SAMSON is a research network across West, East and Southern Africa.
SAMSON aims to:
This in-depth six day workshop was delivered by Fractures E3 Investigators from in-country teams and the Universities of Bristol and Southampton. This hybrid event facilitated the successful delivery of both in-person and online training across all three sites. The event, consisting of day long sessions, and provided each in-country research team with training on study methods, study tools and data management, data collection and recording, sampling, consenting, questionnaires, anthropometry and physical measures, measures and test, bloods and imaging for the vertebral fractures prevalence and in-depth musculoskeletal phenotyping study.
These were held in The Gambia and Zimbabwe on 24 Jan- 4th Feb 2022. The teams from across UK sites, Bristol, Oxford and Southampton, and in-country teams ran a ten day workshop training on hip fracture incidence, recruitment, identification, management, GCP, anthropometry and physical assessment. Workshops were attended by fieldworkers, imaging assistants, research assistants, study nurses and data management.
<p>This three-day workshop built on the successes of our 2018 research training workshop, to deliver a two-day international, multi-disciplinary programme of epidemiology and statistical training. Day three was dedicated to training in the practical conduct of forearm pQCT and the analysis of bone age on hand and wrist radiographs. This workshop was funded through a University of Bristol GCRF Global Impact Acceleration Account grant from the UKRI entitled ‘Musculoskeletal Knowledge Exchange between Zimbabwe and Bristol; a SAMSON initiative’.</p>
This meeting brought together a multi-disciplinary, international group of principal investigators who aim together to submit successful global health funding applications. This workshop was funded through University of Bristol Global Challenges Research Funding and Academy of Medical Sciences GCRF Networking Funding and hosted by the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
This 4 day workshop was designed for researchers in Zimbabwe who are working, or planning to work, in the field of musculoskeletal health research.
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