Past Events

Past Events

Ophthalmic Statistics Group (OSG) meeting

7 June 2019 (11:00 – 15:00)

The Learning Centre, 15 Ebenezer Street, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London N1 7NP

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Welcome, NIHR Statistics Group and OSG

NIHR Statistics Group and RCOphth Annual Congress 2019

AMD and AREDS

AREDS – Stats and Design in Vavvas paper

Big data and glaucoma

Feedback from ARVO 2019 and EASDEC 2019 meetings

Research and research skills - “Big data in Ophthalmology – ensuring statistical excellence”

21 May 2019, 08:00 - 09:00

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 20-23 May 2019, SEC, Glasgow

Presented by: Dr Catey Bunce, Dr Gabriela Czanner, Mrs Ana Quartilho and Mr Richard Wormald

Chaired by: Mr Richard Wormald, University College London & Moorfields Eye Hospital and Dr Catey Bunce, Reader in Medical Statistics, King’s College London

Session Details

NIHR Statistics Group Ophthalmology Research Section Ophthalmic Statistics Group meeting

9 November 2018 (11:00 – 15:00)

  • 11:00 – 11:15 Welcome, Introduction to the Ophthalmic Statistics Group Catey Bunce, Educational Lead for NIHR Statistics group, Reader in Medical Statistics, Kings College London; Honorary positions: NIHR Moorfields BRC for Ophthalmology; Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • 11:15 – 12:15 Discussion about unit of analysis issues Catey Bunce Joanna Moschandreas, Senior Medical Statistician, University of Oxford Gabriela Czanner, Senior Lecturer in Statistics and Data Science, Liverpool John Moores University Wenyue Zhu, PhD student, Institute of Aging and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool
  • 12:15 – 13:00 FACT: a statistical overview Ana Quartilho, Head of Statistics, UCL Comprehensive Clinical Trials Unit Lunch
  • 13:30 – 15:00 AMD, genetics, interactions and AREDS, Catey Bunce, Gabriela Czanner Mariusz Grzeda, Research Associate, University of Bristol

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Welcome to the Ophthalmic Statistics Group

One Eye or Two

Toward Appropriate Analysis of Two Eyes

The Unit of Analysis Issue

FACT - a statistical overview

AREDS, AMD and gene interactions

Ophthalmic Statistics Group (OSG) Meeting

7 June 2018, 11:00 - 15:00

Wednesday 23 May 2018 08.00 – 09.00

Chaired by Dr Catey Bunce, Reader in Medical Statistics, Kings College London and Mr Richard Wormald, Moorfields Eye Hospital

For researchers who will be attending the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2018 in Liverpool.

RCOphth Annual Congress 2018 Programme and Registration

Statistics In Ophthalmology

Wednesday 18 April 2018 14:00 – 17:00

Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Catey Bunce and Ana Quartilho will be running a short Bio-statistical Seminar (for non-statistical professionals): Topics to be covered:

  • Data analysis (e.g. comparison of means)
  • Different study designs
  • Regression

Catey Bunce is Reader in Medical Statistics at Kings College London, Training Lead for NIHR Statistics group, honorary statistician at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Ophthalmic Statistics Group Lead. Her name is synonymous with high-quality statistically robust studies, which have shaped the clinical practice of ophthalmology over the last 2 decades. In addition, her interest in training has produced the Ophthalmic Statistics Notes, a set of 12 publications, which provide the clinician with guidance and case studies of common statistical scenarios.

Ana Quartilho is currently senior medical statistician at the University College London Comprehensive Clinical Trials Unit and member of the Ophthalmic Statistics Group.

The session will take place during the half-day registrar teaching however all are welcome to attend. If you would like to attend, please email s.wagner@ucl.ac.uk to obtain the papers, which will be discussed during the session.

  • 2 pm : Introduction and short questionnaire)
  • 2.20 – 3.20 : Study design with ophthalmic examples
  • 3.20 – 3.40 : Brief coffee break
  • 3.40 – 4.10 : How to do a t-test
  • 4.10 – 4.40 : Regression and how to do it

Second Meeting of the NIHR Statistics Group's Ophthalmology Research Section - Method Agreement in Ophthalmology

10th November 2017 11am – 4pm

The Learning Centre, 15 Ebenezer Street , Moorfields Eye Hospital London N1 7NP

Guest speakers:

Professor David Garway-Heath : Consultant Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Theme Lead for Visual Assessment and Imaging, NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre

Professor Martin Bland : Emeritus Professor of Health Sciences, Department of Health Sciences, University of York

  • 11.00 – 11.15 Introductions
  • 11.15 – 11.45 The statistician-non-statistician interface in ophthalmic and vision science research
  • 11.45 – 12.45 The history of the limits of agreement method
  • 12.45 – 13.45 Lunch & networking
  • 13.45 – 14.45 Critical review of recent publication – interactive exercise
  • 14.45 – 15.45 Discussion & next steps

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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Research Design and Statistics Symposium

Title: Research changes lives - How to generate and apply high quality evidence to your practice

Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November, 2017 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day)

This symposium is offered over two days, although each day may be booked independently.

The aim is to provide clinicians with an introduction to evidence based ophthalmology through

  1. an overview of research design and implementation, appropriate statistical approaches and evidence appraisal and synthesis
  2. an opportunity to embed learning by discussion of research ideas at an early stage

Target audience: Any clinician with an interest in undertaking research or applying research evidence to improve their practice and services.

Attendees are asked to submit ahead of the symposium a short outline research proposal or a research question that can be used in the interactive ‘research surgery’ session each day.

Co-Chaired by Dr Catey Bunce, Reader in Medical Statistics, King’s College London & Mr Richard Wormald, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

Wednesday 24 May 2017 08:00 – 09:00

For researchers who will be attending the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2017 in Liverpool.

The Royal College of ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2017 - Programme

Demystifying statistics and research for ophthalmic investigators

Organizers: Gabriela Czanner, PhD, CStat, Sarah E. Coupland, MBBS, PhD, FARVO and Bruce I. Gaynes, OD, PharmD

Saturday May 6, 2017, Baltimore, United States

Members of the OSG - Gabriela Czanner, Catey Bunce, Marta Garcia-Finana and Ana Quartilho are contributing to the ARVO (The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) 2017 Annual Meeting Education Courses

ARVO 2017 Annual Meeting Education Courses, see page 18

https://www.arvo.org/

The first meeting of the NIHR Statistics Group Ophthalmology Research Section

3rd November 2016 (12.00 noon – 4.30pm, registration and coffee from 11.30am).

Lecture Theatre, Clinical Tutorial Complex

2nd floor, Moorfields Eye Hospital

162 City Rd, London

EC1V 2PD

The meeting will focus upon method agreement studies in ophthalmology and the enduring nature of the correlation coefficient. Professor Martin Bland and Professor David Garway-Heath will be speaking as will members of the Ophthalmic Statistics Group.

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Members of the OSG are contributing to the following event at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Tuesday 9th February 2016, 9.00-16.30 at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Wednesday 20 May 2015 08:00 – 09:00

For any researcher who will be attending the Annual Congress meeting of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists at the AAC in Liverpool on the 20th May, there will be a statistical workshop presented by members of the Ophthalmology Research Section of the NIHR Statistics group at 8 am which you are encouraged to attend

Workshop for practical statistics: Helpful statistics for ophthalmologists / ophthalmic researchers

Chaired by Mr Richard Wormald and of interest to anyone who wishes to write research papers and avoid simple statistical errors. The speakers are members of the Ophthalmic Statistics Group, which is a group of statisticians who have come together because of a common desire to help ophthalmic researchers write research papers free of statistical issues. Statistical formulae will be kept to a minimum (unless requested) and relevance to ophthalmology will be highlighted.

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2015, Liverpool

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Monday 11 May 2015, 13.00-16.00 at the University of Liverpool

Ophthalmic researchers today are faced with a variety of methods of measuring ocular characteristics such as intraocular pressure, retinal nerve fibre layer thickness and macular thickness. It is not uncommon to find papers which report on whether or not such methods are interchangeable. It is also not uncommon to find errors in the statistical analyses in such papers or in the interpretation of results in such papers.

This talk highlights some common misunderstandings in the analysis of such studies, with some applied examples, promotes the use of limits of agreement and questions why old habits are hard to change. An introduction to the Ophthalmic Statistics Group will be provided - this being a group of medical statisticians working across the UK and beyond who have come together because of a common interest in ophthalmic research and desire to raise statistical standards in ophthalmic research.

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