UKTMN May Bulletin 2024

UKTMN Annual Conference 2024

Thank you to everyone who attended the UKTMN Annual Conference 2024 on 4 June, we had a great day! With over 170 delegates in attendance, the varied programme included member presentations, discussion sessions and keynote speakers on a wide variety of trial management topics. A huge thank you to everyone who presented, and to those who submitted abstracts and presented posters on the day too. 

If you attended, please do remember to complete the feedback form which has been emailed to you, we hope next year can be even bigger and better. 

If you have ideas of topics you would like to see on next year's programme, do get in touch!

For more information on the 2024 Annual Conference please have a read of our latest UKTMN Article: 

The UKTMN Annual Conference

Upcoming UKTMN Webinars  

We are excited to announce brand new webinars available to all members. You can sign up for any of the available webinars via our EVENTS page or the links below.

An introduction to Protas 

25 June 2024, 1pm-2pm 

Presented by Jennifer Dumbleton on behalf of Protas

Join our 'Introduction to Protas' webinar to learn more about the not-for-profit organisation with the aim of enabling large clinical trials to become more efficient, cost effective, and higher quality. Through smart trial design and delivery, effective use of data and technology, and collaborative policy development, Protas aims to reduce barriers in the development of treatments for common diseases. The team works collaboratively across the clinical trials ecosystem to improve patient care globally and help more people to live healthier lives.

To register for the 'An introduction to Protas Webinar, please click here:

An introduction to radiotherapy trials

Presented by Sophia Magwaro  

This session will introduce basic radiotherapy terminology, a range of common treatment techniques, quality assurance requirements and trial data collection. The presentation will also include a brief guidance on essential information that is required when seeking regulatory approval for radiotherapy trials

To register for the ' An introduction to Radiotherapy Trials', Please click here:

Click here to register to any of the TMRP Webinars listed

Opportunities for member input

In order to provide useful resources and enable knowledge sharing, we need input from members! There are several ways you could be involved, including writing a career case study or blog post, or presenting a webinar. Don't underestimate the knowledge and experience you have, and how valuable that can be to your peers! If  you would like to volunteer, or for more information about what is involved, please do contact us via email. 

International Clinical Trials Day 2024 

Every year the Clinical Trials Distance Learning Programme at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) joins celebrations of International Clinical Trials Day on May 20th with a focus on an important trial linked to the
School and its mission. This year they are showcasing the work of the OMWaNA Trial:

OMWaNA (Operationalising kangaroo Mother care before stabilisation amongst low birth Weight Neonates in Africa) s a collaboration between researchers at LSHTM in London, the LSHTM Uganda Research Unit and five Ugandan district hospitals. Follow the link below to read  about the trial and the extensive work that was done to ready the hospitals for delivery of the intervention: Kangaroo Mother Care. You can watch a videos about what it was like to participate in the trial, and access a recoding of a webinar in which the trial results were reported. The resource also connects to a number of options for the study of clinical trials at LSHTM.

Click here to read more

Blog and webinar: AI in trial management

Presented by Adam Pedley 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly being applied in trial management to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of maintaining trails in natural areas. These AI technologies offer a range of applications that can improve the efficiency of trial delivery. We have an exciting new blog post regarding A.I in trial management, and how the use of this new technology can provide substantial assistance within the daily tasks of a trial manager. You can read the full article via the link below. 

To read the full article, please see here:

Following this Blog, Adam also presented a UKTMN webinar on AI within trial management. If you missed this or weren't able to attend, you can find the webinar recording linked below.

UKTMN Webinar recordings:

HRA - New commercial agreement published

A new model Master Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement (mMCDA) has been published for commercial sponsors to contract with NHS and HSC organisations which might participate in their research studies. It is for use when a commercial sponsor wants to have a single contract in place to share confidential information for multiple research studies with one NHS / HSC organisation.  

Model Confidentiality disclosure agreements:

Did you know...

We have added 5 trial management vacancies to our JOB PAGE

and 3 events to our CALENDAR OF EVENTS

You can view all our latest updates on our NEWS PAGE

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