Education & training
EORTC is committed to helping build and strengthen the oncology community’s capabilities. We offer a number of educational events and numerous educational modules. These enable clinicians, students, scientists and others involved in designing, managing or implementing clinical trials to acquire and develop a solid knowledge of clinical trial methodology, or to explore new developments in cancer treatment and molecular understanding. We also welcome dozens of fellows annually to support their professional development in various aspects of clinical research.
Visit our “events” section for more information about our courses and also conferences.
Course dedicated to Patients and Caregivers interested in Cancer Clinical Research
EORTC Patient Days 2020
This course is dedicated to European patients and/or patient representatives. 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 an intensive introduction to the subject. The course program was reviewed by the Programme Committee with majority of patient representatives from different organisations. Participation in this course will enable cancer patient advocates to learn about cancer biology, personalized cancer treatment and care, regulatory aspect of clinical research, drug development, real world data, and very importantly, patient involvement in the design and implementation of clinical trials. Several interactive sessions will enable participants to debate on selected topics with experts from different fields, including researchers and experienced patient advocates.
More information on the course website.
Clinical Trial Statistics for Non Statisticians
Develop the statistical knowledge required to better understand today’s cancer clinical trials!
Today, statistics are foundational to understand clinical trials. This EORTC course provides an introduction to the statistical methods used for the design, conduct and analysis of cancer clinical trials. It will insist on the philosophy and provide a deep understanding of the statistical principles whilst avoiding too technical formulations. With this course, the attendees will be better equipped to design their own clinical research, work in a multidisciplinary team involving statisticians and to critically appraise the scientific value of published research.
This course is aimed at non-statisticians who work in clinical research or at statisticians with little or no experience in clinical trials. For those attendees, who do not have any basic training in general statistics, an optional half day introduction course to statistics and probability (incl. notions of experiment, random variable, distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing) is organized before the official start of the course.
Venue: Tangla Brussels, 5 avenue Emmanuel Mounier, 1200 Brussels.