This year's 9th Annual PPCR - Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Course was held at the Ron Joyce Centre, Burlington, Ontario on October 1-2, 2015.
The primary subjects that were covered in this year's course are the principles of clinical research, research study design, practical aspects of clinical trials, health statistics, disseminating clinical research, and an introduction to the principles of basic science and bench work. Tthis program will provide participants with a comprehensive foundation in the present state of health research methodology by covering basic science methods, evidence based-medicine principles, levels of evidence, research ethics, funding opportunities, as well as data management and budgeting.
This course offers excellent opportunities to meet experts in the field and establish relationships with other colleagues. The program also includes multiple integrated panel discussions and focuses on resident research. Following every session of material, all faculty involved will participate in high level dialogue that will require participation and critical thinking. Furthermore, activities will be introduced to participants during panel discussions so that participants are able to apply learned material.