The COMET Initiative brings together people interested in the development and application of agreed standardised sets of outcomes, known as ‘core outcome sets’ (COS). These sets represent the minimum that should be measured and reported in all clinical trials of a specific condition, but COS are also suitable for use in routine care, clinical audit and research other than randomised trials. You can read the core outcome set/COMET plain language summary here. The existence or use of a core outcome set does not imply that outcomes in a particular study should be restricted to those in the relevant core outcome set. Rather, there is an expectation that the core outcomes will be collected and reported, making it easier for the results of studies to be compared, contrasted and combined as appropriate; while researchers continue to explore other outcomes as well. COMET aims to collate and stimulate relevant resources, both applied and methodological, to facilitate exchange of ideas and information, and to foster methodological research in this area.
COMET 2020 Webinar series
Following the COVID-19 global outbreak earlier this year, the COMET Management Group has made the difficult decision to postpone COMET VIII until it is safe to go ahead with the meeting, and a new date for this meeting will be confirmed as soon as it is possible to do so. As we had already started to plan an exciting programme for COMET VIII, we still want to be able to share this with you. We are therefore planning a webinar series that will start on October the 8th and 9th 2020, with two consecutive webinars on the days that would have been COMET VIII, followed by once a fortnight after that. More details about forthcoming webinars will be announced as they become available.
We are currently planning for a free series of webinars that will start on October the 8th and October the 9th 2020, with two consecutive webinars on the days that would have been COMET VIII, followed by once a fortnight after that.
We are pleased to announce our COMET VIII keynote speaker, Hywel Williams, (NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, and Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology and Co-Director, Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Queen’s Medical Centre Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust) will kick off this exciting series on October the 8th talking about research waste.
On the 9th of October, Paula Williamson and Sarah Gorst (University of Liverpool) will share with you what they see as key findings across the body of evidence about COS in the COMET database.
The third webinar to be confirmed will be on Tuesday the 20th of October, featuring Eleanor Perfetto (National Health Council) and will focus on including patients in core outcome set work.
More details about forthcoming webinars will be announced as they become available.
Download the webinar series flyer for more information.
Register for COMET webinars here.
You will need to register for each webinar separately.
To participate in a webinar you will need:
- a device such as a computer, tablet or smartphone (with sound facilities);
- access to the internet,
- the webinar link (which will be sent in an email prior to the event).
With the permission of speakers, a recording of each webinar will be made available on the COMET website after the event.
If you have any questions regarding this webinar series, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org