Save the date: Clinical Trials Methods Course, November 6−10, in Chicago

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Research Committee will offer the 12th biennial Clinical Trials Methods Course, November 6–10, at the ACS headquarters in Chicago, IL.

The Clinical Trials Methods Course is a five-day intensive course based on four successfully conducted and published clinical trials. The course will provide surgeons with the concepts and development of skills in the design, implementation, and analysis of randomized clinical trials; observational studies; the use of large administrative databases; meta-analysis; funding mechanisms and budget development; outcomes (medical, patient-centered, cost); and dissemination of results. Participants will work in small groups mentored by leading surgeons and biostatisticians with expertise in clinical trials research.

Course enrollment is limited to 50 participants, and preference is given to ACS members. Note that this course is offered only every other year. View additional course details on the ACS website, or contact Carla Manosalvas, Administrator, Committees and Educational Programs, ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, at

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