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All About Clinical Trials - May 2017

Rome - Italy Training Course and Workshop of the ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

The ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy has developed an engaging and interactive educational programme to improve the professional knowledge and skills required to plan and deliver successful cardiovascular pharmacotherapy clinical trials.

Please find below resources from May 2017 Course and Workshop held during the EuroCVP Meeting 2017, Rome, Italy.

This programme is supported with an educational grant by Amgen, Daiichi Sankyo & Pfizer.

Course directors

Sven Wassmann, MD, PhD, FESC

Giuseppe MC Rosano, MD, PhD, FESC


Day 1 (Sessions and GCP course)

Session 1. How to design and run a clinical trial

An overview of the different aspects of clinical trials - A. Niessner

Traditional versus novel trial designing - J. Tamargo

Planning and running a clinical trial: the research site - B.S. Lewis

Planning and running a clinical trial: sponsors, CROs, adjudication and retention – C. Tomino

Session 2. Regulary aspects

Requirements from regulatory agencies: endpoints, comparators, type of studies - G. Rosano

Post marketing surveillance - C. Ceconi

Session 3. Clinical Trials - The Industry Perspective

 The Industry perspective – C. Thostensen

Session 4. Trials categories

Observational trials and registries - G.L. Savarese

Randomised controlled trials - Niessner

Meta-analyses and systematic reviews - G.L. Savarese

Session 5: What's next - upcoming and ongoing Clinical Trials

ACS/Antithropbotic Trials - B.S. Lewis

Lipidology - B.S. Lewis

Diabetes - H. Drexel

Heart Failure - G. Rosano

Session 6. Good clinical practice

GCP for the busy investigator (certificate included) - D. Rolfe

Day 2 Interactive workshops


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Workshop: Statistical issues in clinical trials - basic notions

Parallel groups (switch after 60 min):

  • Randomised controlled trials and subgroup analyses
  • Registries and meta-analyses
Workshop: How to interpret clinical trials data

Examples from recent clinical trials

Workshop: things to know for junior investigators

Parallel groups

  • How to write a manuscript
  • What you need to know as junior investigator
Closing remarks