Palliative Care Intensives in Clinical Trials
These three-day intensives seek to provide a foundation in practical aspects involving the conduct of randomized clinical trials in palliative care. They are designed for early career researchers or other mid-career researchers and health professionals interested in developing competence in the planning, design, and execution of randomized clinical trials.
Instruction will include a combination of focused lectures, demonstrations, individual and group consultations with experts in the field, and small group work. 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.
- Design an RCT with your working group on an assigned topic.
- Better understand the process used in NIH Study Sections to review clinical trials.
- Work with an interdisciplinary team to design a project.
The PCRC has hosted four Clinical Trials Intensives. The next Intensive will be held in 2020. Stay tuned for announcements from the PCRC in late fall 2019.