Report on Tianfu Stroke Research Methodology Training Workshop, Chengdu, China 25th May 2018

The Tianfu Stroke Research Methodology Training Workshops held in Chengdu, China on the 25thMay 2018was organised by Professors Ming Liu and Shihong Zhang and their team from the West China Hospital Chengdu.  
It took place the day before the Tianfu Stroke Conference and attracted over 100 clinicians (all in the early stage of their research careers) who were interested in clinical stroke research. The WSO Faculty members were Professor Ming Liu, Professor Craig Anderson, and the other Faculty were Dr Fergus Doubal, Professor Shihong Zhang, and Jie Yang.  
The focus of the workshop was on epidemiological and clinical (bedside) research and the topics were: 
  • First steps in research: what training do you need
  • Raising a good research question, and choosing the correct research design
  • A checklist for setting up your research study
  • Cluster RCT/RCT based on stroke registry
  • Introduction of common scales in clinical research of stroke
  • Imaging of cerebral small vessel diseases
  • Techniques of cerebral perfusion imaging in assessing collateral circulation
  • Introduction of imaging technology in study white matter diseases
  • How to write a scientific paper and get it published
  • How to critique a scientific paper: perspective from reviewers
  • How to write a funding application.

The workshop involved interactive tasks and there was very active discussion of each topic, with Faculty members being asked supplementary questions during the breaks.   Feedback on the course was very positive.

The faculty L to R, Prof Wu Bo, Prof Wei Manlin, Prof Zhang Shihong, Prof Peter Sandercock, Prof Liu Ming, Prof Craig Anderson.

Professor Peter Sandercock attended the workshop as faculty, he is the Chair of the World Stroke Organisation, Education committee. 
Report on Tianfu Stroke Research Methodology Training Workshop, Chengdu, China 25th May 2018 Reviewed by Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins on Monday, May 28, 2018 Rating: 5

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