The 2018 Design and Statistical Analysis of Clinical Studies Training Program was successfully held

The 2018 Design and Statistical Analysis of Clinical Studies Training Program, organized by the Heart Health Research Center (hereafter abbreviated as HHRC), was successfully held in Beijing on September 17 2018. Over 40 doctors, trainees and medical practitioners, from 16 hospitals and medical research organizations from across the country completed the two-day training course with an empty cup mentality. 

As a collaborative initiative developed by The George Institute for Global Health and CardioUnion, HHRC aims to conduct high-level clinical researches on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, provide research evidence for clinical practice on important clinical issues, collect basic data for medical policy evaluation and formulation, and provide training in research methods, data analysis and technical report writing.

Many well-known cardiologists, statistical experts and experts in health economics and process evaluation from Beijing Anzhen Hospital, the University of New South Wales in Sydney, University of Leicester in the UK, Fukuoka University in Japan, and University of Pennsylvania in the US, were invited to this training as faculty members to share their experience and expertise with trainees.

In contrast to conventional, didactic, crammed lecturing style of teaching, this training course was student-oriented, interactive and focused on solving problems encountered by the trainees in their practical research including the analyses and publishing of their work. With research design and statistical analysis as a focus, the training combined theoretical knowledge teaching with on-site questions and answers. Considering the frontier development at home and abroad with multi-angle teaching, the training was intended to help the trainees understand the basic principles of research design and implementation, as well as basic and advanced analysis of data, in order to develop a deeper understanding of conducting and assessing research through practical exercises and discussions.

Dr. Zhu Bin, a chief physician from Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine said,

“The design of this training course was very practical. The lectures helped me develop a better understanding of research design and sample analysis. And I will pay more attention to the details of the clinical trial protocol. 


In China, we have abundant patient resources, and clinical research methods are the most practical utility for publishing.”

Dr Wu Yujia from Peking University Hospital of Stomatology, said,

“In addition to teaching specialized knowledge, the lecturers listened to the research difficulties we encountered in our everyday practical work, giving us good advice, which was very helpful in understanding the training contents.”

HHRC will continue to work together with domestic and foreign experts to make unremitting efforts, to jointly strengthen China's clinical research capabilities in the field of cardiovascular diseases, and help improve the health of people worldwide.