Fundamentals of Clinical Research, Sep 2017

Title: Fundamentals of Clinical Research

Date: September 14-15, 2017

Course fee:

Attending both days 800 LE 600 LE for residents and assistant lecturers at the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University
Attending day 1 only 400 LE  
Attending day 2 only 400 LE

If you wish to attend, please fill this contact form. Please call or text our Assistant Mrs. Nour 01001733140 and she will do her best to facilitate your full registration


Chair: Prof. Ashraf Nabhan

  • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ain Shams University
  • Co-chair of the HRP Alliance for Strengthening Research Capacity, WHO
  • Associate Editor of Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth

Co-Chair: Dr. Marwah Anas El Wegoud

  • Deputy Director of the Egyptian Center for Evidence Based Medicine
  • Author and Referee at Cochrane Oral Health Group, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth and Cochrane Heart.

Educational aim

The main educational aim of these programs is to offer a challenging, flexible scheme of study invigorated by research, which advances clinicians’ ability to develop academic and practical insights into the use of clinical trials. Clinicians will be encouraged to develop a range of transferable and subject specific expertise using their initiative and thinking out problems themselves. Specifically, the programs aim to:

Day 1 (14 September) The Basics

  • Conceiving the Research Question and Developing the Study Plan
  • Choosing the Study Subjects: Specification, Sampling, and Recruitment
  • Planning the Measurements: Precision, Accuracy, and Validity
  • Hypotheses and Underlying Principles of Sample Size
  • Estimating Sample Size and Power: Applications and Examples

Day 2 (15 September) The Designs

  • A Practical approach to ethical issues
  • Designing Observational Studies
  • Enhancing Causal Inference in Observational Studies
  • Designing a Randomized Blinded Trial
  • Alternative Trial Designs



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