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September 2017
EORTC Courses

A One-Day Journey through EORTC Activities

Brussels, BE

New at EORTC?
Discover the myriad of EORTC activities which support and make cancer clinical trials successful.

This one day journey introduces the strategies and principles for collaboration with the EORTC and is a rewarding trip for newly participating EORTC members (investigators, data managers, research nurses, etc.) as well as industry representatives.

The journey begins with an introduction to the EORTC and proceeds to the conception and design of a clinical trial, statistical design and methodology, and data collection tools. Essential elements are introduced, radiotherapy quality assurance, translational research including biological materials and imaging, regulatory process, and operational challenges, and aspects ensuring good clinical trial conduct are detailed, quality assurance and quality control, pharmacovigilance, and medical review. The EORTC Independent Data Monitoring Committee, clinical study reports, and publication of trial results are discussed.

More information on the course website.

March 2018
EORTC Courses

Course dedicated to Patients and Caregivers interested in Cancer Clinical Research

Brussels, BE

A two-day course for cancer patient advocates

This course is designed specifically for European patients and/or patient representatives involved in cancer patient advocacy/patient support/patient information. The goal of this course is to provide cancer patient advocates with a stimulating and challenging two-day training experience leading to a much greater understanding of the whole clinical trials process. Provided the format (two half days), this course shall be considered as intensive introduction to the subject. Participation in this course will enable cancer patient advocates to learn about cancer biology; personalized cancer treatment and care; the organisation of clinical research; and very importantly, how patient groups can become more involved in the design and implementation of clinical trials. Several interactive sessions will enable participants to debate selected topics with experts from different fields, including researchers , but also more experienced patient advocates. Participants should have good English skills.

Who should attend? Patient Group Leaders with some experience in patient advocacy/patient support/patient information provision and a high interest in understanding clinical research in cancer. Participants should have good English language skills as the course will be conducted totally in English.

More information on the course website.