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Join the Centre for Statistics in Medicine's annual RCT Course, which covers everything you need to know about the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation and reporting of randomised controlled trials.

Rct course 2018

REGISTRATION OPENING MARCH 2018

17-21 SEPTEMBER 2018, MERTON COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

This course provides a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for the evaluation of healthcare interventions. It will include talks and practicals to give examples and guidance on the methodology of trials using a problem-based learning approach.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Clarify the fundamental principles and practice of RCTs
  • Demonstrate the optimal methodology to use in RCTs based on considerable practical experience and using extensive examples from the literature
  • Examine the critical issues involved in planning, conducting and completing a successful trial
  • Provide a basic understanding of statistical input into RCTs, including analyses frequently used
  • Facilitate critical appraisal of RCTs

COURSE FACULTY

Course faculty will include:

  • Prof Doug Altman, Professor of Statistics in Medicine, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford
  • Prof Mike Clarke, Director, MRC All-Ireland Trials Methodology Research Hub, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Jonathan Cook, Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences and Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford.
  • Susan Dutton, Lead Statistician, Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit and Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford
  • Dr Vicki Barber, Hub Manager, Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Oxford
  • Prof Ed Juszczak, Director, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit Clinical Trials Unit, University of Oxford.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The course is aimed at those planning or actively involved in trials, or individuals interested in furthering their knowledge of trial methodology. Applications are invited from clinical and non-clinical researchers and other professionals allied to medicine. The course provides an overview of clinical trials and would benefit those early in their career or serve as a refresher for more experienced individuals.

DETAILS

MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER TO FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2018

A typical day runs from 9am to 5:30pm, with a banquet on the evening of Thursday 20 September and an early finish at 2pm on Friday 21 September after lunch.

The course will be held at Merton College, a historic college located in Oxford city centre.

Fees include daily lunch and refreshments, a course dinner (Thursday evening), and a comprehensive delegate’s pack including all course materials.

REGISTRATION

Registration for this course will open in March 2018. Please contact Jacqueline Wright on rct.course@csm.ox.ac.uk to be added to our mailing list for notification of registration opening.

 

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