training

Introduction to and orienting your career in clinical research

Introduction to and orienting your career in clinical research

translational research
Location:

Ghent, Clemenspoort

Start date:

09 September 2021

Duration:

General context

The first part of this course will focus on the elementary aspects of clinical research. Through an interactive step-by-step approach, we will introduce you to the world of medicine before they are available on the market. This course is designed to allow you to get familiar with the basic aspects of pre-clinical and clinical studies, the rules and regulations to follow, the ethical considerations and follow-up of trial participants, the involved logistics and resources.

A second topic will be on orienting your career in clinical research. This part of the training will provide you with an overview of the job possibilities that are out there in the clinical development area and in clinical research. 

Objectives

After this training, you will:

  • understand all steps of how a pharmaceutical product gets to the market.
  • know the difference between pre-clinical and clinical research
  • understand why clinical research is performed
  • identify how clinical researchers are set-up and the logistic it involves.
  • know what the different positions in clinical research are
  • understand the Clinical Research Competency Framework
  • see what the best steps are to find a job in Clinical Research

 

Approach

ECCRT aims for the best return on investment for the participant. Our goal is for trainees to leave the course with the capacity to use the information provided in the most practical way. Our expert trainers always encourage interactivity in the group. ECCRT supports the statement: “You tell me, and I forget. You teach me, and I remember. You involve me, and I learn”.

Event intended for

PhD students, postdocs and staff scientists working at VIB who have an interest in understanding the basics of the current regulatory requirements for clinical trials. We will also address career opportunities in clinical research.

Extra information
  • This training is free for VIB participants.
  • Note that upon no show without valid justification a fee of € 100 will be charged and you will be blacklisted for the VIB training program for 1 year. Click here for more information

Trainers

Marleen Verbeeck

Marleen Verbeeck, is a trainer/coach and has been working at the European Centre for Clinical Research Training (ECCRT) since 2004.

She obtained her PhD in molecular biology at the University of Utrecht in 1990. After fundamental research positions at the universities of Utrecht, New York, Leuven and Maastricht, she changed her academic career in 1995. She gained solid grounding in clinical research, first as a clinical research associate, later as a medical writer combined with a position as trainer.

Marleen enjoys developing, lecturing, evaluating and developing comprehension tests of courses as well as boosting confidence and competence of clinical research professionals with different experience levels from the pharmaceutical, medical device industry and non-profit research organisations.

She has more than 15 years of educational expertise. She is author of scientific papers, clinical trial study protocols (phase I - IV) and clinical study reports. She has experience in medical areas such as : CNS, Gastroenterology, Gynaecology, Rheumathology, Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopaedics and Immonutherapy.

In addition, recently Marleen is also a regulatory consultant on European clinical trial legislation. Acquiring and conveying knowledge has always been her interest throughout her professional career.

Benedikt Van Nieuwenhove

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Van Nieuwenhove obtained his degree in Pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Gent, Belgium in 1991. Between 1991 and 1997 he worked as a quality assurance manager at a laboratory for medical biochemistry & clinical analysis in Gent.  In 1997 he finished his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Gent in Belgium. 

Since then till 2014 he had been working for Harrison Clinical Research. He started his career as clinical operations manager and general manager of the Benelux operations.

In 2000, he founded their own training Academy, the "European Centre for Clinical Research Training” (ECCRT) and in 2007 he became a member of the Board.

From 2008-2011 he acted as the Vice President Global Operations of the Harrison Clinical Research group. In January 2011, he was elected Chief Executive Officer of Harrison Clinical Research. In that position he was involved in the merge with Synteract to form SynteractHCR. He has been instrumental in integrating the two organisations during 2013 and 2014.

Since its creation in 2000, Benedikt has been the Managing Director of ECCRT.

Having been in the field of Clinical Research for about three decades he has amassed a wealth of knowledge and skills within this field. Over the years he has supported the Pharma Industry as well as other players in the healthcare sector by providing them with the skill sets to deal with the challenges in their job and to make them efficient players in study success.

Since 2016 he is lecturing “Management of Clinical Research” at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Ghent.

Program

Introduction to Clinical Research

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Welcome & introduction

Clinical Research

  • How are new medicinal products developed
  • What is Clinical Research?
  • What are the different types of clinical trials o Why are clinical trials regulated?
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Coffee break

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  • What are the clinical research principles?
  • What activities are involved in clinical trials?
  • What are the logistics behind clinical trials?
  • Who is involved in clinical research?
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Conclusions and Q&A

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Lunch

Orienting your career in clinical research

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Welcome & introduction

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The clinical competency framework

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Coffee break

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Mapping of profiles versus positions

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Recommendations for finding a job in clinical research

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Conclusions and Q&A

Practical info

Location & Venue

09 September 2021

Clemenspoort Gent

Overwale 3
9000 Ghent
Belgium

Public transport

09 September 2021

Clemenspoort Gent
Public transport

The train station Ghent St-Pieters is only 250 m away. We have 40 bike lots.

Route description

09 September 2021

Clemenspoort Gent
Parking

We offer parking lots (1.20 € per hour). GPS address: Sint-Denijslaan 251.
Please take the neem the exit SPORTHAL HoGent (not Campus HoGent) and drive all the way to the end, so past the parking slots of HoGent.

Venue contact

09 September 2021

Clemenspoort Gent
Location contact

+32 476 46 10 40

info@clemenspoort.be