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.


Health economists working on surgical RCTs, CIs of surgical RCTs, trialists and those interested in economic evaluations of surgical interventions are invited to attend this event.

This workshop is aimed at surgeons and trainees who are actively consenting patients to an RCT involving surgery, or those who plan to do so in the near future.

An interactive workshop to enhance surgeons’ skills in recruiting patients to randomised controlled trials involving surgery

Why the need for randomised trials?

Key information to convey to potential trial participants

Addressing hidden challenges of trial recruitment

Providing balanced information on treatment options

Dealing with patients’ treatment preferences

This course is free. Places are limited so please book early.

Target audience: researchers and other professionals, from any discipline, who regularly use Stata for analysis.

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.

In this 1.5 day course you will learn about the types of novel model-based designs that are increasingly used in phase I dose-finding studies, such as the Continual Reassessment Method, and how these approaches could lead to more efficient clinical trials. .

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.

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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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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