Now in its 18th year, the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM)’s Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT) Course is ideal for anyone planning or actively involved in RCTs for healthcare evaluation, particularly those early in their career or looking for a refresher course. This 5-day course uses a problem-based learning approach to provide a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of planning, conducting, analysing, reporting, and interpreting RCTs, mixing lectures and small-group practical work. The interdisciplinary faculty includes registered CTU directors, clinicians, and statisticians, all with a wealth of RCT experience. Faculty includes CSM staff (e.g., Associate Prof Jonathan Cook and Dr Ines Rombach), wider University of Oxford staff (e.g., Prof David Beard and Prof Ed Juszczak), and those from further afield (e.g., Prof Mike Clarke of Queen’s University Belfast, Prof Richard Emsley of King’s College London, and Prof Graeme MacLennan of University of Aberdeen).
This year, in memory of course founder Prof Doug Altman, one sponsored place is available for a student or applicant from an LMIC (applications due 31 March). Sponsorship covers the course fee and accommodation at Merton College. Registration closes on 1 August 2020 or when the course is full, whichever is sooner.