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Register online for 11th Clinical Trials Methods Course


Online registration is now available for the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Surgical Research Committee 11th Clinical Trials Methods Course. The course will take place December 6-10 at ACS Headquarters in Chicago, IL.

The Clinical Trials Methods Course is a five-day intensive course based on four successfully conducted and published clinical trials. The course will provide surgeons concepts and skills in the following areas: design, implementation, and analysis of randomized clinical trials; observational studies; the use of large administrative databases; meta-analysis; funding mechanisms and budget development; outcomes (medical, patient-centered, cost); and dissemination of results. Participants will work in small groups mentored by leading surgeons and biostatisticians with expertise in clinical trials research.

Registration is limited to 50 participants, and ACS members will receive preference. The course is offered only every other year. Access the course website, registration, and additional course details at, or contact Carla Manosalvas at

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