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PCR Clinical Research GulfPCR-GIM 2016

The Course devoted to Education in Clinical Research

The mission of the new PCR Clinical Research initiative is to highlight the fundamental link between clinical research and best clinical care, with the ultimate goal of addressing the needs of the patient.

The PCR Clinical Research course held last year in Paris as an integral part of EuroPCR met with huge success and recognition from the community at large. It is therefore with great pride and satisfaction that GulfPCR-GIM also hosted a similarly-dedicated day-long Course in Dubai, on Friday 16 December 2016.

An exclusive pathway enlightened those who had a particular interest in clinical research and wanted to increase their knowledge and skills in the field.  The sessions specifically devised by experts covered the four pillars which are study design, conduction, analysis and dissemination.

The educational format of the course followed the long-proven PCR philosophy of learning by pragmatic examples. Participants were challenged with exercises, real-world scenarios, they obtained tangible content, and benefited from the practical advice of specialists in clinical studies.

What is the course all about?

As always at PCR courses taking place throughout the world, content took of course  into account regional factors. Here it was adapted to the Middle Eastern community, in view of the specific opportunities and challenges when setting up trials and registries in the area.

The Course was open to all players in the research arena: physicians, nurses, industry and CRO representatives. Whether participation was to get a glimpse into the clinical research world, or to acquire precise competencies, a warm welcome awaited all in Dubai for this newly-available course.

PCR Clinical Research Gulf 2016


Who should attend?

This event took place at GulfPCR-GIM 2016, dedicated to physicians, research nurses and coordinators, industry partners, CRO representatives.

Scientific Programme

Three sessions dedicated to physicians that happened on Friday 16 December 2016:
I have a great idea. How to transform it into a study design?
Expected outcomes:

  • To understand the pros and cons of different study designs
  • To be able to select the right trial design to prove your hypothesis
  • To calculate the sample size of your trial


I am participating in a clinical study. How can I complete my recruitment and understand my data?
Expected outcomes:

  • To learn how to build an efficient clinical research team
  • To learn tips and tricks on how to improve your recruitment rate
  • To appreciate the differences in types of data collected


How can I analyse my data and write my abstract?
Expected outcomes:

  • To be able to run simple statistics
  • To improve your abstract writing
  • To maximise your chance of being accepted

Photos of this event

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