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Workshop: Muthi Clinical Trials Workshop

January 25, 2013 - 18:11 -- MalariaWorld Events

Date: 7-13 February 2013

Location: University of Makerere, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline for applications: 28th October 2012



A second training workshop on clinical trials on herbal medicines will be hosted by the University of Makerere in Kampala, Uganda, from 7th to 13th February 2013, as part of the MUTHI project.

There are 15 places for African researchers. This workshop will be run jointly by facilitators from the University of Oxford, Makerere University, University of the Western Cape, and University of Lausanne. It is intended for African researchers who are involved in, or planning to become involved in, clinical research and development of traditional herbal medicines. It will cover the basics of setting the research question, designing a protocol, conducting a study, analysis and reporting. The full programme is available on the MUTHI website.

Participants will be required to complete some online e-learning modules, read a few articles, and draft a protocol for their clinical study before the course. After the course, mentors will continue to support participants in the development of their protocols, applications for funding and ethical approval, and throughout the course of their research.

Places are free but participants will have to cover their own travel and accommodation while attending the training. As space will be limited, those interested in participating should complete the online application form.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 28th October 2012.

Successful applicants will be notified by mid-November so that they can start the pre-course preparatory work. The MUTHI workshop will be followed by a one-day skills-sharing workshop for researchers already involved in any type of clinical research in East Africa, in any disease area. This will be organized by Global Health Trials:

Registration is also free, but participants will have to cover their travel and
accommodation. Participants at the MUTHI workshop will also be invited to attend this.