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All About Clinical Trials Course and Workshop

Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

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

The aim of these workshops is to understand the methodological issues of design and how to conduct and interpret clinical trials. The workshops also demonstrate how to critically evaluate a scientific manuscript and interpret clinical trial results using examples of clinical trials presented at the latest cardiovascular scientific meetings. Finally, it provides a review of the fundamentals of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) so each participant is certified on GCP after the course.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for the design, conduct, and recording and reporting of clinical trials that involve the participation of human subjects. Anyone managing or conducting research in the National Health Service should be aware of Good Clinical Practice and evidence of GCP training is mandatory for gaining Host Site Approval for a Clinical Trial of an Investigational Medicinal Product (CTIMP).

The course provides a review of the fundamentals of Good Clinical Practice, for experienced staff. The training is based on the International Conference on Harmonisation GCP guidelines but also introduces The Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations and Amendment Regulations 2006, which have transposed the EU Clinical Trials Directive. The course gives an overview of aspects applicable to all research. The GCP course is delivered by St Georges University of London or other regulatory institution.

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