EUSPR 2019 Post-conference workshops

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Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK)

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This is the booking page for the EUSPR 2019 post-conference events. This year we have 3 workshops available in the morning session (9:30-12:30) and 2 workshops in the afternoon (13:30-16:30). A more detailed description of the workshops is available at: http://euspr.org/2019-euspr-post-conference-workshops/

*The workshops require a minimum of 10 participants*


Morning session (9:00-12:30)

Workshop 1: The European Xchange registry and national prevention registries: How shall we move forward together?

Nick Axford, David Foxcroft, Charlotte de Kock, Fabrizio Faggiano, Gregor Burkhart

This workshop will focus on three topics: 1) European prevention programmes, 2) Common issues facing prevention registries in Europe and 3) Collaboration between national registries in Europe and Xchange. Xchange is a European registry of evidence-based programmes (http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/best-practice/xchange_en), maintained by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

At the moment, Xchange contains links to several European registries as well as Blueprints for Health Youth Development (US). National prevention registries – either online repositories or catalogues of recommended practices – have varying degrees of sophistication and differ considerably concerning their inclusion and exclusion criteria. Some registries aim at collecting “best practices” (e.g. because the logic model is plausible and the intervention well designed), others only include empirically proven interventions, while others include a mix of both. Some focus on discrete issues, such as substance use, violence or mental health while others focus on child development more broadly. Moreover, the strategic objectives range from collecting what is feasible (i.e. documenting the status quo) to demanding higher evaluation and resultant evidence thresholds for funding prevention interventions.

We would like to invite those who are involved in or responsible for similar registries to this post-conference workshop. The workshop might also be of interest to those who are considering setting up a registry of evidence-based programmes in their country or those interested in discussing the potential as well as political and scientific implications of having such a national registry. Moreover, we will focus on the aspects of evaluation of effectiveness by means of RCTs and real world contexts of delivery.


Workshop 2: Early career workshop - Graphical approach to confounding in epidemiological studies - an introduction to Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs)

Rosaria Galanti & Elena Raffetti

Dealing with confounding is essential in epidemiology. Statistical methods (stepwise selection, comparison of adjusted and unadjusted effect estimates) and a priori/expert knowledge on how certain factors influence the relation between exposure and outcome are commonly used. Another method for identifying confounders makes use of DAGs (Directed Acyclic Graphs). DAGs provide a quick and visual way to assess confounding.

A clear theoretical rationale of what factors to adjust for is essential, especially in contexts where direct access to data to be analysed is restricted (e.g. metaanalyses) DAGs can be a helpful tool in this situations.

This introductory workshop will consist of two parts: a theoretical introduction to DAG and a practical session creating DAG for participants’ research questions , including a perusal of online tools which can be used to identify confounders once the DAG is created (e.g., http://dagitty.net/). Emphasis will be put on cases of intervention evaluation research, which may pose different challenges compared to "classical" epidemiologic studies of disease etiology.



Workshop 3: Workshop on Unplugged training

Peer van der Kreeft

Workshop agenda available at http://euspr.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Workshops-4-5.pdf

  • Introduction, objectives, agenda and community building
  • Group work
  • Unplugged issues around the world
  • Conclusions and steps ahead


Afternoon session (13:30-17:00)

Workshop 4: Workshop trainers from EUPC, EU-Dap Faculty, ASAP, Line Up Live Up, Good Behavior Game, Effekt

Peer van der Kreeft

Workshop agenda available at http://euspr.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Workshops-4-5.pdf

  • Introduction, objectives, agenda and community building
  • Group work
  • Training issues
  • Conclusions and steps ahead for further networking


Workshop 5: Optimizing behavior change techniques effectiveness

Gjalt-Jorn Peters

Objectives: After this workshop, participants can:

  • explain the relationship between determinants and behavior change techniques
  • explain how evolutionary learning processes underlie behavior change techniques
  • translate behavior change principles into practical applications
  • fill and generate Acyclic Behavior Change Diagrams (ABCDs)

Activities:

An introductory lecture of ~1 hour

An interactive session of ~1.5 hours

Wrap-up with feedback on interactive session of ~0.5 hour

Product: Participants will produce an ABCD, either with their own data, or with an open dataset the facilitators will provide


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