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How to Make your Research more Relevant, Feasible and Publishable

If you plan to apply for a research grant, this course is a unique opportunity for your research group to initiate the design of your study with help from experienced researchers who are used to review grant requests.

The course is delivered by world-renowned faculty and includes practical workshop where learners will work in groups to formulate a research question and derive a hypothesis for the evaluation of a treatment intervention.

During the workshops, learners will also be using the research question developed on day 1 and start designing their study, start planning participant selection and data collection. Groups will also start planning their sample size calculation and on the last day, the faculty will assess each project and provide personalised feed-back.

Target Audience

The course is open to all clinicians interested in gaining a basic understanding of clinical research. This course will provide clinicians with 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.

Structure of the Course

The course includes five modules over five days, which cover the following topics:
1) Conceptual overview of clinical research
2) Randomised controlled trials and other study designs
3) Study implementation and analysis
4) Qualitative studies
5) Communication of research
Each module will include a morning lecture/group work and an afternoon lecture/group work, where clinicians will build their skills to participate to clinical studies or develop their own clinical study protocol.

Course Format and Design

Modules will be taught through group work, didactic lectures and presentations reports of the delegates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Develop a research question and formulate a hypothesis from the research question
2. Apply basic methodological steps involved in clinical research
3. Implement a study protocol
4. Discuss the basic principles of qualitative research
5. Contribute clinical experience to evidence-based decision making in spinal care

Next course

Date:10-14 March 2020
Venue:Lev Hotel, Vosnjakova 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Course Programme

Please see below the course programme

CME Accreditation

This course will be applied for European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®). More information will follow in due time.

Registration Fees

Discounts for EUROSPINE members are available:
€ 600 for members
€ 800 for non-members
€ 400 for residents/students (proof required to obtain discounted fee)


ON/ EUROSPINE Education Scholarships

ON Foundation and EUROSPINE are offering 5 Education Scholarships à € 2,000 to attend the EUROSPINE Research Course 2020 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. With ON Foundation’s focus on orthoregeneration, a track-record in this field is welcome.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance before the event (please register for the course independently).

Deadline for application:
6 January 2020 (applications received after that deadline cannot be considered)

You must attend the EUROSPINE Research Course and post two social media posts tagging ON Foundation and EUROSPINE with experiences from the course on two different social media channels of your choice (including picture or video).

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Candidates are within 5 years from graduation
  • Candidates show a strong interest and track record in orthoregeneration
  • Candidates have not benefitted from a similar ON/EUROSPINE support programme before

EUROSPINE Travel Grants

EUROSPINE TFR is sponsoring four travel grants à €2,000 for the TFR Course "How to Make your Research more Relevant, Feasible and Publishable"

The €2,000 stipends are intended to cover the registration fees (participants will be required to register as any participant), travel and accommodation costs to attend the course.

Deadline for application:
1 January 2020 (applications received after that deadline cannot be considered)

Eligibility criteria:
  • Candidates must be members or applicant members of EUROSPINE
  • Candidates must be under 40 years of age

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