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All About Clinical Trials

Training course of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

Add to calendar02/03/20188:30 03/03/201813:00 Europe/Paris All About Clinical Trials

The ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy is proud to be delivering an engaging and interactive 2 day course to improve the professional knowledge and skills required to plan and deliver successful cardiovascular pharmacotherapy clinical trials. 

Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy mailto:workinggroups@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy
In-person
event

Summary

The ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy is proud to be delivering an engaging and interactive 2 day course to improve the professional knowledge and skills required to plan and deliver successful cardiovascular pharmacotherapy clinical trials. 

Focus on

  • Methodological issues regarding the design, conduct and interpretation of clinical trials
  • New types and trends of trials required by regulators

At the end of the course delegates will have improved their knowledge in:

  • Designing and planning successful clinical trials
  • Evaluating and following the correct processes and regulatory procedures
  • Effectively analysing and interpreting trial data using clinical trials presented at the latest cardiovascular scientific meetings as examples


Course directors

Sven Wassmann, MD, PhD, FESC
Giuseppe MC Rosano, MD, PhD, FESC

This course is an excellent opportunity for education and networking.

Programme overview

Day 1 Sessions and GCP course

08:15: Registration opens

08:45: Welcome, introduction and course objectives

08:55: The ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy - Perspectives of a Past-Chairman and Editor-in-Chief

Session 1: How to design and run a clinical trial

09:10: An overview of the different aspects of clinical trials

09:50: Planning and running a clinical trial: the research site - players, facilities, ethics, logistics

10:10: Planning and running a clinical trial: sponsors, CROs, adjudication, retention

10:30: Traditional versus novel trial designing 

11:00: Refreshment and Networking

Session 2: Regulatory aspects

11:30: Requirements from regulatory agencies:  endpoints, comparators, type of studies

12:00: Post marketing surveillance

Session 3: The sponsor's viewpoint

12:30: The sponsor´s viewpoint

13:00: Lunch and Networking

Session 4: What's next - upcoming and ongoing clinical trials

14:00: ACS / Antithrombotics

14:15: Lipidology

14:30: Diabetes

14:45: Heart failure

Session 5: Trial categories

15:00: Observational trials and registries

15:20: Randomised controlled trials

15:40: Meta-analyses and systematic reviews

16:00: Refreshments and networking 

Session 6: Good clinical practice

16:30: GCP for the busy investigator (certificate included)

18:30: Refreshments and networking

Day 2 Interactive workshops

08:30: Welcome and objectives

Issues in Clincial Trials
08:35: ACS and antithrombotics trials: challenges and current directions
Workshop: Statistical issues in clinical trials - basic notions

09:00: Parallel groups (switch after 60 min):

  • Randomised controlled trials and subgroup analyses
  • Registries and meta-analyses

11:00: Refreshment and Networking

Workshop: How to interpret clinical trial data

11:30: Examples from clinical trials

12:30: Interpreting meta-analyses and clinical trials: can we believe the data?

Workshop: Things to know for junior investigators
13:00: Parallel groups:
  • How to write a manuscript
  • What you need to know as junior investigator

13:30: Closing remarks

13:45: Lunch and Networking

Registration

Registration to the course is open until  26 February 2018. 

  • Standard fee: 300 Euros
  • Members fee (*1): 100 Euros
  • Young Members fee (*2): 50 Euros

(*1) Members of the ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy and/or members of the Belgian Society of Cardiology

(*2) Members of the Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapists and Trialists of Tomorrow

Register

Registration includes participation to the course, coffee breaks and lunches on 2 and 3 March.

Hotel and dinners are not included.

The course is beeing held at the European Heart Agency, and, close to it, you will find the following hotels:

Radisson Red Brussels Hotel 4* (approx. 80€/night)

Renaissance Brussels Hotel 4* (approx. 100€/night)

Leopold Brussels Hotel 4* (approx. 160€/night)