CRC Symposia

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

2019 Program

Room 7A-7-731 / 732- 7th floor - Jura wing - Prévost building - Free entrance

Dates Topics Speaker Room Time
February, 4 Difficulties of clinical
research in sub-Saharan Africa
Dr Eric Comte, Executive Director of Geneva Health Forum Lounge, 7th floor

12.30
13:30

February. 25 Power and size of samples Dre Angèle Gayet-Ageron, responsible for the Methodological Support Unit (UAM) ans Mrs Elise Dupuis-Lozeron, statistician Lounge, 7th floor 12.30
13:30
March, 4 DLCM: a national solution for the preservation and sharing of research data meeting the requirements of the FNS Dr Pierre-Yves Burgi, Director SI adjoint UniGe, Director of Data Life Cycle Management (DLCM and Mr Hugues Cazeaux, Head of UniGe "e-research" and DLCM Operational Director Lounge, 7th floor 12.30
13:30
April, 8 The quality of biological samples Mrs Géraldine Poulain, technician in biomedical analysis, laboratory medicine department, HUG Lounge, 7th floor 12.30
13:30
May, 13 Cognitive biases, errors and questionable research practises Prof Sven Trelle, Director of Bern CTU. Lounge, 7th floor 12.30
13:30
May, 27 The adaptative designs M Julien Sauser, Statistician, Infection Prevention and Control Service Lounge, 7th floor 12.30
13:30
June, 3

The consequences of Thalidomide on clinical research

Prof Bernard Hirschel, President of the cantonal commission of Ethics of Geneva Lounge, 7th floor 12.30
13:30
September,  9

The importance of Clinical trials registratoin and results reporting
Projet ICTRP: english version

Mr Ghassan Karam, MSc Project Manager Internaitonal Clinical Trials Registry platform(ICTRP) Worl Health Organization Lounge, 7th floor 12.30
13:30
October, 7 Satisfaction survey BASEC Prof Bernard Hirschel, President of the cantonal commission of Ethics of Geneva Lounge, 7th floor 12.30
13:30
November, 4 General Consent and biobanks Dre Sonia Carboni, PhD, Responsible for General Consent and Mr Julien Virzi, Center of innovation, Vision 20/20 Lounge, 7th floor 12.30
13:30
Décember, 9 Ionizing Radiation: Radiation Oncology and Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine Dr Nicolas Stritt, Dr phil.nat. Section Head. research facility and nuclear medicine, Federal Department of the Interior DFI, Federal Office of Public Health FOPH Lounge, 7th floor 12.30
13:30

2018 Program

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

Dates Topics Speaker Room Time

February 5 

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.

March, 5. 

 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.

June, 4. 

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.
June, 18 

Confidence Intervals: What Is Their Purpose?

Pauline Brindel,PhysicianChristophe Combescure, PhD

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

October, 6. 

Informed consent Prof Bernard Hirschel, President of the cantonal commission of Ethics of Geneva Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Octobrer 29 Hypothesis testing Mr Christophe Combescure, PhD, Biostatistician, Methodological Support Unit Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
December,
10  
Management of clinical trials by the HUG pharmacyTo be confirmed Mr Laurent Carrez, PhD, Pharmacist, Responsible for clinical trials Lounge, 8th floor 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

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.