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UKTMN Course: Clear Writing for Trial Managers
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UKTMN Course: Clear Writing for Trial Managers

When: Wednesday 1st Mar 2017
9:30 - 16:30
Where: Ground floor boardrooms at Scottish Clinical Trials Research Unit
Scottish Clinical Trials Research Unit (Partner in CaCTUS), Information Services Division
NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh, Scotland  EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Presenter: Martin Rosser
Contact: UKTMN Administrative Team

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Course registration is only open to both UKTMN Full and Affiliate members. Please do not book the course unless you are a UKTMN member. For membership fee payment please see the link.

How to book the course:

  1. Register for the course by clicking REGISTER above
  2. Pay the course fee within 48 hours of registration on dedicated pages (Click here for Full members and here for Affiliate members)

After you have registered for the course on the UKTMN website, you should receive an automated confirmation email with your registration ID. Alternatively, you will find your registration ID on the event confirmation document (click Print icon) on "My Event Registrations" page (sign in required). Please go to the payment page linked above and pay the fee within 48 hours of registration. If payment has not been made within this time and without notification to, your registration will be deleted.

About the course

The course will address ways of writing clearly and concisely in a variety of scenarios relevant to clinical trials such as writing minutes of meetings, emails, SOPs, letters, newsletters, trial reports and patient information leaflets. Attention will be given to writing for lay people and for people for whom English is not their first language.

Course timings are:

09:30 Course Start
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
15:00 - 15:15 Tea Break
16:30 Course Close

Maximum attendee number: 20 

Course fee:
£90 (Full member)
£150 (Affiliate membr)

Fee includes:
Tea & Coffee

About the course leader: Martin Rosser

Biography: Martin has been a professional journalist, editor and writer since 1985.

In this time, he has worked on and for newspapers, newsletters, leaflets, books and magazines -- but mostly magazines. Some of these were on sale in WH Smith, others were distributed for marketing, PR or other reasons. All used words, images and design to deliver a message successfully. Martin's expertise is the written word.

Martin has worked on several projects in the world of clinical trials. He took a patient information leaflet that had been heavily criticised by the ethics panel, and edited it so it sailed through review. He also edited a patient information leaflet that was publicly praised in the House of Lords for its clarity and content.


About the course venue

For detailed directions to the course venue, please click the following links.
Directions to Gyle square
How to find Gyle square on map
Tram stop details


About cancellations

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The Cancellation Policy is that there will be no refunds. However, if you are unable to attend we are happy for you to get a named colleague who is a UKTMN member to take your place. We would ask you to email us the name and email address of the colleague delegated to take your place. Any reimbursement would have to be arranged directly between you and the person delegated to take your place. UKTMN cannot take any part in negotiations for such reimbursement. Even if you cannot find anyone to take your place, we would appreciate it if you could let us know as it would be helpful for those running the course to know beforehand how many people they will be expecting.

Please note if we’ve not filled a minimum number of places by 10 days prior to the course date we reserve the right to cancel the course. You can select which of the two locations is the best for you.