Date(s) - 18/06/2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Royal College of Surgeons of England
The RSTN Trials Day is back for a fourth year on Saturday 18th June 2016. The programme is below and can be downloaded: RSTN Trials Day 2016 Programme FINAL. It is badged by BAPRAS and usually attracts 6 CPD points.
The focus of this year’s meeting is networking and developing international links. We are fortunate to have Hinne Rakhorst (Netherlands) speaking and hope to attract European trainees to attend. We will also have the Oxford, Bristol, York surgical trials units in attendance.
New for 2016, we have the Vipers’ Nest.
- Why attend?
- We are grateful for support from our sponsors
- Registration has now closed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Abstract submission
- Session one: developing a trial idea
- Session two: trial delivery and methodology
- Session three: Results and updates on RSTN supported projects
- Session four: Vipers’ Nest – new trial ideas
- Reception at Somerset House
- Open to all levels: undergraduate through to consultant
- Relaxed, welcoming and interactive sessions on clinical research methodology
- High quality sessions run by internationally renowned surgical trialists
- See results from recent national studies (NINJA, Trauma Audit, MALIT, WIRE)
- Opportunity to pitch your trial ideas and get feedback (national presentation)
- Opportunity to network and get involved in ongoing projects
- It is FREE, will have 6 CPD points and the food is good!
We are grateful for support from our sponsors
The day is FREE to attend. There is a £10 registration fee for the event but this will be REFUNDED on attendance or with a minimum of 1 weeks notice before the event.
FREE refreshments will be provided, including an excellent College lunch.
Each attendee will receive a certificate of attendance on receipt of their feedback form.
Registration has now closed. Contact email@example.com.
Abstract submission is now closed. There are four 15 minute slots available for oral presentations and a limited number of submissions will be invited to present a poster.
The submitted abstracts are available to download (Vipers’ Nest abstracts).
The oral and poster prize winners will receive a certificate and book prize from Oxford University Press.
|0900||Registration (REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE)|
|0930||Welcome In the Council Room|
Prof. Abhilash Jain, Surgical Specialty Lead for Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Session one: developing a trial idea
|0940||Sandpit Session In the Council Room|
Prof. David Beard, Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences and Co-Director of RCS Surgical Interventional Trials Unit (SITU), Oxford
1. Learn how to set a research question
2. Use PICO to develop a trial idea
3. Understand what influences the trial design
|1100||REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING AND POSTERS|
Session two: trial delivery and methodology
|1130||Are you in or out? Developing European clinical trial collaborations|
Hinne Rakhorst, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Netherlands
|1145||So you want to be a principal investigator?|
Richard Pinder, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and PI for NINJA
|1200||Recruitment, recruitment, recruitment: key issues to consider|
Prof. Jane Blazeby, Professor of Surgery, Bristol Surgical Trials Centre, Bristol
|1300||LUNCH, NETWORKING AND POSTERS|
Session three: Results and updates on RSTN supported projects
|1400||What does a surgical trials unit offer?|
Prof. David Torgerson, Director York Trials Unit
|1420||WIRE Trial – to bury or not bury K wires following fracture fixation. Results of a national clinician and patient survey.|
Sonya Gardiner on behalf of the WIRE Collaborative
|1430||MALIT – splinting for mallet injuries. Results of a national clinician survey|
Zoe Tolkein on behalf of the MALIT Collaborative
|1440||optiFLAPP – optimising perioperative care in microvascular breast reconstruction|
Luke Geoghegan on behalf of the optiFLAPP Collaborative
|1450||BSSH / RSTN hand trauma audit. Preliminary results of a national prospective audit.|
Matt Gardiner on behalf of the BSSH Trauma Collaborative
|1500||iBRA2 – immediate breast reconstruction and adjuvant therapy|
Marie Kearns, RSTN Co-lead iBRA2
|1505||TEAM – Therapeutic mammoplasty Audit|
Shelley Potter, Clinical Lecturer in Breast Surgery
|1515||REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING AND POSTERS|
Session four: Vipers’ Nest – new trial ideas
|STOP NEUROMA: Surgical Treatment Of symPtomatic NEUROMA|
Marietta Bertleff, Netherlands
Comparing Full Thickness Skin Graft Loss Rates Using Fibrin Glue versus Tie-Over Technique in Elective Skin Cancer Patients (GLUE) Trial
Theodore Pezas, Oxford
SUBMIT;Stability of Unicorticular vs Bicorticular Metacarpal Internal Fixation Trial
Bafiq Nizar, Feiran Wu, Katie Young, Rajiv Jose, Mark Foster, Birmingham
Vivostat and ReCell for Adult Burn Split-thickness Skin Grafting: A Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial
Justin Wormald, Declan Collins, Zaid Alqalaf, Isabel Jones, Joanne Atkins, London
|1700||Close of meeting|
Certificates will be awarded on receipt of the feedback forms.
The RSTN Trials Day will be broadcast live using the Periscope App available for Apple and Android smartphones.
You can live message questions and comments via pollev.com/rstn.
Reception at Somerset House
We have reserved the Terrace at Tom’s Kitchen, Somerset House directly after the end of the meeting. Enjoy plentiful drinks and food whilst taking in the spectacular views down the River Thames. This year there will be a guest list. No ticket, no entry! Reserve your place when you register for the meeting here.
RSTN Trials Day 2015
“really liked the sandpit session – interactive, engaging, great process”
“great variety of speakers, each providing unique insights into their experiences of clinical trial”
“excellent networking and team building opportunities”
“as a med student felt welcomed and made to feel comfortable, which was nice and presentations really good”
“organisation, mixture of topics during the day, the food quality was also very good”
RSTN Trials Day 2014
“great insight into national trials”
“well organised, lots of ideas for getting involved in research, nice!”
“lots of time for networking”
“Excellent speakers, interesting topics”
“strong lecturers and content; a well oiled timeline”
RSTN Trials Day 2013
“very well organised meeting covering a wealth of information and providing useful tips for how to get involved in clinical trials.”
“interactive and not intimidating and good to see that collaboration in clinical research is improving”
“lovely atmosphere, interactive, friendly, helpful”
“good range of talks. good introduction to running a trial”