RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIALS COURSE: A Guide to Design, Conduct, Analysis, Interpretation and Reporting
RCT Course 2023 NOW Full - waiting list available
This annual course provides a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for evaluating healthcare interventions. You will learn from an interdisciplinary faculty of clinicians, statisticians, and trial managers, all with a wealth of RCT experience. The course uses a problem-based learning approach, including lectures and small-group practical sessions, and grounds all learning in practical experience and examples from the literature.
- Clarify the fundamental principles and practice of RCTs
- Present the optimal methodology to use in RCTs
- Examine the critical issues involved in planning, conducting and completing a successful trial
- Provide a basic understanding of the statistics used to plan and analyse RCTs
- Teach critical appraisal skills and practice appraising RCT papers
- Dr Juul Achten, Research Manager, Oxford Trauma and Emergency Care, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford
- Prof David Beard, Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford
- Associate Prof Jonathan Cook, University Lecturer, Centre for Statistics in Medicine and Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford.
- Prof Richard Emsley, Professor of Medical Statistics and Trials Methodology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, King's College London.
- Dr Katie Gillies, University Reader and Director of Health Care Assessment Programme, University of Aberdeen.
- Prof Sally Hopewell, Professor of Clinical Trials and and Evidence Synthesis, Centre for Statistics in Medicine and Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford.
- Prof Ed Juszczak, Professor of Clinical Trials and Statistics in Medicine, Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, University of Nottingham
- Prof Graeme MacLennan, Professor of Medical Statistics and Director of the Centre for Health Care Randomised Trials (CHaRT), Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen.
- Prof Katie Morris, Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine and Director of Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit, University of Birmingham
- Dr Ines Rombach, Senior Research Fellow/ Statistician, School of Health and Related Research, The University of Sheffield
- Dr Michael Maia Schlussel, Medical Statistician, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
If you are planning or actively involved in trials, or are interested in furthering your knowledge of trial methodology, this course is for you. It is ideal for those early in their career or those looking for a refresher course, as it provides an overview of all elements of an RCT. We welcome applications from clinical and non-clinical researchers and other professionals allied to medicine.
Date and times: Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September 2023. A typical day runs from 9am to 5:30pm, with a course dinner on the evening of Thursday 21 September and an early finish at 2pm on Friday 22 September after lunch.
Venue: The course will be held at Merton College, University of Oxford, a historic college located in Oxford city centre.
Course fees: £1500 (£1350 when payment is made before 30 April 2023). Fees must be paid in full before your place on the course is confirmed. Fees include daily lunch and refreshments, a course dinner (Thursday evening), and a comprehensive delegate’s pack including all course materials.
Accommodation: Bed and breakfast accommodation is available at Merton College for £105.00 per night (not included in course fees).
DOUG ALTMAN SCHOLARSHIP:
We are delighted to offer the Doug Altman Scholarship in 2023, covering the course and accommodation fees only for one participant from an LMIC. The Scholarship does not include any travel costs or Visa fees. Application for the scholarship can be made alongside course application. Scholarship applications must be made by 31 March 2023.
RCT Course 2023 is now fully booked.
To join the waiting list or be notified when registration opens for the next course, please contact Jacqueline Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org).