The NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Cooperative Oxford 3-day course on diagnostic test development, evaluation and regulation. Day attendance is also available through the online booking system.

This course is aimed at all professionals working on diagnostic tests including people working in industry, academia, funding and regulation etc. The course combines talks with hands-on activities. To stimulate interactive discussions and maximise the learning experience, the number of places for this course are limited.

Day 1

Tests as part of a clinical pathway - Prof Carl Heneghan

Aligning research and development with clinical needs - TBC

Different forms of evidence for different types of questions - Dr Ann van Den Bruel

Searching workshop to support regulatory approval and other purposes - Nia Wyn Roberts

Day 2

How to avoid low quality studies - workshop- Dr Ann Van den Bruel & Dr Annette Pluddemann

Basic stats in diagnostic studies - Bethany Shinkins

Evidence for regulatory purposes,  CE marking, European IVD Directive and FDA approval processes - Stephen Lee

Evidence for implementation in routine clinical practice – NICE evaluations

Routinely available data, other resources - Dr Antonis Kousoulis

Day 3

Funding for diagnostic test development/opportunities for collaboration with academia - Ravi Chana

Economic modelling - Dr Jane Wolstenholme

Using evidence to support the business case: the route to adoption - Prof Chris Price

Facilitators and barriers for uptake in routine clinical practice, interactive discussion - Dr Caroline Jones

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