The NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative (DEC) Oxford two day course on diagnostic test development, evaluation and regulation.

The NIHR DEC Workshop Programme
Day 1: Thursday 28 September
  • Tests as part of a clinical pathway: Dr Gail Hayward (Oxford Uni)
  • Aligning research and development with clinical needs: Dr Philip Turner (Oxford Uni)
  • Different forms of evidence for different types of questions: Prof Ann Van den Bruel (Oxford Uni)
  • Workshop: How to avoid low quality studies: Dr Gail Hayward and Prof Ann Van den Bruel (Oxford Uni)
  • Workshop: Searching for existing evidence to support regulatory approval and other purposes: Dr Nia Roberts (Oxford Uni)

Day 2: Friday 29 September 

  • Basic statistics in diagnostic studies: Dr Jason Oke (Oxford Uni)
  • Evidence for regulatory purposes: CE marking and European IVD Directive: Doris-Ann Williams (BIVDA)
  • Evidence for implementation in routine clinical practice - NICE evaluations: Chris Hyde (Exeter Uni)
  • Possibilities of routinely available data: Tim Holt (Oxford Uni)
  • Health Economic Modelling Lucy Abel (Oxford Uni)
  • Funding for diagnostic test development/opportunities for collaboration with academia: Ian Newington (NIHR NOCRI)

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