Free University of Brussels (ULB), PHARMED

Conduct of Clinical Trials

Practical Information

Commencing Date:
Brussels Belgium

Teaching Methodology:
Credits :

European Fees:
1000 EUR
Scholarship Possibilities:

Course Contact

Free University of Brussels (ULB), PHARMED

University Accreditation: Yes

Centre of Excellence


Courses - Set-up of the study-Conduct of the study-Closure of the study, Marc de Longueville (UCB Pharma) - Study monitoring by CRAs, Dominique Verhoeven (PPD) - Outsourcing of clinical trials and contract management, Rachel Emerson (GSK Biologicals) - Management of the investigational product, Yves Geysels (Quintiles) - Patient adherence and persistence in trials and practice, Bernard Vrijens (Aardex) - Data interpretation and writing the study report, Marc de Longueville (UCB Pharma) - Clinical research and the art of scientific writing, Anne Hepburn (4Clinics) - Phase I studies: strategic importance and practical organisation, Pascal Ryckmans, Clarisse Lukuamusu and Isabelle Formesyn (Pfizer) - Specific aspects of the conduct of clinical trials involving biologics, Marc de Longueville (UCB Pharma) and Domonique Verhoeven (PPD) - Clinical trials in developing countries-challenges and opportunities, Eckart Schwarz (GSK) - Audits of clinical trials, Jan-Willem Van der Velden (Mesama)


Understanding of: - Key issues involved in the conduct of a clinical study including investigator and site recruitment and investigative site management - Collection, evaluation and reporting of adverse event data in clinical trials - Evaluation and interpretation of clinical trial results

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