PHESA supports systematic review workshops in Manipal and other parts of India. If you are interested in conducting a workshop for your college/ institute, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHESA, in collaboration with other institutes, conducts capacity building workshops on systematic reviews and evidence and gap maps. For more information, please see ‘news and events’ for upcoming workshops at phesa.manipal.edu
IN THE YEAR 2020
Workshop in research synthesis methods and indigenising knowledge, UCL, London
Dr. Bhumika T.V., Assistant Professor and Coordinator, PHESA; and Dr. Eti Rajwar, Research Officer, PHESA completed 2 months training in advanced methods for evidence synthesis at University College London (UCL), London, UK, in the month of February and March 2020.
Cochrane India Network meeting, New Delhi
Dr. Bhumika attended the Cochrane India Network meeting to discuss challenges, opportunities, and vision for Cochrane in India. Also, the process of further developing a Cochrane India Network. The meeting was held at New Delhi, on 20-21st February 2020.
IN THE YEAR 2019
Workshop on ‘Introduction to Health Technology Assessment and Health Economics’, Manipal, 2019
Prasanna School of Public Health, MAHE, Manipal in collaboration with University of Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT), Austria. Dr. Petra Schnell-Inderest Senior Scientist and Dr. Beate Jahn Assistant Professor from UMIT, Austria were the resource persons for the workshop. Dr. Biju Soman, Professor & Associate Dean (Health Sciences), Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala delivered a talk on ‘HTA in India’ on the first day of the workshop.The workshop was organized from 2nd – 6th December, 2019.
One-day workshop on ‘Introduction to Systematic reviews’ at Manipal College of Health Professionals, Manipal, 2019
Dr. Shradha Parsekar, Dr. Prachi Pundir and Dr. Vijay Shree Dhyani were resource persons for a one-day workshop on ‘Introduction to Systematic reviews’ at Manipal College of Health Professionals (MCHP), held on 23rd September 2019. The participants were research scholars and faculty from MCHP. More than 50 participants actively participated in the systematic review workshop.
Invited talk at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2019
Dr. Bhumika TV delivered a talk at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, on the topic “Learning dimensions of well-being for older adults using capability approach” on 14th &15th March, 2019.
Workshop on Evidence & Gap map (protocol development) in liaison with Campbell Collaboration, Manipal, 2019
A two day workshop on Evidence & Gap map was conducted on 4th and 5th July, 2019. Dr. Ashrita Saran, Evidence Synthesis Specialist from the Campbell collaboration conducted sessions on the scientific principles, methods, analysis, and reporting standards that guide the process of conducting EGM. This protocol development workshop was the next step to the Title Registration Form training covered in the previous workshop.
Workshop on Introduction to Evidence & Gap map (EGM), Manipal, 2019
A three day workshop on Evidence & Gap map was conducted on 07th, 08th & 09th January, 2019. The workshop provided an introduction to Evidence and Gap Map in health and social sciences. Dr. Ashrita Saran, Evidence Synthesis Specialist from the Campbell collaboration conducted sessions on Introduction to Evidence and Gap Map, Developing the review question for EGMs (scope setting), EGM Framework setting, literature searching for EGMs, Introduction to software EPPI reviewer and gave guidance to develop a Campbell Title Registration Form (TRF) for an EGM.
IN THE YEAR 2018
National workshop on Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis at All India Institute of Speech & Hearing (AIISH), Mysore, 2018
Dr. Bhumika TV conducted a session on sensitization for Cochrane systematic review methodology during the National workshop on Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis at AIISH, Mysore on 8th December 2018. The session was attended by around fifty participants including post graduates from the field of speech and hearing.
Workshop on Cochrane Review Writing, KMC, Manipal, 2018
Dr. Divya Sussana Patil was a resource person for the session on "Searching for evidence", as part of a workshop on Cochrane Review Writing conducted by KMC, Manipal, on 20th July, 2018
Evidence Informed Public Writing for Academics and Researchers- an EPPI centre collaborative workshop, Manipal, 2018
A full day workshop on Evidence-informed public writing for academics and researcher was conducted on 26th June 2018. Dr. Preethy D’ Souza, Research Associate, UCL Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom, discussed the evidence synthesis activities of EPPI-centre and shared the experience and possible collaborations. The workshop provided an important step for getting the findings of research and reviews read by people making policy, practice or personal decisions.
Workshop on ‘Mixed Methods for Systematic Reviews’, Manipal, 2018
A half day pre-conference workshop on Mixed Methods for Systematic Reviews was conducted on 31st January 2018. Dr. Shrinivas Darak, Senior Researcher, PRAYAS Health Group, Pune, talked about the basics of mixed methods research, from the theories and scientific paradigm to the synthesis of primary and systematic review in his workshop.
Workshop on ‘Research to Community through Media’, Manipal, 2018
Professor Subhadra Menon, Executive Director (Research), Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, New Delhi, talked about packaging research evidence for improved public health outcomes on 31st January 2018. Professor Menon discussed the current reach and challenges of taking research to the policymakers for change, and from where it was generated, the community.
Workshop on ‘Translating Evidence to Policy’, Manipal, 2018
A full day pre-conference workshop on ‘Translating Evidence to Policy’ was conducted on 1st February, 2018. Resource persons from different fields shared their experience on the various aspects of evidence to policy followed by a panel discussion at the end. The invited speakers were Dr. B. Unnikrishnan, Dr. Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas, Dr. Anju Sinha, Prof. Subhadra Menon, Dr. Shrinivas Darak, Dr. Helmut Brand and Dr. N Sreekumaran Nair.
Workshop on ‘Mixed Methods Research’, Manipal, 2018
Manipal College of Nursing in collaboration with Public Health Evidence South Asia, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, organised a half day workshop on Mixed Methods Research on January 11, 2018. The resource person for the workshop was Dr. Carolyn M. Porta, Associate Professor and Director of Global Health, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota. The workshop was attended by over 70 participants. Dr. Porta explained the concepts of mixed methods research by demonstration with examples and actively engaging the participants. She also explained the newer models for analysis of mixed methods research.
IN THE YEAR 2012
International Symposium on Evidence Based Public Health Interventions in Low and Middle Income Countries was held on November 7-8, 2012. It was organized by Manipal Academy of higher Education in collaboration with the Cochrane public health review group and over 147 delegates attended it also an exploratory meeting was held for Cochrane Public Health Group satellite that discussed on the matter.
The aim of the symposium was to provide an overview of challenges involved in the evaluation of public health interventions, so as to provide a strong evidence base. This symposium lead to conception of PHESA at Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal