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Designing Early Phase Clinical Trials
The importance of exploratory clinical research prior to the launch of a large-scale definitive â€œphase IIIâ€ clinical trial is becoming increasingly recognised, both in the pharmaceutical industry and in public sector medical research. Early phase trials include first-in-human studies intended to determine a safe dose or range of doses, studies to identify the most effective dose and trials on which a decision whether or not to launch a phase III study will depend. Advances in the identification of medical biomarkers of therapeutic effect and in statistical techniques based on adaptive designs and Bayesian inference now allow such studies to be designed efficiently, to take account of information from a variety of sources and to combine objectives such as establishing safety and seeking evidence of potential benefit. This course presents state of the art methodology for dose-escalation studies and tailor made designs for phase II investigations. The course will be delivered through a mix of lectures, practical sessions and discussion sessions. Topics covered Model-based dose-escalation in Oncology Dose-escalation in Healthy-Volunteer studies Bayesian curve-free dose-escalation for drug combinations Multi-arm multi-stage designs Designs with multiple endpoints Sub-population selection
Venue: Postgraduate Statistics Centre. Starts at 09:00.
- Designing Early Phase Clinical Trials
Manchester Methods Summer School
The inaugural Manchester Methods Summer School will be held at the University of Manchester from June 17 -21, 2013. The school will offer a range of intensive courses, taught by experts in each field. The courses on offer this year focus on social network analysis (two courses), SEM and GLVM modelling, Romani studies, and Ketso.
Venue: Humanities Bridgeford Street. Starts at 12:00.
- Manchester Methods Summer School
Researching Work and Family: Methods across disciplines
This workshop examines work and family research across disciplines (organizational psychology, sociology, management studies) from the viewpoint of the doctoral researcher. Leading scholars in the work-family field will talk about work-family research methods and our keynote speaker will be Professor Gary Powell, visiting from Connecticut University USA.
Venue: Lancaster University Management School LT1 . Starts at 10:00.
- Researching Work and Family: Methods across disciplines
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
In this interdisciplinary seminar we will try to provide 'hands-on insights' into what IPA is and can do, offer methodological reflections on the basis of case studies, and point to tensions between, for instance, rigorous micro-analysis, the 'phenomenological attitude' and the critical analytical basis from which many social scientists operate.
Organised by: methods@manchester
Venue: Cordingley Theatre, Ground Floor, Humanities Bridgeford Street building, University of Manchester . Starts at 14:30.
- Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis