2019 CCTG New Investigator Clinical Trials Course (NICTC)

2019 CCTG New Investigator Clinical Trials Course (NICTC)

When and Where

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - Friday, August 9, 2019 (3 days)
Price: Free (by approved application, details below) Location: Queen's University - Donald Gordon Centre
421 Union Street West Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6 View map »

**OMPRN will provide funding support to eligible attendees (details below). Expression of Interest submission deadline extended to July 12th, 2019.

The 2019 New Investigator Clinical Trials Course (NICTC) marks the seventh biennial year of the Course, which was founded in 2007. The next NICTC is scheduled for August 7 – 9, 2019. The course is held in Kingston, Ontario at the Donald Gordon Centre, which is a Queen’s University convention centre.

The New Investigator Clinical Trials Course is an important component of the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) mandate to provide and facilitate investigator education and training. The major goal of this 2.5-day course is to familiarize new investigators from across the country with the essentials of clinical trial conduct in the Canadian research environment.

Course Accreditation:
The 2019 New Investigator Clinical Trials Course will be accredited for Maintenance of Competence (MOCOMP) credits with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Course format:
Using lecture and interactive workshop formats, this course will provide an overview of clinical trial design and conduct for investigators in the field of cancer medicine. Topics will include the fundamentals of phase I-III clinical trial design, biostatistics in clinical trials, correlative biology, quality of life and economic evaluation in the research setting. Practical aspects of clinical trial conduct will also be addressed including how to set up a clinical trials unit, understanding and complying with national and international regulatory standards, contract negotiation, and career planning for the clinical trialist.

The internationally recognized Course faculty will include senior investigators and managers from Canadian Cancer Trials Group Central Office as well as senior investigators from Canadian Cancer Trials Group Scientific Committees.

Registration and application:
**OMPRN will provide funding to attend this meeting to M.D. pathologists or Ph.D. clinical molecular geneticists (including CCMG Fellows) with Ontario hospital appointments or Ontario-based pathology residents or CCMG trainees. In order to secure OMPRN financial support, prospective attendees must first complete and submit the OMPRN Expression of Interest (EOI) form for 2019 NICTC (click to download) to Kyster Nanan prior to July 5th, 2019 - EOI submission deadline extended to July 12th, 2019.

OMPRN support requires adherence to terms of the OICR travel policy, which should be reviewed prior to submitting the EOI form.

Following OMPRN approval, the applicant must then submit their completed NICTC Application Form and updated CV prior to the conference organizer by email.

Additional information:
To view the agenda and for complete course information, please visit the CCTG NICTC website: https://www.ctg.queensu.ca/public/newinv/new-investigator-clinical-trials-course

For questions relating to the course or OMPRN sponsorship, please contact OMPRN Project Manager, Kyster Nanan

Pathologists and Researchers who are interested in being part of the OMPRN: