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Oxford Surgical Trials Training Day Course is the launch of new and exciting Surgical Trials Training Day that will provide valuable insights into the pathway from trial idea all the way through to the running of a surgical trial.

Current & potential PIs, consultants, trainees and trial management staff and all others interested in the process of carrying out clinical trial research are all welcome and encouraged to attend.

The course is hosted by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU). SITU NDS is led by Professor Sheraz Markar, who is supported by a multidisciplinary team with expert experience in developing and running surgical trials. 





09:30 - 09:55 Refreshments
09:55 - 10:00 Welcome and introductions Michael Douek

Session 1 - Designing Surgical Trials 

10:00 - 10:25 Developing the Idea & Feasability Studies Peter McCulloch
10:25 - 10:50 Options for Surgical Trial Design Jonathan Cook
10:50 - 11:15 Identifying an Optimal Funding Stream & Preparing a Good Grant Application Jessica Scaife
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break

Session 2 - Health Economics, PPI and Recruitment & Regulation

11:30 - 11:55 Health Economics Filipa Landeiro
11:55 - 12:20 Patient Involvement - What Can We Offer? Marcelle Bernstein
12:20 - 12:45 Quintet Recruitment Intervention Nicola Farrar
12:45 - 13:00

Introduction to Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)

& Surgical Innovation, Technology and Evaluation Theme (SITE)
Simon Buczacki
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

 Session 3 - Trial Development Pathway

14:00 - 14:25 Device Trials - Regulations & Pitfalls Ferdousi Chowdhury
14:25 - 14:50 Costing a Trial Amy Taylor
14:50 - 15:00 Trial Management - What is Involved? Charles Malyon
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break

Session 4 - The four best trial ideas for presentations

15:30 - 16:30 Panel: Vicki Barber, Richard Bryant, Seonaidh Cotton, Michael Douek, Alex Green, Duncan Richards
16:30 - 16:40 Closing remarks

Download the programme

No charge. Lunch and refreshments provided.

In person places are limited; early registration encouraged to avoid disappointment. 

Oxford Surgical Trials Training Day 2024 QR code






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