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C43 - Introduction to Clinical Research and Methods

Event Time: Sunday April 23, 2017 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Research Methodology, Education, and History
Director(s): Deborah Hall MD, PhD, FAAN
Description: The complex building of current clinical research continues to stand on three methodological pillars: the clinical trial, the cohort study, and the case-control study. These three methods, along with their combinations and modifications, enable us to investigate any possible cause-effect relationship across biological, personal, or social factors or events, symptoms, diseases, or conditions, and treatments, procedures, or interventions. This program provides a brief introduction to the three methods with emphasis on their complementarities and their relative strengths and weaknesses.
Completion Message: Participants should have a better understanding of how evidence is generated and disseminated in clinical neurology; improve their ability to design, conduct, and interpret studies; and improve their ability to write and read scientific papers and grant applications.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism

Program Speakers - Tentative

Start/End Time Title Faculty
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM Introduction to Study Design/Case-Control Studies Deborah Hall MD, PhD, FAAN 
1:25 PM - 1:30 PM Questions and Answers Faculty 
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM Cohort Studies Alexander Pantelyat MD 
1:55 PM - 2:00 PM Questions and Answers Faculty 
2:00 PM - 2:25 PM Clinical Trial Design Gary Gronseth MD, FAAN 
2:25 PM - 2:50 PM Introduction to Biostatistics Jordan Elm  
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM Questions and Answers Faculty 

Disclosures

Speaker Disclosure
Jordan J. Elm Dr. Elm has received research support from Remedy.

Gary S. Gronseth, MD, FAAN Dr. Gronseth has nothing to disclose.

Deborah Hall, MD, PhD, FAAN Dr. Hall has received personal compensation in an editorial capacity for American Academy of Neurology . Dr. Hall has received research support from Neurocrine, Pfizer, and Abbvie.

Alexander Pantelyat, MD Dr. Pantelyat has nothing to disclose.

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