RSTN Trials Day 2018

The RSTN Trials Day 2018 will be on Friday 22nd June in Edinburgh. We are heading to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Please get in touch with any comments or suggestions about the meeting.

Why attend?

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    Open to all levels

    Undergraduate through to consultant.

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    The day is relaxed! No prior clinical trials experience is expected.

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    Clinical trials methodology

    Learn about clinical trials methodology through interactive sessions and talks. CPD points available.

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    Pitch your idea

    Submit a trial idea to the Vipers' Nest . Get feedback and the potential for support. There are prizes and bursaries available.

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    It is a great opportunity to meet members of the different trials units as well as investigators with established trials.

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    Don't forget . . . .

    The meeting is free (registration fee refunded on day). There are 6 CPD points and the food is great!


Registration will open late in 2017.


We are very grateful to the support of our sponsors in 2017. If you would like to support the meeting please email

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The Vipers’ Nest

The Vipers’ Nest has four 15 minute slots for oral presentations of new project ideas. There are an additional 8 poster slots. The oral and poster prize winners will receive a certificate and book prize from Oxford University Press.

The ideas might be for a package of work leading to a clinical trial or other prospective audit. Perhaps you have an idea for a systematic review, prospective audit or RCT.

The idea remains yours. The RSTN can provide advice and put you in touch with a trials unit.

Please use the PICO format for the abstract (Population, Intervention, Comparator, Outcome).

The posters can be for either new trial ideas or updates on live projects. There is a maximum of ~250 words.

The oral and poster prize winners will receive a certificate and book prize.

We are pleased to announce that 6 bursaries of up to £100 will be available to support the travel expenses of the teams submitting successful abstracts to the Vipers’ Nest oral and poster prizes. All abstracts will automatically be considered for the bursaries.


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The programme is being developed. If you have any ideas, please get in touch:



The meeting will be at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW.


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