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IVI organized a three-day intensive workshop on
Biostatistics and Scientific writing on 6-8 December 2012. 21 Optometry
professionals including educators, practitioners and post graduate students
from 12 Optometry institutes across India attended the workshop. Led by Mr
Farai Chinanayi, Biostatistician and Dr Tom Okello, Social Scientist from the
African Vision Research Institute (AVRI), Durban, South Africa, the workshop
was very well received.
The workshop focused on several introductory topics in biostatistics which form the basis for further methods such as linear regression, logistic regression and survival analysis. The workshop helped eye health cadres and researchers develop skills in written communication to enable them to effectively share knowledge through scientific papers, reports and peer reviewed articles. The participants also received generic training on research skills.
IVI acknowledges the support of Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight in funding this program.