DE-PASS/PAfH Summer Training School 1 2021 – Registration Open

By: Dr. Ciaran MacDonnca
Action Chair
University of Limerick

We are delighted to announce the first DE-PASS Summer Training School, 2021, which is co-hosted with the Physical Activity and Health Research Cluster (PAfH, University of Limerick, Ireland). The Training School comprises four events, which occur in June, August and September 2021. The overarching theme is “Consensus, concept mapping and best evidence statement (BESt) methodologies”.  DE-PASS participants and Early Career Researchers may attend events which interest them most, while others especially members of WG 2 and Deliverables 2.3 and 2.5 may attend all or more events.

Planned Events:

1) “DE-PASS Best Evidence Statements – “Defining, searching and analysing best evidence using SLRs, Meta-analysis and Realist Synthesis – intersecting methodologies and theory”,
Date: 23rd June, 10.00 – 13.00 CET.
Presenters:  Prof Caterina Pesce , DE-PASS Chair Prof Laura Capranica.  
Structure: Webinar, plenary and breakout rooms, with large group capacity. Register at

2) “Using online tools to support the implementation of a Systematic Literature Review/Meta-Analysis”
Date: End of August
Structure: 2-3 hr Tutorial using Covidence software. Interactive Tutorial, small group (x20). Based on demand additional tutorials will be provided.

3) “Application and Implementation of Group Concept Mapping Techniques”
Date: Mid-September, 2021
Presenter: Concept Systems Inc.
Structure: Webinar, plenary and breakout rooms, with medium group capacity (x 60).

4) “Implementation, analysis and outputs pertaining to Group Concept Mapping”
Date: Mid/Late September 2021
Presenter: Concept Systems Inc.
Structure: Interactive Tutorial, small group (x20). Based on demand additional tutorials will be provided.

More details regarding each event will be shared in a timely fashion and registration will be approx. 2 weeks prior to the event. We sincerely hope you enjoy and benefit from the Summer Training School.

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