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EASD Robert Turner Clinical Research Course 2020

Oxford, UK, 23-27 March 2020

Are you planning to start (or have just started) Clinical Research? Do you need help with your planning or writing or statistics?

If YES, this course is for you!


The European Association for the Study of Diabetes is pleased to announce the Robert Turner Course 2020 on clinical research in diabetes. The course offers young researchers the opportunity to be trained by an outstanding local team on the basic requirements for clinical research. The course consists of interactive teaching as well as practical clinical studies designed and operated by the participants. Information is provided on study design, methodology, statistics, critical analysis, presentation and publication of data. Certificated Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training is provided by a specialised team.


The Course is hosted by the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford and chaired by Prof. David R. Matthews.  The course theme commemorates the late Prof. Robert Turner who carried out the largest clinical research study into diabetes (UKPDS) and was a pioneer in clinical research training.

Accommodation is provided at Corpus Christi College to enable the participants to experience the unique Oxford student lifestyle.

Criteria and eligibility for the Course

The Course is open to all paid-up members of EASD having received their highest medical degree no more than seven years before 1st January in the year of the course. The course will be held in English and all applicants must be able to communicate in this language. All participants are required to attend the entire five day Course.  It is designed as an introduction to enter clinical diabetes/endocrinology research or for those entering or newly engaged in research into diabetes/endocrinology and before they have a research degree.

Cost of the Course

Participants will be asked to pay Euro 240 registration fee as well as their transportation to and from Oxford. All other expenses including board and lodging will be covered by EASD funds together with an unrestricted educational grant. It is not intended that payment of the registration fee should prevent any individual from attending and those with limited funds at their disposal may request EASD to waive this fee on the understanding that this will be accorded only to those considered truly in need and without financial support from their home institution. In exceptional circumstances and following a formal application, EASD may, if necessary, also provide a travel grant.

Application procedures

Interested candidates should submit their application to:

Mrs Mary Hata:

The application must include the following:

  1. A curriculum vitae giving age, place of birth, current professional address (with email address) and full details of education and academic and/or clinical career to date. There should be a complete list of publications and mention of any meetings or workshops attended.
  2. A one-page letter of support from the Head of the applicant's current Department attesting to the qualities of the candidate. This letter should also describe the department’s activities in clinical research.
  3. A one-page description of the applicant's current research interests, including a brief explanation of how the applicant feels the Course will help in a future career in diabetes research.
  4. EASD membership number

Applications not including these pages will not be viewed favourably.

Applications must be received before 18 November 2019.