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

04 Sep 2018

Date: Tuesday 4 September 2018

Time: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Location: Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh

Course Description:

The session will last 3 hours and will cover many of the practical aspects of information law likely to be encountered by health and social care researchers in the UK.

It will be comprised of a series of short didactic sessions, intermixed with workshop activities to help consolidate learning.

06 Sep 2018

Date: Thursday 6 September

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

Course Description:

A half day interaction with the Research Ethics Committee (REC) members of staff providing an insight into the NHS ethical review process.

12 Sep 2018

Date: Wednesday 12 September 2018

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

Course Description:

This course is designed to give an insight into the practical implementation of GCP and quality systems for research conducted in the non-commercial setting. In addition, the course includes an overview of the ethics approval process and recent changes to the governance requirement for all research.

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13 Sep 2018

Date: Thursday 13 September

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Location: Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

Course Description:

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.

17 Sep 2018

The purpose of this course is for students to understand the principles of meta-research and to develop skills in relation to research synthesis, meta-analysis and assessment of bias in biomedical research.

Date: Monday 17th - Wednesday 19th September 2018

Time: 09:00 - 17.30

Location: South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ

14 Nov 2018

This workshop will focus on systems, processes, planning and engaging with unusual suspects to help you make your studies successful. You will also have a better understanding of the psychology behind why people participate in clinical research and why they don't.

Provider: Clinfield
Location: London

27 Nov 2018

This is a two day course by David O'Halloran presenting a basic understanding of cancer. Through a series of presentations, the speaker describes how cancer develops, the commonest types of cancer, cancer detection and treatment modalities. The sessions are supplemented by quizzes to aid understanding and group interactive question and answer sessions to keep everyone engaged.

Provider: The Christie School of Oncology
Location: Manchester

29 Nov 2018

Date: Thursday 29 & Friday 30 November 2018

Location: John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

Course Description:

The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to the management of randomised control trials (RCTs), by giving an overview of the standard processes and legal requirements necessary to undertake clinical research.