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DTS was well represented at the 2nd UK Clinical Trials Methodology Conference: Methodology Matters, in November 2013 in Edinburgh.  This conference highlighted the important clinical trials methodological research that DTS staff are working on.  DTS staff gave seven presentations (four oral; three posters) at the conference on a variety of topics including:

Oral presentations

Definition and reporting of pilot and feasibility studies
Sandra Eldridge, Christine Bond, Mike Campbell, Gill Lancaster, Lehana Thabane, Sally Hopwell Trials 2013, 14(Suppl 1):O18 (29 November 2013)

Sample size requirements for pilot randomised controlled trials with binary outcomes: a simulation study
Dawn Teare, Munya Dimairo, Alexandra Hayman, Neil Shephard, Amy Whitehead, Stephen Walters Trials 2013, 14(Suppl 1):O21 (29 November 2013)

Comparison of recruitment yield in prevention and therapy trials
Cindy Cooper, Adjoa Asante, Danny Hind, Stephen Walters Trials 2013, 14(Suppl 1):O112 (29 November 2013)

Methodological, planning and implementation challenges for rcts evaluating group interventions
Daniel Hind, Chris Roberts, Kirsty Sprange, Rebecca Gossage-Worrall, Cindy Cooper, Stephen Walters Trials 2013, 14(Suppl 1):O124 (29 November 2013)

Posters

Preventing and lessening exacerbations of asthma in school age children associated with a new term: pleasant
Steven Julious, Michelle Horspool Trials 2013, 14(Suppl 1):P17 (29 November 2013)

Sample size requirements for pilot randomised controlled trials with continuous outcomes: a simulation study
Marion Teare, Alexandra Hayman, Munya Dimairo, Neil Shephard, Amy Whitehead, Stephen Walters Trials 2013, 14(Suppl 1):P46 (29 November 2013)

The role of clinical trials units in maximising qualitative research with RCTS
Cindy Cooper, Alicia O'Cathain, Danny Hind, Joy Adamson, Julia Lawton Trials 2013, 14(Suppl 1):P99 (29 November 2013)