Published on: September 9, 2016

The Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai and the National Cancer Grid of India announce the second International Collaboration for Research methods Development in Oncology (CReDO) workshop. This is an intensive residential six-day protocol development workshop which will be held between 5th and 10th February 2017 at Lonavla near Mumbai, India. This workshop is modeled on similar workshops held in the United States (Vail), Europe (Flims) and Australia (ACORD).

The objective of this workshop is to train researchers in oncology in various aspects of clinical trial design and to help them to develop a research idea into a structured protocol. Preference will be given to early and middle-level researchers working in an academic setting who can demonstrate commitment to continuing research in oncology. The format of the workshop is a combination of protocol development group sessions, didactic talks, small-group breakaway sessions, office-hours (one-to-one direct consultation with experts) and “homework”. The faculty will consist of international and national experts with extensive experience in oncology research and training in research methodology workshops. At the end of the workshop, the researcher would have converted a one-page research concept into a full-fledged research protocol, ready for submission to the Ethics Committee. Some of the topics which will be covered during the workshop include study designs, early phase trials, clinical trials, the drug development process, protocol writing, ethics in research, biostatistics and issues specific to cancer research.

The last date for application is 10th September 2016

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