Date(s) - 21/06/2014
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Royal College of Surgeons of England
We are grateful for sponsorship from:
We are now fully booked. One or two delegates often drop out and so please still register at the bottom of the page. We will do everything we can to squeeze you in!
The RSTN Trials Day is back again following the success of last year. It is open to undergraduates all the way through to consultant plastic surgeons and orthopaedic hand surgeons. We hope to keep it relaxed but informative.
We are very fortunate to have internationally recognised leaders in the world of surgical trials speaking from the IDEAL Collaboration, Bristol Surgical Trials Centre and Oxford Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU).
There will be updates on current projects that you can get involved with. New for this year we have a Dragons’ Den session for collaborative projects to be pitched to a panel (with plenty of audience participation) and a poster prize. Details for abstract submission are below.
Feedback from the 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”
The Trials Day is an excellent opportunity to pitch ideas to your peers and receive feedback. The RSTN supports collaborative projects whether they are trials, observational studies or other research. We welcome abstract submissions of no more than 250 words for the poster competition, sponsored by Oxford University Press.
Present your abstract in whatever format you consider most effective for selling the idea. For clinical trial ideas, you should consider the “PICO” format.
Submit the abstracts here. The abstract deadline is Friday 13th June 2014.
The winner will be presented with a certificate and book prize from Oxford University Press.
Tickets are FREE but limited to 120. Please use the booking form at the bottom of the page.
Refreshments will be provided, including an excellent College lunch.
Each attendee will receive a certificate of attendance on receipt of their feedback form.
The day is badged by BAPRAS and is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for up to five CPD points/hours.
Registration will be in the main entrance of the Royal College of Surgeons. The meeting will be held in lecture theatre 2 on the ground floor. Refreshments and the posters will be in committee rooms 1 and 2 and the council room.
|0900||Registration (REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE)|
Abhilash Jain, Surgical Specialty Lead for Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Session one: surgical trials methodology
|0940||The IDEAL Collaborative and surgical trials|
Prof. Peter McCulloch, Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford
|1010||Ins and outs of statistics for surgical trials|
Virginia Chiocchia, Statistician, Oxford Surgical Intervention Trials UnitThe aims are:
1. To understand the importance of statistical thinking throughout the trial
2. To understand what makes a good trial design
3. To understand the impact of reporting guidelines on the design and implementation of the trial
|1030||Pragmatics of research trials and regulatory governance|
Victoria Rush, Clinical Trials Manager, Oxford Surgical Intervention Trials UnitThe aims are:
1. To gain an understanding of how regulations governing research came about
2. To review key research governance legislation
3. To understand why it is relevant to surgical trials
|1045||REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING AND POSTERS|
Session two: get involved!
|1115||How to get involved in the RSTN Network|
Matthew Gardiner, Trainee Lead for Plastic Surgery, RSTNThe Interface Hand Fellow Group
Emma Reay, Interface Hand Fellow, Newcastle.
Shehan Hettiaratchy, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
|1130||NINJAs unite: update on the first RSTN trial|
Aina Greig, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St Thomas’ Hospital
|1200||implant Breast Reconstruction evaluAtion (iBRA)|
Shelley Potter, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Surgery, Bristol
|1215||An interactive quiz: outcome selection, measuring and reporting within the context of large scale pragmatic or smaller single centre explanatory studies (don’t worry you won’t get picked on!)|
Prof. Jane Blazeby, Professor of Surgery, Bristol Surgical Trials CentreThe aims are:
1. To understand what an outcome is and how to select this in the context of the trial design
2. To understand key methods for outcome measurement (with minimal bias) and follow up in trials
3. To understand outcome reporting in trials
|1300||LUNCH, NETWORKING AND POSTERS|
Session three: inspiration to underway – getting a trial off the ground
|1400||Trainee-led surgical research: lessons learnt from the West Midlands Research Collaborative and the ROSSINI Trial|
Tom Pinkney, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, BirminghamThe aims are:
1. To understand the history of trainee-led research collaboratives and why they are a good idea.
2. To provide an update on the progress of trainee-led research to date and how to set up a successful collaborative group.
3. To share lessons learnt from designing and running the first trainee-led prospective multicentre RCT.
|1430||BAPRAS trial prize: tranexamic acid in major burns|
Shehab Jabir, Core Trainee in Surgery, East of England
|1452||BSSH trial prize: repair of nail bed injuries?|
Mo Akhavani, Interface Hand Surgery Fellow, Manchester (on behalf of Richard baker)
|1445||10 things to think about when designing surgical trials|
Prof. David Beard, Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences and Co-Director of RCS Surgical Trials Unit (SITU) Oxford
|1515||REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING AND POSTERS|
Session four: Dragons’ Den – multi-centre collaboration
|1530||Collaborative projects will be pitched to an expert panel and the audience.National practice survey of necrotising fasciitis|
Suzanne Murphy, Clinical Research Fellow in Plastic Surgery, CambridgeScalpeL Incision versus Cutting Electrocautery Trial (SLICE)
James Haddow, Clinical Research Fellow in Surgery, National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation, QMUL
Mallet Injury Splinting Trial (MIST)
Minimising morbidity and mortality in pretibial lacerations by an optimised management protocol
|1700||Close and award of poster prizeCertificates will be awarded on receipt of the feedback forms.|
Bookings are closed for this event.