RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIALS COURSE 2018: A Guide to Design, Conduct, Analysis, Interpretation and Reporting
Monday, 17 September 2018 to Friday, 21 September 2018
Merton College, University of Oxford, UK
Now in its 15th year, this 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
- Demonstrate 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
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
- Associate Prof Jonathan Cook, University Lecturer, 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
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 invite applications from clinical and non-clinical researchers and other professionals allied to medicine.
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.
£1450, discounted to £1300 when payment is made before 1 May 2018.
Fees include daily lunch and refreshments, a course dinner (Thursday evening), a comprehensive delegate’s pack including all course materials, and your choice of a textbook (Fundamentals of Clinical Trials by LM Friedman, CD Furberg & DL DeMets OR Practical Statistics for Medical Research by DG Altman DG).
Course registration will open in mid-February 2018. To be added to our mailing list for notification of registration opening, please contact Jacqueline Wright on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read a blog post by a participant of the 2016 RCT Course here.