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Research Course 2024

How to make your research more relevant, feasible and publishable

About the Research Course

Spanning May to July 2024, this course is segmented into four parts, blending e-learning, online sessions, and an in-person live session. It's structured to enrich participants' understanding of clinical research, focusing on developing relevant, feasible research projects with a high potential for publication.

Format and Schedule

  1. Part 1 – E-learning (May–13 June 2024): Involves enrolment in the EUROSPINE Learning Management System for self-paced learning, including modules on research protocols, methodological concepts, and study design. Assessment through MCQs and CME evaluation.
  2. Part 2 – Introduction Online Session (13 June 2024): An interactive session for meeting faculty and peers, and the first workshop on research questions.
  3. Part 3 – In-Person Live Session (27–28 June 2024, IRCAD, Strasbourg, France): Engaging in lectures, workshops, and group work. Requires physical attendance.
  4. Part 4 – Final Evaluation Online Session (10 July 2024): Presentation of developed research protocols and Q&A with the faculty.

Quick Facts

Live session date and time

Virtual live session - Introduction: 13 June 2024 (18:00–19:30 CEST)

Live session: 27 June 2024 (08:30–17:30 CEST) and 28 June 2024 (08:30–12:30 CEST)

Virtual live session - Final evaluation: 10 July 2024 (18:00–19:30 CEST)



1 Pl. de l'Hôpital, 67000 Strasbourg, France

Max. attendees

24 delegates

Registration fees

EUROSPINE member: 800 EUR

Non-member: 1,000 EUR

CME accreditation

EACCME accreditation is currently pending.




A computer (Mac/PC) or tablet (Android/Mac) and stable internet connection are required to access the e-learning content.

In preparation for the live session, a mandatory and self-paced e-learning component will be available mid/late May 2024 on the EUROSPINE Learning Management System (LMS). This component must be completed before the  live session.

Course completion

The course is only deemed as complete when participants have met ALL of the following conditions:

Passed the e-learning with at least 70% AND

Attended the introduction live session AND

Attended the in-person live session AND

Attended the final evaluation live session AND

Submitted the course evaluations for the e-learning and the live sessions component

Target audience

The course is open to all professionals interested in gaining a basic understanding of clinical research. This course will provide an overview of the methodology used to conduct clinical research. The purpose of the course is to provide clinicians with the fundamental concepts and tools to design clinical studies.

Meet the Course Faculty

Emin Aghayev, Switzerland

E-learning faculty

Benjamin Blondel, France

Course faculty

Marco Campello, United States

Course faculty

Yann-Philippe Charles, France

Course faculty

Wolfgang Hitzl, Austria

E-learning faculty

Aria Nouri, United Kingdom

Course faculty

Miranda van Hooff, Netherlands

Course faculty

Carmen Vleggeert-Lankamp, Netherlands

Chair of Research Council and Course


This course is a unique opportunity for you and your research group to initiate the design of your study.

Be sure not to miss this opportunity!

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