ANZSGM ASM 2017 Older peoples care through Community, Collaboration and Communication 10-12 May 2017 Rotorua New Zealand

Rod Jackson

Rod Jackson is a professor of epidemiology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is medically trained, has a PhD in epidemiology and is a fellow of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine.
He has been teaching courses on clinical and public health epidemiology to undergraduate and postgraduate students for 25 years and runs workshops on critical appraisal of the clinical literature nationally and internationally.

He has 35 years of research experience in cardiovascular disease epidemiology. For the past 15 years his research has been mainly focused on CVD risk prediction and its application in clinical practice. He leads a ‘big-health data’ research programme that generates very large cohort studies from web-based clinical decision support systems linked to national health databases to implement, monitor and improve CVD risk assessment and management in primary and secondary care.

He has published over 280 peer-reviewed papers.



Critical Appraisal Using GATE (Graphic Appraisal Tool for Epidemiology)

In this workshop I will present a simple graphical method for critically appraising the clinical epidemiological literature. The GATE approach can be used to appraise every epidemiological study design including randomised trials of therapy, diagnostic test accuracy studies, prognostic studies, aetiological studies and systematic reviews.

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts open: 25th October 2016

Registration Opens: 18th November 2016

Call for Abstracts Closes: 24th February 2017

Notification of Abstracts: 20th March 2017

Close of Early Registration: 31st March 2017

Conference: 10th May 2017


Host Organisation



Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)

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