Bristol Oxford Surgical Trials Intervention Course (BOSTiC)

I have heard good things about BOSTIC and it definitely delivers on the hight expectations, if not exceeded them! The delivery was fantastic with high calibre speakers, a varied timetable and tasks and overall great organisation. It was fantastic to see so many participants from different backgrounds and specialties, with everyone contributing to the course. All of this created a great learning environment where I have not only taken away lots of new skills and knowledge, but also motivation to put it all into practice.

BOSTiC delegate, 2018

BOSTIC 2022: The Bristol Oxford Surgical Trials Intervention course (BOSTiC) will take place as a face-to-face event in 2022.

The 3-day surgical research training event on surgical trials is for foundation, core and specialist trainees of all surgical specialities. It is run by the Bristol and Oxford Surgical Trials Units. Students work collaboratively to learn how to design and conduct RCTs in surgery that answer research questions of relevance to surgeons, patients and the NHS.
The course will take place at Worcester College, Oxford on 7th - 9th September 2022.
Applications are now closed. To be added to the waiting list, should there be any cancellations, please contact the course coordinator at
Further details are here
The course fee covers all subsistence and one conference dinner. Accommodation, travel and dinner are not covered.
For more information on BOSTIC, watch the video below from the 2021 course.

For past BOSTiC events please see below: 

BOSTIC 2021 

BOSTiC 2019

BOSTiC 2018

BOSTiC 2017

BOSTiC 2016

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