ASBMT Clinical Research Training Course 2015

Santa Fe, NM US
July 8, 2015 to July 13, 2015
The 2015 Clinical Research Training Course will begin on Wednesday, July 8 and conclude at noon on Monday, July 13 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

In order to improve overall patient care, findings from the laboratory need to be better communicated to clinicians providing day-to-day patient care.  Giving these clinicians access and understanding of the principles of research will help address this issue. This meeting, will fill-in the gap of the principles of research by offering formal presentation with extensive follow-up dialogue and small-group discussion.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) . The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 17.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.


Objectives and Curriculum

The ASBMT Board of Directors created the course in 2006 because of concerns that clinical fellowship programs don’t adequately cover the principles of research and how to take findings from the laboratory to the clinic.  The course helps close the gap by addressing those deficiencies.  The course includes formal presentations and extensive follow-up dialogue and small-group discussion, covering topics such as:
  • Research subject eligibility and recruitment
  • Clinical trial design
  • Biostatistics
  • Data management and quality control
  • Study endpoints
  • Late effects and quality of life
  • Clinical pharmacology, including polypharmacy and drug interactions
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Relationships with pharmaceutical companies and third-party payers
  • Opportunities for grants and clinical research training
  • Grant writing
  • Working with a mentor
  • Translational trials
  • Working with laboratory investigators
  • Research ethics
  • Subject safety


This educational activity is being supported by Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Seattle Genetics, Merck, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Jazz Pharmaceutical, and Amgen Inc.

Target Audience

Physicians and allied health professionals

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, scholars should be able to: 

  1. Understand the fundamentals of clinical trial design, implementation (regulations) and monitoring
  2. Effectively present original research in preparation for presentations at 
national/international meetings 

  3. Address questions relating to original research 

  4. Critically analyze presented clinical research studies 

  5. Establish professional and personal networks for collaborations 
  6. Address the next step(s) in SCT career path
Additional information


Andrea King
Phone Number: 
+1 (847) 427-0224
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 17.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/08/2015 - 2:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
07/13/2015 - 11:30am CDT
Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa
1501 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
United States

Planning Committee:
Christopher N. Bredeson, MD, MSc 
Catherine Bollard, MD 

Catherine Bollard, MD, Co-Chair
Christopher Bredeson, MD, MSc, Co-Chair
Tom Braun, PhD
Daniel Couriel, MD
Steven Devine, MD
Ted Gooley, PhD
Ronald Gress, MD
H. Jean Khoury, MD
Ginna G. Laport, MD
Margaret MacMillan, MD
Brenda Sandmaier, MD


Catherine Bollard, MDCellmedica`Speaker
Christopher Bredeson, MD, MScCelgeneAd Board, Research, Out Reach
OtsukaAdvisory Board
SanofiAdvisory Board
Brenda Sandmaier, MDGileadSpouse
EpiThany; BlazeSpouse
ArevaMed; Jazz PharmaceuticalAdvisory Board

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following and in accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, these relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved. 

Available Credit

  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 17.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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