Bristol, Oxford and Aberdeen Surgical Trials intervention course (BOASTiC) 2024 This course is now full. Please use the registration form below to be entered onto a reserve waiting list

A three day, intensive, comprehensive, and stimulating crash course in surgical trials. We learned everything from asking the right question to delivering a multi-arm multi-intervention platform RCT of surgical interventions and more. What struck me was the extraordinary breadth of clinical trial methodology that was covered, yet each talk was delivered in a manner that was bespoke to surgical trials and furthermore, appropriately tailored for surgical trainee audience

BOASTiC delegate, 2022

This three-day surgical research training event on surgical trials is for foundation, core and specialist trainees of all surgical specialities. It is run annually by the Bristol, Oxford and Aberdeen Surgical Trials Units. The RCSI-NSRSC in partnership with the HRB-TMRN and the UK Surgical Trials Units are delighted to host this year's BOASTiC for the first time in Ireland. 

The course is accredited by RCSEng and will be delivered by well-renowned local and international experts in surgical trials and trial methodology. Students work collaboratively to learn how to design and conduct Randomised Controlled Trials in surgery that answer research questions of relevance to surgeons and patients.

Registration: Places are full, to enter onto a reserve waiting list please complete the form;

Please note registration does not guarantee a place. Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and you will be notified if you have been offered a place on the course. This is to ensure an equal distribution across specialties and stage of training. Once notified the course fee payment and confirmation of study leave are required to secure your place on the course. Please note that it is necessary to commit to all three days. 

Course Fee: €300

The course fee covers lunches, refreshments and one conference dinner. Accommodation, travel, and the remaining dinner are not covered.

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