AO PEER self-directed online course – Principles of clinical research
Davos, Switzerland
31 Dec 2020
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This online course addresses the importance of research and evidence-based medicine (EBM), the relevant ethical considerations and guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Participants will learn how to formulate a clinical research question as well as practicing skills related to critical literature review, working with a statistician, and navigating the AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research (AO PEER), all with the aim of making their research project a success.
Participants will be guided through eight consecutive modules in a self-directed manner. There will be the opportunity to exchange thoughts and challenges in an interactive forum.

Participants of this self-directed online course will be encouraged to involve a mentor (ie, a person from your network/university/institution etc. for support and advice throughout this course and beyond). The mentor is important for several tasks during this course. There are no specific prerequisites for a person to act as a mentor but we recommend the following:

• Several years of experience in clinical research and publishing
• Several years of experience in mentoring

Agenda (2384kb)
Learning objectives
Explain the importance of doing research and the link to evidence-based medicine.
Apply the basic principles of literature search and critical appraisal.
Follow GCP guidelines and adhere to ethical requirements (eg, informed consent).
Identify a clinical problem, formulate a clinical research question, and select the study design.
Collaborate with a statistician to perform sample size calculation and basic statistical analyses.
Describe the principles of medical writing.
Utilize available research environment, resources, and tools.
Denise Hess  (Host)
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Type AOTrauma
Level Principles
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Sub Regional
Academic status Peer reviewed
Format Webinar
Target audience Clinical investigations, Education/teaching, Research
Closing date31 Dec 2020
Available places1922
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 350.00 CHF
Payment options and information
CHF 350.00 for non-AO members
CHF 280.00 for AO members of any division
CHF 315.00 for SwAPP members
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Launch: December 3, 2020 (one-year duration)
Ms Denise Hess (Project Manager)
AO Foundation
Senior Project Manager AO PEER
AO Education Institute
Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Dbendorf