projects
• Persons involved in TB control programmes with interest in research and evaluation methods

 


Enrolment

Maximum of 50 participants.