Workshops

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.

Workshops

This course in practical statistics for clinical trials covers protocol development and statistical analysis planning, statistical methods for testing for differences and estimating effect sizes, and the presentation and interpretation of results. The primary focus of this course is to provide an understanding of the key statistical components required when conducting randomized clinical trials in accordance to the ICH E9 guideline, and for individuals to be able to demonstrate competencies in these components and apply them to clinical trials.

This module will focus on providing an understanding of the broader forms of evidence synthesis, and their methods, with a particular focus on complex reviews. Such reviews include diagnostic test accuracy reviews, clinical study reports, individual participant data (IPD), reviews of non-randomised data, and qualitative reviews. Students attending this course will gain insight into some of these more complex forms of evidence synthesis, as well as explore emerging forms of synthesis and learn how to incorporate these methods into a review protocol. A basic understanding of systematic reviews is advantageous, but not essential.

The programme will include: Trial design, trial conduct, recruitment of trial participants, public and patient involvement, analysis and reporting, health economics.

Location: Aviation House, 125 Kingway, London, WC2B 6NH

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Summary: This course is aimed at those currently or soon to be involved in Independent Data Monitoring Committees (IDMC), and will answer the question: "What do people who serve on them, report to them or receive reports from them need to know?”

Places on this course are limited, and priority will be given to applicants actively involved with Data Monitoring Committees. If demand exceeds the number of places, places will be awarded to those who the course presenters believe will benefit most from the course.

Fees: This course is free for staff from Units within ICTM (CRUK CTC, CCTU, MRC CTU at UCL, PRIMENT). Attendees from outside of the ICTM will be required to pay an attendance fee. Fees are based on the attendee's organisation as follows: • £75 for attendees from other UCL departments; • £150 for attendees from other not-for-profit organisations; and • £250 for attendees from for-profit organisations.

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

The workshop will include panel discussions, presentations from clinical trial units, trial funders and trial methodologists, problem solving sessions and discussions on working relationships.

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

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.

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Conferences

The ISCB 2016 conference will provide a scientific forum for international exchange of theory, methods and applications of clinical biostatistics among biostatisticians, epidemiologists and other medical researchers.


In collaboration with The Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) and the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN), The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research is pleased to announce the 2016 International Population Data Linkage Conference, taking place at Swansea University Bay Campus, Wales from 22-26 August 2016.

Hosted by the current Director of the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) and Co-Deputy Director of the The Farr Institute Professor David V Ford, this unique international conference is designed to provide researchers, policy makers, practitioners, administrators, regulators, and data guardians with opportunities to learn more about the cutting edge population data linkage work that is underway across the world.

Jointly supported by the ICTMC and the Society for Clinical Trials, the 2017 conference will be hosted in Liverpool from 7-10 2017. Save the date!


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