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Course: Introduction to Clinical Research for Trainees

RCPE Course Edinburgh

Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - Thursday, 12 October 2017


Venue:

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

 

Overview

Gaining an understanding of the process, regulation and ethics of research is a core requirement for all higher specialist training courses. Research is a fundamental part of all NHS activity, and facilitation of research is an essential part of the role of all staff within the health service. All consultants, regardless of whether they are affiliated with a university, therefore require knowledge of the research process and experience in research participation.

This two-day course, which is aimed at early years medical trainees, particularly CMT2 and ST3, will equip you with the knowledge of how research works – from study conception, through funding, conduct, analysis and dissemination of the results. Interactive group work will show you how to appraise evidence, write abstracts, review an ethics proposal and pitch a grant proposal. Whether you are thinking of embarking on research or wanting to gain the essential competencies for accreditation, this course will show you how you can engage with research, and trainees with recent research experience will share their stories of what it is like to make the jump from clinical work to the research arena.

Only 25 places available on the course, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Course Directors
Dr Miles Witham (Dundee)
Dr Susan Shenkin (Edinburgh)

 

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Programme

Wednesday 11 October 2017 - Getting Started

08.30

Registration and Coffee

09.00

Introduction and welcome
Dr Miles Witham, Clinical Reader in Ageing and Health, University of Dundee School of Medicine, Dundee

Session 1

09.15

The research process and types of study
Dr Miles Witham, Clinical Reader in Ageing and Health, University of Dundee School of Medicine, Dundee

09.45

Brief introduction to critical appraisal
Dr Susan Shenkin, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Geriatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh

10.05

Critical appraisal facilitated group work
Dr Miles Witham, Clinical Reader in Ageing and Health, University of Dundee School of Medicine, Dundee and Dr Susan Shenkin, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Geriatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh

10.45

Critical appraisal plenary feedback
Dr Miles Witham, Clinical Reader in Ageing and Health, University of Dundee School of Medicine, Dundee and Dr Susan Shenkin, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Geriatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh

11.05

Coffee/tea

Session 2 

11.25

Designing a study
Professor Shaun Treweek, Professor of Health Services Research, Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

12.10

Applying for funding
Professor Rebecca Reynolds, Professor of Metabolic Medicine, Endocrinology Unit, University of Edinburgh (TBC)

12.40

Lunch

Session 3 

13.40

Constructing a protocol
Dr Miles Witham, Clinical Reader in Ageing and Health, University of Dundee School of Medicine, Dundee

14.10

Design a study - group work
Dr Miles Witham, Clinical Reader in Ageing and Health, University of Dundee School of Medicine, Dundee and Dr Susan Shenkin, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Geriatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh

15.40

Coffee/tea

15.50

Present your study to the grant panel

16.40

Academic career pathways
Vignettes from research - ~TBA

17.40

End of day one - Reception



Day 2 - Thursday 12 October 2017 - Doing the research

08.45

Coffee

Session 1

09.00

Approvals: ethics, MHRA, NHS R&D, others
Dr Roma Armstrong, Senior R&D Manager, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

09.45

Review of an ethics application (given out before)
Dr Miles Witham, Clinical Reader in Ageing and Health, University of Dundee School of Medicine, Dundee and Dr Susan Shenkin, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Geriatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh

11.15

Coffee/tea

Session 2

11.40

Project management and data management
Dr Miles Witham, Clinical Reader in Ageing and Health, University of Dundee School of Medicine, Dundee 

12.30

Analysing your data
Dr Fergus N Doubal, Consultant Stroke Physician & Geriatrician, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh

13.00

Lunch

Session 3 

13.45

Writing up and publishing your results
Dr Susan Shenkin, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Geriatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh

14.30

Write an abstract
Dr Miles Witham, Clinical Reader in Ageing and Health, University of Dundee School of Medicine, Dundee and Dr Susan Shenkin, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Geriatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh

15.30

Group evaluation of the abstracts
Dr Miles Witham, Clinical Reader in Ageing and Health, University of Dundee School of Medicine, Dundee and Dr Susan Shenkin, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Geriatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh

16.00

Wrap up and finish

 

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Fees

Online booking for this event closes on Wednesday 20 September 2017 but places may still be available after that date - please contact the Education Co-ordinator for further information.

Registration fees (includes lunch and refreshments on both days and one place at course reception)

Standard fee

£125

 

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Further Info

This course is aimed at early years medical trainees, particularly CMT2 & ST3.  A limited number of places are available. If you are unsure about eligibility, please contact the RCPE member of staff responsible for the event.

A certificate attendance will be issued at the end of the course. Please note - certificates will only be issued to attendees who attend and complete the feedback form.

Please note that on occasion event programmes may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

A professional photographer may be in attendance at this event. Photographs may be used by the College in digital and printed publicity material. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let a member of staff know at the registration desk.

Access

As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the Conference Centre and the main historic rooms, but not all of the smaller rooms used for educational events. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

An induction loop system is available in the conference centre and Great Hall.

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Parking is available on the street (metered) or at the Omni Centre car park, 10 minute's walk from the College.

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

Local walking routes

Three short walks can be enjoyed from the College. So if you are visiting us, why not explore the local area. Details can be found at Medal Routes.

Commercial Sponsorship

Many events are supported by commercial companies taking stand space. Health professionals and NHS managers are invited to visit the company stands during the breaks. Companies interested in sponsoring this, or other events listed on the Calendar, should contact the Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Exhibitors/sponsors play no part in the planning or delivery of the event and the College has developed an Ethical Sponsorship Policy to support organising committees and committee chairs in their negotiations with potential commercial partners for education and other events.

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