ICTMC is run by the MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research and aims to showcase the latest research in the field. The conference had a packed schedule of keynote speakers, oral presentations and poster viewing, as well as ample opportunity to network with other CTU staff from the UK and beyond. Delegates could draw on a wealth of experience and practical advice from across the range of presentations.
Staff took part in a number of oral and poster presentations.
- Mike Bradburn presented on ‘Do RCTs reflect patient populations and does it matter?’
- Nikki Totten and Steven Julious took on an early slot to discuss their work on ‘Methodology Guideline Development on Utilising Benefit-Risk Assessments within Clinical Trials’.
- Oral and poster presentations on the learning from the Journeying through Dementia RCT were made by Ben Thompson, Ben Thomas and Emma Young.
- Saleema Rex presented a poster on her systematic review of attrition in depression trials, comparing combination and single therapies.
- Katie Biggs was doubly busy, presenting two posters on lessons from a surgery trial and challenges with trials of group interventions.
- Laura Sutton had a busy afternoon on the Monday, presenting a poster on PPI in methodological studies, and making an oral presentation on health economics in the design and analysis of adaptive clinical trials.
- Munya Dimairo presented a poster on the Adaptive Design Consort Extension (ACE) that he has led on the development of.
- Jen Lewis presented a poster on her work on an audit of and recommendations for sample size for pilot cluster randomised trials.
Vanessa Wright was also present with a stand from ScHARR Knowledge Exchange, promoting ScHARR’s new short course programme and other services to the delegates.
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