CRC Symposia

Each month, the Methodological Support Unit and Clinical Investigation Unit organise a conference on a topic related to clinical research.

2018 Program

Room 7A-8-739 - Lounge - J.-L. PREVOST Building - 8th floor - Free admission

Dates Topics Speaker Room Time

5 February 2018

Scientific Fraud: Let’s Talk About It!

Nadia Elia, MD, Senior Staff Physician, Anesthesiology Division, HUG

Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

5 March 2018

 Submitting Research Projects to the SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation): Understanding, Preparing and Submitting Your DMP (Data Management Plan)

Khaled Mostaguir Clinical Data Manager, Clinical Investigation Unit, CRC

Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

4 June 2018

Can a Software Program Be Considered a “Medical Device”?  Gabriel Avigdor, Law Degree, Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), Honorary Member of the Vaudois Bar Association (OAV) Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
18 June 2018

Confidence Intervals: What Is Their Purpose?

Pauline Brindel,PhysicianChristophe Combescure, PhD

Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

October2018

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November 2018 To be confirmed      
December 2018 To be confirmed      

 

2017 Program

Room 7A-8-739 - Lounge - C Building - 8th floor - Free admission

Dates Topics Speaker Room Time
23 January     Randomisation Methods in Clinical Trials: A Random Choice?

Mr. Antoine Poncet, Statistician, Medical and Quality Directorate, Clinical Epidemiology Division

Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
6 February 

“Satisfaction Survey Results on the Use of BASEC (Business Administration System for Ethics Committees)”

Prof. Bernard Hirschel, CCER Chair Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
27 February Assessing Diagnostic Tests: Being Clear on Confusing Phenomena

Mr. Christophe Combescure, Biostatistician, Medical and Quality Directorate, Clinical Epidemiology Division 

Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
13 March Using Medical Devices: Differences Between Clinical and Clinical Research Use  Ms. Mariagrazia Di Marco, CRA, MD Head, Clinical Investigation Unit, CRC Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
27 March   What 40 years of research can tell us about the effects of antidepressants-Opportunities and Challenges with Network Meta-analysis Prof. Georgia Salanti, ISPM, Bern Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
10 April   UIC - Using Medical Devices (MD): Differences Between Clinical and Clinical Research Use Mariagrazia Di Marco, CRA, MD Head Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
15 May   GWAS Dr. Georg Ehret, Senior Staff Physician, Medical Specialisations Department, Cardiology Division, HUG Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
19 June   

Probabilities might be harming (y)our health

Prof. Marcel Zwahlen, ISPM, Bern Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

9 October

General Consent: Is It Right for My Study? Mr. Antoine Poncet, Statistician, Medical and Quality Directorate, Clinical Epidemiology Division Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
16 October Introduction to P-Omics (Analysis of P-Values in Their Natural Environment)  Prof. Thomas Perneger, Physician, Head of the Clinical Epidemiology Division and Head of the CRC Methodological Support Unit, HUG-Faculty of Medicine Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
4 December New Regulatory Landscape for Medical Devices  Mariagrazia Di Marco, PhD, Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Investigation Unit, CRC Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

 

2016 Program

Room 7A-8-739 - Lounge - C Building - 8th floor

Dates Topics Speaker Room Time
8 February 2016 How to Establish Your Study’s Budget Dr. F. Lascombes, Scientific Officer, CRC Dr. A. Matthey, Resident, Clinical Investigation Unit, CRC  Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
14 March 2016 Recruitment Keys and Pitfalls Ms. D. Cordier-Wynar and Ms. R. Viollet, Research Nurses, Clinical Investigation Unit, CRC Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
25 April 2016 ICH-E2F Development Drug Safety Report (DSUR) Dr. S. Reffas Jobin, PhD, Senior Safety Scientist, United Biosource Company - An Express Scripts Company Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
13 June 2016 Data Management: secuTrial® and REDCap Dr. Khaled Mostaguir, Clinical Data Manager, Clinical Investigation Unit, CRC Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
24 October 2016 Authors’ Roles Prof. T. Perneger, Methodological Support Unit, CRC Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
14 November 2016 How Can Nanotechnologies Cure Serious Diseases? Prof. Patrick Couvreur, Member of the Academy of Sciences, Université Paris Sud, France Campus Biotech

18h30 20h00

28 November 2016

Genotyping HLA-DQB1 and HLA-B Alleles to Target Blood Monitoring When Prescribing Clozapine: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Dr F. Girardin, Medical Administration, HUG Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
12 December 2016 Managing Your Study’s Samples with the HUG Biological Resource Centre Ms. Géraldine Poulain, Technical Manager, Central Serum Bank, HUG Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

2015 Program

Room 202 - Anesthesiology - Opéra Building - Ground floor or Room 7A-8-739 - Lounge - C Building - 8th floor

Dates Topics Speaker Room Time
2 February 2015 Managing Adverse Events During Clinical Studies: What You Must Do and What We Can Do For You Dr. Victoria Rollason, Pharmacovigilance Manager, CRC, HUG-Faculty of Medicine Room 202 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
23 February 2015 NRI, IDI and Company... Navigating Assessments of Diagnostic and Prognostic Markers Christophe Combescure, PhD, Methodological Support Unit, CRC Room 7A-8-739, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
16 March 2015 Highs and Lows in an Obstetrics Clinical Research Unit Prof. Michel Boulvain, Ms. Véronique Othenin-Girard, Gynaecology and Obstetrics Division, HUG Room 7A-8-739, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
30 March 2015 Coordinating, Collaborating, Controlling: Examples of Two Unrepresentative Multicentre Cohort Studies Prof. Emiliano Albanese Room 7A-8-739, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
13 April 2015 Quality Assessment Tools for Curriculum Exams in Medicine  Bernard Cerutti, PhD MPH, University Medical Centre Room 7A-8-739, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
27 April 2015 Vestibular Implants: Artificial Balancing Organs Dr. Angélica Pérez Fornos, Scientific Director, Swiss Francophone Cochlear Implant Centre (CRIC), ENT and Head and Neck Surgery Division, HUG Room 7A-8-739, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
18 May 2015 The HUG Institutional Biobank Project: What Factors Boost Patient Participation? Dr. Angèle Gayet-Agéron, Senior Resident, Clinical Epidemiology Division, HUG Room 7A-8-739, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
15 June 2015 Risk Factor Paradox Dr. Uyen-Sa NGUYEN, Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine  Room 7A-8-739, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
22 June 2015 On a Case of Ebola Admitted to the HUGFrom Research to Clinical Cases Prof. Jérôme Pugin, Head of the Intensive Care Division and President of the CRC Room 7A-8-739, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5 October 2015 Ionising Radiation and Clinical Studies Nicolas Stritt, Federal Department of Home Affairs, Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)Consumer Protection Directorate, Radiation Protection Division  Room 7A-8-739, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
19 October 2015 Which MOOCs for Clinical Epidemiology Training? Prof. Antoine Flahault, Full Professor, Director of the Institute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine - Department of Community Medicine and Health, HUG Room 7A-8-739, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
9 November 2015 Cantonal Research Ethics CommitteeBASEC: The New Portal for Submitting Your Projects Online Prof. Bernard Hirschel, CCER Chair, Geneva Room 7A-8-739, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
23 November 2015 Cohen’s Kappa for Assessing Free Responses Dr. Marc Carpentier, Resident, Epidemiology Division Room 7A-8-739, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
7 December 2015 Swissmedic Inspections: Perspectives and Risks Dr. Mirela Barbu, Head GCP and GVP Inspectorate, Clinical Trials Division, Swissmedic Room 7A-8-739, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

2014 Program

Room 202 - Anaesthesiology - Opéra Building - Ground floor or Room 7A-8-739 - Lounge - Beds Building - 8th floorFree admission

Dates Topics Speaker Room Time
10 February 2014 Conflicts of Interest Prof. Samia HURST, Biomedical Ethics Institute Private Hospital Lecture Hall 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
3 March 2014

Retrospective Studies: What Will Change in 2014

Documents to read:doc1 and Recap

Prof. Valérie JUNOD, School of Law, UNIGE Lounge (7A-8-739) 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, 14 March 2014 Biobanking and Biospecimen Science Dr. Fay BETSOU, Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg Private Hospital Lecture Hall 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
17 March 2014 Transparent Reporting of Research: a case for STROBE and other Reporting Guidelines Dr. Erik VON ELM 7A-8-739 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
7 April 2014 The Influence of Systematic Review on Clinical Study Methodology Dr. Céline HABRE 7A-8-739 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5 May 2014 Withdrawing Articles for Fraud - From Theory to Practice Dr. Nadia ELIA 7A-8-739 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
19 May 2014 Developing Therapeutic-Diagnostic Tools in Clinical Studies Dr. François CURTIN, GeNeuro Private Hospital Lecture Hall 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2 June 2014 To be determined Prof. Orly MANOR, Head of the Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Hebrew University 7A-8-739 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
16 June 2014 The Development of Rimeporide in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by the EspeRare Foundation Dr. Florence PORTE-THOME, EspeRare Foundation Private Hospital Lecture Hall 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
23 June 2014 Methods for Assessing the Scale of Continuous Covariates in Logistic Regression Modeling Prof. Stanley LEMESHOW, Dean of the College of Public Health at Ohio State University, Columbus C 150 Lecture Hall - CMU 1:00 p.m. 
6 October 2014 Clinical Study Feasibility: In Search of Lost Time Dr. Françoise LASCOMBES, CRC Scientific Officer, Geneva Room 202 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
27 October 2014 “Publish or Perish”: The Fates over 10 Years of 996 Studies Accepted by the Ethics Committee Delphine COURVOISIER, PhD, CRC Methodological Support Unit, Geneva 7A-8-739, 8th Floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
3 November 2014 Analysing the Calibration of Predictive Scores. Example of SAPS II and SAPS 3 Antoine PONCET and Christophe COMBESCURE, CRC Methodological Support Unit, Geneva 7A-8-739, 8th Floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
17 November 2014 The (Quasi) One-Year Anniversary of the HRA: The Perspective of the Cantonal Research Ethics Committee Prof. B. Hirschel, Chair of the Cantonal Research Ethics Committee (CCER) Room 202 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1 December 2014 Choosing the Minimally Clinically Important Difference or Noninferiority Margin Dr. Angèle Gayet-Ageron, CRC Methodological Support Unit, Geneva 7A-8-739, 8th Floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
8 December 2014 Swissmedic Inspections: Perspectives and Risks Dr. Mirela BARBU, Inspectorate Head, Swissmedic Room 202 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2013 Program

Private Hospital Lecture Hall - Main Building - 2nd floor, HUG, Site Cluse-RoseraieFree admission

Dates Topics Speaker Room Time
4 February 2013 The Place of Research Nurses at HUG Ms. Rachel SPYCHER ELBES, Research Nurse and Coordinator Private Hospital Lecture Hall 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11 March 2013 “$100 for Undetectable Viremia!”The Role of Financial Incentives in Improving Care and Research Prof. Bernard Hirschel, CEREH Chair Private Hospital Lecture Hall 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
April 2013 Managing Samples in Clinical Trials  

Dr. Olivier GOLAZ, Emergency Room Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

Dr. Pierre LESCUYER, Clinical Proteomics Laboratory

Private Hospital Lecture Hall 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
13 May 2013 The Role and Responsibilities of a DMSB (Data Safety Monitoring Board) Dr. Victoria ROLLASON, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Private Hospital Lecture Hall 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
23 September 2013 Analysing Orders of Priority  Prof. Thomas PERNEGER, Epidemiologist Private Hospital Lecture Hall 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
7 October 2013 The New Law and Ordinances on Clinical Research Dr. Mirela BARBU, Swissmedic Private Hospital Lecture Hall 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11 November 2013 The Influence of Gold Standard Selections in Assessing New Diagnostic Tests. Example of Syphilis Diagnosis  Dr. Angèle GAYET-AGERON, Senior Resident, Methodological Support Unit Private Hospital Lecture Hall 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
25 November 2013 MOSAR Study: Or How to Manage a European Multicentre Interventional Study to Best Manage MRSA Prof. Stephan HARBARTH, Staff Physician, Infection Control and Prevention Private Hospital Lecture Hall 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
9 December 2013 A New Cantonal Ethics Committee for Clinical Research in Geneva Prof. B. Hirschel, Chair of the Cantonal Ethics Committee on Human Research (CEREH) Private Hospital Lecture Hall 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.