Workshops, conferences & events

This resource highlights upcoming workshops, events and conferences run by the HTMR Network and our colleagues in clinical trials. For more training courses, including short courses, Masters degrees, and training resources from our colleagues visit our training pages.


Location: UCL

Course dates: Tuesday 14th May 2019

Do you or will you sit on Independent Data Monitoring Committees (IDMC)* or have a trial that needs to be overseen by an IDMC? If so, this popular one-day course is for you, whether you are a clinician, statistician, or work in trial operations.

The multidisciplinary Faculty will lead participants through many of the challenges associated with reviewing accumulating data from clinical trials, and the practical and statistical issues that you need to know when setting up and running an IDMC.

Using lectures, group discussions, and real-life case studies the course will cover: roles and responsibilities of an IDMC membership and the need for independence best practice and decision-making recommendations, decisions, and relationships to other committees Course fee:This course is free for staff from Units within ICTM (UCL).

£75 for attendees from other UCL departments;

£150 for attendees from other not-for-profit organisations; and

£250 for attendees from for-profit organisations.

Places on this course are limited, and priority will be given to applicants actively involved with Data Monitoring Committees

Target audience

This course is aimed at health and research professionals, particularly those aiming to become Chief Investigators.


The experienced panel is co-chaired by Prof Max Parmar and Matt Sydes, with Laura Farrelly, and joined by leading trial clinicians drawn from a pool that includes Jeremy Chataway, Janet Darbyshire, Rick Kaplan, and Sheena McCormack.

Essentials of Clinical Trials

This course provides attendees with a clear understanding of the fundamental principles of Randomised Clinical Trials (RCTs). Lectures and practical sessions cover the key issues to be considered in design, conduct, analysis and reporting, with a focus on major clinical trials which directly influence clinical practice.

Topics are addressed with perspectives from both public sector research and the pharmaceutical industry.

Who should attend?

The course is relevant to all those who want to gain an understanding of the rigorous evaluation of interventions in health care, including clinical research professionals, research managers, and other scientists with an interest in clinical trials.

Course fee

The course fee for 2019 is £1,784.00. Fees normally cover participation in the course, course materials and refreshments each day. Fees do not cover travel costs or accommodation.


The 2018-intake of this course has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 30 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s) and we expect the same approval for 2019.

Advanced STATA: Programming and other techniques to make your life easier. A five day course from the Population Studies Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The course is aimed at researchers and other professionals, from any discipline, who regularly use Stata for analysis but want to learn how to work more efficiently. It would be particularly suited to those who are about to embark on large analyses. We will cover a range of topics including:

• efficient ways of working using do files commands that allow you to manipulate data and to easily create new summary variables and datasets.

• Stata's commands for accessing and outputting results including putexcel to send results to Excel, a similar command to send output to Word documents and two simple commands to write text files and Stata datasets containing results.

• creating new commands (programs) for Stata.

The course has run since 2008 and has been a great success. Participants have consistently commented on the excellent teaching and feedback includes "I learnt so much in such a short time", "I would recommend this course" and "This has saved me months of work". Each year we find that many people have had the course recommended by a friend or colleague. " "target="_blank">More information, fees, how to register etc

One day training course: Practicalities in designing, grant funding, setting up and running a Continual Reassessment Method (CRM) dose finding phase I trial

In this one day course you will learn about the practicalities of running a phase I dose-finding Continual Reassessment Method (CRM) trial. During the day we will introduce the CRM design, run a CRM trial, provide training on the features in designing a CRM, move onto ideas in making a grant application, then planning in set-up and running of a CRM trial.

Date: Wednesday 28th November 2018 (10:00 - 16:30)

Venue: Seminar room 6.075, Level 6 Worsley Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9NL

Course Fee:

Academic employees - £150

Industry/commercial employees - £300

Last registration date - 16th November

A free one day training event for newly funded Chief Investigators on randomised clinical trials.

The workshop will include panel discussions, presentations from chief investigators, clinical trial units, trial funders and trial methodologists.

The workshop is targeted to recently funded Chief Investigators on RCTs.

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The next International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference 2019 will be held in Brighton, 6-9 October 2019.

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