Workshop on Observational studies

Designing, conducting and reporting Observational studies: A step by step approach

Much of clinical knowledge comes from observational research. About nine of ten research papers published in clinical specialty journals describe observational research. The three main types of observational studies are cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies. Conducting and reporting of observational studies is often of insufficient quality.

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Mentor: Prof. Ashraf Nabhan


There are major steps that one must navigate successfully to take a study idea and turn it into a publication that may have an impact on clinical practice. These steps include developing the study question, developing the study plan, implementing the study plan, reporting the results and submitting the manuscript for publication. This workshop takes each of these steps and expands on its important components. Workshop Format Plenary interactive sessions, small group work, question- answer sessions and presentations by participants Schedule of Dates: Thursday, September 04, 2014 – 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Thursday, October 02, 2014 – 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.


Training and Education Enhancement Center, Ain Shams University Hospitals

Who should attend:

  1. Postgraduates who are planning for a Master, Doctorate or PhD degree in Medicine, Dentistry, or Clinical Pharmacy.
  2. Faculty members (Lecturers, Associate Professors and Professors) who are involved in supervising, conducting and publishing observational studies.
  3. Interns (A recent graduate or a student undergoing supervised practical training)


To APPLY  for the workshop, please complete and submit the registration form online . Completing an application does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants will be notified of acceptance to the workshop no later than THREE weeks before the start of the workshop. Workshop registration fees is 150 LE and must be paid no later than 7 calendar days after we notify you of acceptance to the workshop. We reserve the right to cancel your acceptance if fees are not submitted by the deadline. The workshop fees cover participation in the workshop, workshop materials, coffee breaks and a certificate of attendance.