Design and Analysis of Randomized Trials for Clinical Researchers


May 23, 2019



Program Information

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM ET
Will include Q&A for 10-15 minutes

This webinar will provide an overview of important issues in the design and analysis of randomized trials. We will describe the salient features of randomized trials and tailor the session to the audience through extensive use of examples from the field of rheumatology. The webinar will reference published manuscripts from peer-reviewed journals which show the direct connection between these design and analytical considerations with the type of interpretation that is relevant to clinical researchers.

This webinar should help clinical researchers expand knowledge about this important type of clinical research and allow enhanced collaboration with statisticians, epidemiologists, and other members of research teams in conducting randomized trials.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify important considerations in the design of a randomized trial
  • Understand salient features of statistical methods used to analyze data from such trials
  • Disseminate and interpret findings from randomized trials

Dr. Kelli Allen is a Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Methodology Core in the Multi-Disciplinary Clinical Research Center of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and a Research Health Scientist at the Durham VA Medical Center. She is a health services researcher and an exercise physiologist whose research focuses on improving care and outcomes for patients with osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Dr. Todd Schwartz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics within the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Schwartz also serves as the Co-Director of the University of North Carolina’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center’s Methodology Core for the NIAMS-funded Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center, where he lends his expertise to projects related to osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal or rheumatological conditions. He has worked as biostatistician on the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project for over a decade as well as on numerous randomized trials. His work has led to a wide dissemination of findings from these research projects.

Robert R. McLean, DSc, MPH, Associate Scientific Director of Epidemiology, Corrona, LLC, Waltham, MA

Registration Fees

Members - free
Non Members - $25

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