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From Research to Practice

Training Course in Sexual Health Research

Geneva 2008

Opening ceremony 2008

4 February - 5 March  2008

organised by

the Fonds Universitaire Maurice Chalumeau
the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research -
WHO Collaborating Centre in Education and Research in Human Reproduction
the Department of Reproductive Health and Research (WHO/RHR)

 in collaboration with

the Department of Health of the Canton of Geneva,
the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva,
the Geneva Medical Association


Common course: Research methodology

WHO Salle D

Date AM Topic Speaker PM Topic Speaker
February 04 09:00 Organisational matters for RH participants Organisers; venue: GFMER 14:00 Opening ceremony C d'Arcangues
M Gülmezoglu
A Campana
P-F Unger
W Pasini
E Widmer
V Fauveau
C-H Rochat
B Bourrit
F Baumann
G Stancanelli
R Kulier
R Thomson
10.00 Organisational matters for SH participants 15.30 Welcome cocktail WHO/ Restaurant
February 05 09:00 Introduction to the course Team 15.00 Visit of the CMU library/computer rooms
Introduction to Excel, Word and Powerpoint (CMU library)
S Koppenhoefer
10.00 e-learning R Kulier
February 06 10:00 Cohort studies H Wolff 14:00 Visit of the WHO library T Allen
11:00 Case-control studies H Wolff 15.30 CERN:  from particle physics to healthcare M Dosanjh
February 07 09:00 Research synthesis M Gülmezoglu 14:00 Internet and Medline (CMU library) A Campana
10:30 The Cochrane Collaboration M Gülmezoglu
11.30 The WHO Reproductive Health Library A Cuzin
February 08 09:00 Epidemiologic studies M Merialdi 14:00 Qualitative research study design (Handout) R Thomson
10:30 Randomized clinical trials M Merialdi
11.30 Screening M Merialdi
February 11 09:00  Strategies for data analysis: RCTs G Piaggio  14:00 Access to reproductive health care - global significance and conceptual challenges L Say
February 12 09:00 Registration of clinical trials D Ghersi 14.00 Systematic searching of the literature T Allen
10:00 Critical appraisal D Ghersi
February 13 09:00 Postgraduate learning and teaching in EBM R Kulier 14:00 Basic concepts in genetic epidemiology M Merialdi
10:00 WHO Guidelines: Grading evidence and developing evidence-based guidelines S Hill 15.00 Clinical update on intrauterine contraception N Kapp
February 14 09:00 Strategies for data analysis: case-control studies G Piaggio 14:00 Implementing evidence-based practices in SH/RH M Gülmezoglu
10:30 Methodological issues in the measurement of maternal mortality and morbidity A Betrán
February 15 09:00 Advancing sexual and reproductive health through gender equality and human rights J Cottingham
E Kismodi

Course:  Common topics in Reproductive Health/Sexual Health

WHO Salle D

Course:  Sexual Health

WHO  Room X10

Date AM Topic Speaker PM Topic Speaker
February 25 09:00 Introduction to sexual health W Pasini 14.00 Preventing HIV/AIDS in young people: a systematic review of the evidence from developing countries B Dick
10:00 Concepts and methods in sexual health research R Thomson 15:00 Male circumcision and HIV prevention: research influencing action B Dick
February 26 09:00 Recent perspectives on atypical gender identity D Medico
R Porto
E Volkmar
14:00 Sexual problems and conjugal psychosocial functioning E Widmer
11:00 Studying sexuality & sexual health in young people R Thomson 15:30 Women’s sexuality, current debates D Medico
February 27 09:00 Female Genital Mutilation: General overview and sexuality E Johansen 14:00 Challenges in measuring violence against women
WHO multi-country study on women’s health and domestic violence against women
H Jansen
10:30 Peer review/appraisal of SH research proposals R Thomson
February 28 09:00 Research on child abuse and incest: ethical and methodological aspects D Halperin 14:00 Individual appraisal tutorials (SH research proposals) Faculty
11:30 The health of sexual minorities M Hausermann 15:00 Sexuality clinic master class W Pasini et al
February 29 10:00 The WHO Multi-Country Study on Gender, Sexuality, and Vaginal Practices (GSVP Study) A Martin Hilber 15:00 Promoting sexual health:  the public health challenge (Video conference) E Coleman
A Martin Hilber
March 04       14:00  Visit of CERN  
March 3-5   Exams