Fundamentals of Clinical Trials (2016 Update)

Modeled after the ASCO International Clinical Trials Workshops, this accredited Program is designed to assist beginning investigators familiarize themselves with the best practices of designing and conducting clinical research. Topic areas include: Research design/methodology, regulatory/legal issues, data management, ethical issues, statistics, research teams, exemplary clinical trials sites, promoting clinical trials, and informed consent.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Describe clinical trial methodology
  • Apply best practices in the implementation of research programs
  • Evaluate the roles and responsibilities of research team members
  • Communicate with patients the values of clinical research


 ACGME Competencies:

  • Medical Knowledge

Institute of Medicine (IOM) Competencies:

  • Working as a part of interprofessional teams
  • Delivering patient-centered care
  • Practicing evidence-based medicine


IMPORTANT NOTE: This course expires on June 29, 2019. Participants must complete all necessary course components by this date.

6.5 Credits/Points are available for participation in this course. Certificate and credit types available include:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • ABIM MOC Points
  • CNE Contact Hours
  • CPE Credits
  • Certificate of Participation may be used to confer credit; however, all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted. 
  • Certificate of Completion may be used to document participation, but no credit will be conferred.