Clinical Trial Statistics for Non Statisticians

7 - 10 December 2021, Brussels, Belgium

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Develop the statistical knowledge required to
better understand today’s cancer clinical trials!

Today, statistics are critical to understand clinical trials. This EORTC course provides an introduction to the statistical methods used for the design, conduct and analysis of cancer clinical trials. This course will provide a greater understanding of the statistical principles whilst avoiding too technical formulations. Attendees will be better equipped to design their own clinical research, work in a multidisciplinary team involving statisticians and to critically appraise the scientific value of published research. This course is aimed at non-statisticians who work in clinical research or at statisticians with little or no experience in clinical trials.

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Optional Introduction

For those attendees who do not have any basic training in general statistics, an optional half day introduction course to statistics and probability (incl. notions of experiment, random variable, distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing) is organised before the official start of the course.



Jan Bogaerts
Jan BogaertsChair
Scientific Director
EORTC Headquarters
Brussels, Belgium
Saskia Litière
Saskia LitièreCo-Chair
Associate Head of Statistics Department
EORTC Headquarters
Brussels, Belgium
Xavier Paoletti
Xavier Paoletti Co-Chair
Professeur de Biostatistiques
Université de Versailles – St Quentin
& Institut Curie, France


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Please be advised that, following the decision by the Brussels government, and to create a safe environment for all, the COVID Safe Ticket (CST) will be mandatory to gain access to Tangla Hotel, the course venue. This rule is applicable as of Friday 15 October 2021 and is expected to remain in place for the coming months.

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For participants not residing in Belgium, please be advised that the EU Digital COVID Certificate can be used to gain access to the venue:

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Tangla Hotel Brussels
Avenue Emmanuel Mounier 5
1200 Brussels – Belgium

European Accreditation

An application has been made to the UEMS-EACCME® for CME accreditation for the ‘Clinical Trial Statistics for Non Statisticians’.

What is CME?

CME (Continuing Medical Education) can be defined as educational activities which serve to maintain, develop and increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance that physicians and allied health professionals use to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.

What does European Accreditation mean for you?

CME acreditation granted by the UEMS-EACCME® provides a guarantee to participants from all over the world that the content of the CME provided is of a high quality, unbiased and didactic and, for European doctors, that this quality will be recongnised in their home country.

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel bookings are not managed by EORTC

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for this event at the Tangla Hotel Brussels (course venue), at 185 EUR per night, including breakfast and VAT (excluding city tax). Accommodation can be booked via the button below.

The deadline for hotel reservations is 15 November 2021. Accommodation requests received after 15 November 2021 will be processed on a space-available basis and may be subject to higher rates.

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