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Generating Student Recruiters for Randomised Trials (GRANULE) - Sunday 10th March

09:30 - 16:00
Meyrick Suite 2

The Generating Student Recruiters for Randomised Trials (GRANULE) course aims to teach students how to recruit patients into randomised controlled trials. Gathering a world class faculty of international trial leaders, the course will cover principles of equipoise, communicating using trials ‘language’ and give you practical experience with simulated patients.

This interactive course will use three trials throughout the day to illustrate the concept of equipoise and to simulate discussions with patients. Delegates will be given several opportunities to practice communication with role-players, with senior faculty who will guide scenarios and create an immersive environment.

Delegate numbers: 15-20
Grade: Medical students (penultimate/final year) and above
Faculty: 4-5

Summary of course:

09:00 – 09:30    Registration with tea/coffee

1. Introduction

09:30                 Welcome and introductions

09:50                 Why we need surgical RCTs

10:10                 Conveying clinical equipoise

10:25                 Explaining randomisation

10:40                 Addressing patient preferences

10:55                 Tea/coffee

2. Live demonstration – the recruitment appointment in action

11:15                The good, the bad and the ugly

11:50                Introducing the three RCTs

12:05                Peer-to-peer practice

12:20                Feedback

12:30                Lunch

3. Interactive Recruitment Sessions (4 stations with patient actors)

13:15                Round 1 (study 1)

13:45                Feedback

14:00                Round 2 (study 2)

14:30                Feedback

14:45                Tea/coffee

15:05                Round 3 (study 3)

15:35                Feedback and wider group discussion

15:55                A vision for the future

16:00                Close