Events and Training

This events and training directory is a resource for all ECMC staff. Find out about events hosted by the ECMC Network, as well as other training opportunities across the UK. If you would like to post your course on this website, or if you have any comments or feedback, please contact Hannah Brown. You can find websites that list training courses and conferences here.

The ECMC Programme Office is currently reviewing this resource in order to ensure that it meets the needs of the ECMC Network and to investigate if improvements can be made. As part of this a survey is being conducted and we would welcome all views on this resource.

Upcoming Events

04 Jun 2019

Date: Tuesday 4 June 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

Do you use human samples in your research? Are you sure you are following all the correct protocols?

Learn how the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act and Human Tissue Act affects you, what you need to do to ensure you are complaint with the law and how to interact with collaborators in the rest of the UK.

Course fees:

Student rate: £24

12 Jun 2019

Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

Informed consent is the foundation of all clinical research. This workshop will focus on the legal and practical issues around obtaining informed consent from adults participating in clinical research, including vulnerable groups who require additional safeguards. It will also cover consent issues relating to the use of human tissue and data in research. The workshop will consist of a mixture of short presentations and activities.

14 Jul 2019

The Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) and the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMC) network will be hosting a three-day conference on Phase I, at the Hilton Deansgate, in Manchester city centre.

Location: Manchester
Provider: Manchester Cancer Research Centre

ECMC supported event
05 Sep 2019

11th International ICAPS Conference on Cancer Prevention: Targeting infection, inflammation and the immune system. The conference will cover the full spectrum from basic biology to clinical applications to population level strategies.

Date: 5 & 6 September 2019
Location: Charterhouse Square (QMUL), London

Jointly organised by the UKTCPN
11 Sep 2019

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

**please note the course content and examples relate mainly to medical data**

This is a full day workshop incorporating "An introduction to medical statistics" in the morning and "making sense of numbers: interpretation of data" in the afternoon. The level of presentation is very basic and examples will be used throughout to illustrate the procedures and concepts.

Target audience:

12 Sep 2019

Date: Thursday 12 September 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

A half day interaction with Research Ethics Committee (REC) members and staff providing an insight into the NHS ethical review process.

25 Sep 2019

Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

A half day training including presentations, practical computer sessions & discussions on how to apply for research approval using the IRAS system.

27 Sep 2019

Date: Friday 27 September 2019

Time: 1.30 - 4pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

Clinical research labs that analyse samples from Clinical Trials of Investigational Products (CTIMPs) i.e. drug trials, must comply wit the principles of GCLP and these labs are open to inspection by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA).

22 Oct 2019

Date: Tuesday 22 October 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description: