2013 Clinical and Translational Research Workshop

Note: Deadline extended to May 31st, 2013.

What are the goals of the workshop? 

This is an intensive workshop in clinical study design, grants, protocols, and translational research. The curriculum is designed to update the knowledge base for clinical research and clinical protocol development. The workshop will also promote collaborative interactions between clinicians,  translational researchers, and biostatisticians. Students will be expected to work on their own clinical protocols and grants throughout both weeks. Students can choose to attend either or both weeks.

Click below to view the course schedule.

Week 1

Week 1: July 15th-19th, 2013, 8am-12pm

Week 1 Schedule      Week 1 Daily Schedule

Week 1 Lectures

Dan Clemens, MD, PhD - IRB Review - Where to Start, What Happens, & Avoiding Common Problems

Elliot Landaw, MD, PhD - Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics

Laurie Shaker-Irwin, PhD, MS - Data Monitoring Assuring Safety & Study Integrity in Clinical Research

Stan Korenman, MD - The Ethical Responsibilities of Investigators

Ronald Mitsuyasu, MD - Clinical and Translational Research in HIV

Isidro B. Salusky, MD - Careers in Translational Medicine

Isidro B. Salusky, MD - NIH Electronic Grant Propsals


Week 2

Week 2: July 22nd-26th, 2013, 8am-5pm

Week 2 Schedule      Week 2 Daily Schedule                       

Week 2 Lectures

Roger Lewis, MD, PhD - An Introduction to Bayesian Adaptive Trial Design

Roger Lewis, MD, PhD - An Adaptive, Phase II, Dose-finding Clinical Trial Design to Evaluate l-Carnitine in the Treatment of Septic Shock Based on Efficacy and Predictive Probability of Subsequent Phase III Success

Robert Figlin, MD - Clinical Perspective of Translational Studies

Andre Rogatko, PhD - Designing Phase 1 Trials that Maximize the Number of Patients Receiving Optimal Doses

Nancy L. Sicotte, MD - Clinical Perspective on Studies Using Biomarkers - Surrogates

Susan Groshen - Comparative Trials - Design and Analysis

Noel Bairey Merz - Comparative Clinical Trials

Alain Mita, MD - Do's and Don'ts

Alain Mita, MD - Clinical Perspective on Dose Ranging - Dose Finding

Steven Piantadosi, MD, PhD - Translational Trials

Howard Sandler, MD - Phase ii Trial Design Considerations

Christine Szekely, PhD - Considerations in Protocol Development, Clinical Research Office Perspective

Steven Piantadosi, MD, PhD - Monitoring Clinical Trials

Sanjay Kaul, MD - Using evidence from clinical trials


Protocol Development Materials

Chart Review Protocol Template

Observational Protocol Template

Generic Protocol Template for Cancer Treatment


Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for junior/mid-level clinical researchers who have completed their doctoral (i.e., MD, PhD) degrees and are working in translational medicine, and seek to keep current with advances in clinical trial design and translational research.

What is the course design and topics covered?

The workshop will employ a variety of teaching methods: didactic lectures, mentored collaborative protocol writing in small group sessions, grant mentorship, oral presentations and discussion of the protocols, and a mock scientific review. Didactic topics include issues in translational trials, biomarker studies, dose ranging and finding, middle development, ethics and scientific conduct, adaptive designs, and grant mentorship (K series).  Steven Piantadosi, MD, PhD, Isidro Salusky, MD and Shreya Kanodia, PhD will co-direct the course and faculty will include experts in biostatistics, translational science, and clinical research from Cedars-Sinai, UCLA and other leading academic institutions.

Where is it?

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA are located in sunny Los Angeles adjacent to Beverly Hills, the beaches of Santa Monica, and many other attractions.

How do I apply?

To apply, please use our online CTRW 2013 Application form.

Note: Deadline extended to May 31st, 2013.

The deadline to apply is May 1st, 2013. The number of participants accepted for the workshop is limited. All applications will be reviewed by faculty members and individuals will be selected on a competitive basis. Attendees will be responsible for travel, accommodations, and some meals. For the 2013 workshop, tuition will be waived.

What are the learning objectives?

Concepts in Clinical Trial Design

Translational Trials and Biomarkers

Early Development

Middle Development

Comparative Trials

From Bench to Bedside

Investigator Responsibilities and Ethics

Grant Development

Clinical Protocol Development

Faculty Lists

Week 1 Faculty List

Week 2 Faculty List  

For More Information:

Week 1

Please contact Veronique Moleres (phone: 310-206-9295, email: vmoleres@mednet.ucla.edu)

Week 2

Please contact Owen Kim (phone: 310-423-6324, email: owen.kim@cshs.org)



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