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 Programme Office 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

28 Jan 2019

Date: Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 January 2019

Location: Cardiff

This two-day residential course is aimed at junior investigators wishing to pursue a career and develop in the area of early phase trials and translational research within the ECMC network.  Throughout the course, attendees will be able to network with faculty members from all disciplines and attend talks on a multitude of topics, addressing common training, progression and development needs.

ECMC Event
30 Jan 2019

Date: Wednesday 30 January 2019, Wednesday 6 February 2019, Wednesday 13 February 2019

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

A 3 day suite of interactive sessions covering:

05 Feb 2019

Date: Tuesday 5 February 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

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21 Feb 2019

Date: Thursday 21 February 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm 

Location: Edinburgh

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28 Feb 2019

Date: Thursday 28 February 2019

Time: 10am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

This free workshop aims to help you find your way towards effective involvement of patients and members of the public in your research. Topics will include:

28 Feb 2019

Date: Thursday 28 February 2019

Time: 2 - 4pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

Writing a good lay summary and patient information sheet is a challenge. How do you get people interested, keep their attention to the end, get across all the information you need to in accessible everyday language?

05 Mar 2019

Date: Tuesday 5 March 2019

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

**please note the course content and examples mainly relate to medical data**

This is a full day workshop incorporating "An Introduction to Medical Statistics" in the morning and "Making Sense of Numbers: Interpretation of Data" in the afternoon.

06 Mar 2019

Date: Wednesday 6 March 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

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13 Mar 2019

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2019

Time: 9.30am - 1pm

Location: Edinburgh 

Course description:

  • When is the questionnaire important?
  • The types of research questions that can be answered using a questionnaire
  • The design of clearly worded questions with appropriate scales of measurement
  • Question ordering and style

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14 Mar 2019

Date: Thursday 14 March 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

The training will involve a series of short presentations intermixed with breakout, workshop discussions. A number of the workshops will explore the concept of writing in 'plain English'. These practical exercises will explore the different steps involved in the process for writing in 'plain English' and how they come together to make consent documents clearer for potential participants.

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