Improving health by improving trials | Centre for Biostatistics Seminar Series
|Starts:||15:00 13 Jan 2014|
|Ends:||16:30 13 Jan 2014|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Institute of Population Health|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Current University students, Post 16, University staff|
Host: Centre for Biostatistics, Institute of Population Health
Speaker: Professor Paula Williamson, Department of Biostatistics, University of Liverpool
About the event:
When James Lind undertook his trial of interventions to prevent scurvy in the eighteenth century, I doubt he could have envisaged what the clinical research landscape would look like in 2013. Thousands of randomised controlled trials are done every year; PubMed currently indexes around 340,000. However the cost of waste in research has been estimated to be tens of billions of dollars per year, waste that arises from poor design, analysis and reporting. Recognising these problems, the MRC made the biggest single investment in trials methodology research, setting up a network of hubs to improve clinical trials. In this talk, I will describe my current research in this network, with examples from design, conduct, and analysis.
Everybody is welcome to attend and there is no need to register in advance.
Travel and Contact Information
Jean McFarlane Building