The Reconstructive Surgery Trials Day 2015 was held on Saturday 6th June at the Royal College. Over 100 delegates attended and enjoyed a varied day of talks and interactive sessions on topics related to clinical trials.
Experts from the Oxford and Bristol Surgical Trials Units provided insights into trial methodology. The 'sandpit session', led by Prof Beard, got everyone thinking about how to develop a clinical trial idea and produced some great proposals. Prof Cook gave tips on funding opportunities and Prof Blazeby quizzed the audience on pilot studies. We were fortunate to have Prof Chiu visiting from New York. He provided a US perspective on clinical research. The day ended with a Dragons' Den feature live voting on the proposals presented. The INPUT Trial (Incisional Negative Pressure wound therapy Used in Trauma) won the prize.
This was the second time that members of staff from SITU had attended the RSTN day, and the staff who attended all thoroughly enjoyed the day and remarked how positive and enjoyable the atmosphere had been.
Abstract submission is now open for the RSTN Session at the BAPRAS Winter Scientific Meeting 2015. Click here for more details.