Palliative Care Intensives in Clinical Trials
We are Now Accepting Applications to join the PCRC April 2023 Clinical Trials Intensive!
This three-day intensive seeks to provide a foundation in practical aspects involving the conduct of randomized clinical trials in palliative care. It is designed for researchers and health professionals interested in developing competence in the planning, design, and execution of palliative care-focused randomized clinical trials. Instruction will include a combination of focused lectures, small group experiential learning sessions, and individual and group consultations with experts in the field. Previous attendees have described the Intensive as an important step towards greater productivity and funding for their research.
The curriculum will enable participants to:
- Describe the principles underlying the conduct of unbiased clinical trials.
- Identify the unique challenges posed by behavioral randomized clinical trials (RCTs).
- Evaluate RCT designs in terms of their appropriateness to scientific and clinical goals.
- Select appropriate strategies for enrollment, randomization, and retention.
- Understand methods for monitoring, coordinating, and conducting RCTs.
- Develop basic strategies for appropriate statistical analyses of RCT data.
- Work with an interdisciplinary group to design an RCT on an assigned topic.
- Better understand the process used in NIH Study Sections to review clinical trials.
When: April 11 – 13, 2023
Where: The Rizzo Center, 150 Dubose Home Ln, Chapel Hill, NC, 27517
Please note: It is essential that you are present for the entirety of the Intensive.
Deadline: 8pm Eastern Friday January 13th, 2023
Questions/Troubleshooting? Please contact Naomi Gallopyn at (NGallopyn@mgh.harvard.edu)
COST: there is a fee associated with attending the 2023 PCRC Clinical Trial Intensive.
Fees: Members $500, non-members $750.
You must already be a member in good standing as of December 31, 2022 to qualify for the member rate. For those for whom the fee will preclude them from attending, there will be an option to request a fee waiver with justification. Please state whether you will be applying for a waiver. A request for a waiver will not be known by the selection committee. More information will be provided to selected participants on how to submit payment.
Selection Criteria: Reviewers will consider the potential impact of the intensive on the applicant’s career trajectory. International applicants are not eligible for this opportunity.
Selected participants will be expected to:
- Actively participate in all in-person sessions of the Intensive
- Update the PCRC of their research progress
- Commit to engagement in palliative care research
We do hope that you will apply for this wonderful opportunity,
Jean, Christine, and Kathryn
Jean Kutner, MD, MSPH, Co-Chair
Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH, Co-Chair
Kathryn Pollak, PhD, Co-Chair
Executive Committee | The Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC)