Bristol, Oxford, Aberdeen Surgical Trials Intervention Course (BOASTiC)
A three day, intensive, comprehensive, and stimulating crash course in surgical trials. We learned everything from asking the right question to delivering a multi-arm multi-intervention platform RCT of surgical interventions and more. What struck me was the extraordinary breadth of clinical trial methodology that was covered, yet each talk was delivered in a manner that was bespoke to surgical trials and furthermore, appropriately tailored for surgical trainee audience.
BOSTIC DELEGATE, 2022
BOASTiC 2023 will be held from Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th September 2023 at Engineers’ House, Bristol.
The course is now full and applicants will be placed on a waiting list.
This 3-day surgical research training event on surgical trials is for foundation, core and specialist trainees of all surgical specialities. It is run by the Bristol and Oxford Surgical Trials Units. Students work collaboratively to learn how to design and conduct RCTs in surgery that answer research questions of relevance to surgeons, patients and the NHS.
Course fee: £250.
The course fee covers all subsistence and one conference dinner. Accommodation, travel and dinner are not covered.
Written/email confirmation of study leave will be required upon booking.