Events and Training

This events and training directory is a resource for all ECMC staff. Find out about events hosted by the ECMC Network, as well as other training opportunities across the UK. If you would like to post your course on this website, or if you have any comments or feedback, please contact Hannah Brown. You can find websites that list training courses and conferences here.

The ECMC Secretariat is currently reviewing this resource in order to ensure that it meets the needs of the ECMC Network and to investigate if improvements can be made. As part of this a survey is being conducted and we would welcome all views on this resource.

Upcoming Events

04 Sep 2017

Through a mixture of lectures and workshops, this one-day course will:
•Discuss the long-standing “dichotomy” between quantitative and qualitative methods, and explore how these can be compatible when conducting mixed methods research
•Explore the relevance of mixed methods designs for healthcare research and complex interventions
•Explore the rationale behind “mixing” methods
•Present the key taxonomies of mixed methods designs
•Explore the epistemological underpinnings of mixed methods designs (pragmatism)
•Provide a wider content for mixed methods research and link this to the Medical Research Council (MRC) Framework, and the principles of Implementation Science
•Discuss the practicalities of designing and conducting mixed methods research as well as presenting related findings
Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

05 Sep 2017

Imperial in collaboration with the Royal Society of Medicine is hosting an educational meeting entitled “The Microbiome in Cancer and Beyond”. This one day symposium is aimed at trainees, but it will also be of interest to clinicians from multiple specialties and clinical scientists. This event will have a series of talks delivered by international oncology and microbiome experts to provide attendees with a definitive overview of microbial-human interactions in disease and cancer.

Of interest to JING members
07 Sep 2017

This half day workshop is directed at those who need to interpret numbers but have little or no knowledge of statistics.

The content is appropriate for those who may need to critically appraise published (quantitative) articles. The focus is on interpreting rather than generating the results of a statistical analysis.

Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

07 Sep 2017

Have you ever received specialised training in informed consent other than GCP with actors providing a “real life” learning environment? Are you a research nurse, midwife, assistant, study coordinator or delivery manager? If so, do you feel competent in understanding all considerations, and confident in how to consent a variety of different patient groups including the acutely ill, newly diagnosed, unable to consent, disabled or illiterate?

07 Sep 2017

This half day workshop is directed at those with no, or only very limited knowledge of statistics who require a better understanding of how statistics can be used to describe and summarise data.

Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

12 Sep 2017

The collection, processing and analysis of data are at the heart of all research. For our research to be meaningful we must ensure that the data we collect are complete and accurate, recorded carefully and processed appropriately before they can be analysed.

In this workshop, Allan Gaw will take delegates through the general principles of data management as they apply to research and will, through a series of examples, show how to put these principles into practice.

Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

12 Sep 2017

An essential professional skill is being able to read the clinical and scientific literature in an efficient and critical way. Through a series of short presentations, many examples and interactive practical sessions this workshop is designed to explain the importance of the scientific literature, discuss the range of different kinds of scientific paper, explore the structure and function of the different portions of a paper and develop an attack strategy for readers.

Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

12 Sep 2017

Are you confident that all the research that you are required to have oversight of is compliant with all relevant laws, frameworks and standards? Do you understand the monitoring process and the role of the monitor? Are there standard procedures in place in your organisation to inform monitoring visits and reports?

Location: London
Provider: Wendy Fisher Consulting

13 Sep 2017

This one day course is designed either for those who have not studied Good Clinical Practice (GCP) before or those who have studied it more than two years ago. It is presented very much as a practical introduction to the subject and consists of a mixture of a series of short lectures interspersed with practical activities, culminating in a monitoring workshop where delegates are asked to work in small groups and review trial paperwork in the role of the monitor. This activity allows a lot of the more abstract concepts that have been discussed throughout the day to be brought to life.

Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

14 Sep 2017

Is your role changing away from governance and towards facilitation? Do you have a clear understanding of what this means? You will be expected to understand how costs for research are attributed (research, service support and treatment), how to robustly undertake a rapid capacity and capability assessment, and support a culture of research excellence – are you prepared to ensure that your NIHR funding is spent appropriately?

Location: London
Provider: Wendy Fisher Consulting

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