Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials

October 14, 2019

Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials is an intensive thirteen-session course offered from early-September through late October. Physicians with a serious interest in clinical trials will be introduced to theoretical and practical issues facing clinical researchers. Course participants will learn how to envision, plan, develop and execute effective clinical trials. Study content includes research designs, protocols, ethical patient recruitment, informed consent, regulations, and clinical trial management.

Enrollment is limited to facilitate interaction and individual attention. To ensure placement in the course, early application is recommended.

Contact Teresa La at with questions.

Target Audience

The course is ideally suited for clinical fellows starting their research years, junior faculty pursuing careers in clinical research, and physicians with an interest in becoming more actively involved in clinical research. All participants are expected to use the course curriculum to develop and present a trial design at the final session of the course.

Learning Objectives

1.Critically evaluate the design and conduct of clinical trials.

2.Understand the range of controversial issues relevant to clinical research.

3.Write an Informed Consent document.

4.Produce and present a clinical trial proposal.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

MGH Division of Clinical Research, the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Department of Psychiatry

Course summary
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
10/14/2019 - 10:20am EDT
Event ends: 
10/14/2019 - 2:20pm EDT

This is not an accredited course.


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