BASES 2019 Registration Form
As part of the Skills for Excellence In Science Series (SEXISS), The Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in collaboration with the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Germany, is offering a Continuous Professional Development (CPD)-eligible workshop: “Basic Epidemiology with STATA” (BASES). This is an intensive workshop in epidemiological thinking and data analyses for medical, pharmacy, bio-medical and advanced nursing practitioners, graduate students and scientists. The course will run for four days, with an optional day for participants who will need dedicated help to analyse their own data.

This BASES workshop will cover basic concepts in epidemiological study designs, data management and analyses, as well as basic coding using the statistical software package - STATA. Via lectures and practical sessions delivered by faculty from Ghana and Germany, the workshop will introduce participants to data analyses of “real-world” datasets and the discussion of published studies. The workshop outline is as follows:

Note the following information covering the BASES-CPD workshop:
• Dates: Tuesday - Friday, July 02 - 05, 2019 and Saturday July 06, 2019 (optional)
• Times: 8:30am – 4:30pm Tuesday - Friday; 8:30am – 12:30pm Saturday (optional)
• Venue: IDL Conference Center, near KNUST poolside
• Number of participants: 60 (to allow for optimum hands-on experience and supervision during practical sessions)
• Registration opens: Friday, May 24, 2019
• Registration closes: Sunday, June 23, 2019, 20:00 hrs GMT
• Offer of admission: First-come first-served basis. Final notice of admission on Monday, June 24, 2019
• Acceptance: within 2 days following offer. Final acceptance by Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 15:00 hrs GMT
• Registration fees: GHS 500 (Payable upon admission. Payment instructions will be provided and receipt issued)

The following are the eligibility criteria for applying to participate in the BASES workshop:
• Be working in a medical, bio-medical, public health or advanced nursing field. You may also be a graduate student or scientist in any health-science discipline
• Be available to participate in the workshop in its entirety. Partial participation will not be permitted
• Be in possession of a laptop which must be carried along for the workshop. Applicants are encouraged to have at least STATA 10 or above installed
• Demonstrate that the skills learned will need to be applied immediately or in the very near future as part of work/education.

Meals will be provided, and participants will receive a certificate of completion signed by faculty from Ghana and Germany only after having attended at least 90% of the sessions and completing 100% of the assignments. For further enquiries or information, you may contact any of the SEXISS workshop coordinators at the KCCR Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research group via email:

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