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Program-2019

Workshop participants are required to attend the entire program and must attend all Lecture Sessions. Participants must arrive at the Vail Mountain Marriott Resort no later than 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 (Vail is approximately 2-3 hours from Denver International Airport). The Workshop will begin promptly at 5:00 pm. A closing reception and banquet will be held on Thursday evening, August 1, after the last Workshop assignment is due. Departure is on Friday morning, August 2.


SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019

Shuttles from Denver International Airport (11:30 am-2:00 pm / 12:30 pm-3:00 pm / 1:15 pm-3:45 pm)

Registration (1:30 pm-6:00 pm)

Welcome/Overview (5:00 pm-5:30 pm)

Opening Keynote Lecture (5:20 pm-6:00 pm)

Protocol Development Group Session 1 / Buffet Dinner (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)


SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019

Breakfast (7:00 am-8:00 am)

Lecture Session 1 (8:00 am-9:50 am)

Break (9:50 am-10:05 am)

Lecture Session 2 (10:05 am-12:05 pm)

Protocol Development Group 2 / Lunch (12:15 pm-3:00 pm)

Independent Study Time (3:00 pm-7:30 pm)

Office Hours 1 (Biostatisticians Only) (3:15 pm-6:15 pm)

ASSIGNMENT DUE: PROTOCOL TEMPLATE (7:30 pm)

Dinner (7:30 pm-9:30 pm)


MONDAY, JULY 29, 2019

Breakfast (7:00 am-8:00 am)

Lecture Session 3 (8:00 am-10:00 am)

Break (10:00 am-10:15 am)

Lecture Session 4 (10:15 am-11:45 am)

Protocol Development Group Session 3 / Lunch (11:45 am-3:00 pm)

Office Hours 2: Protocol Related Questions (3:15 pm-5:15 pm)

Independent Study Time / Dinner (3:15 pm-8:15 pm)

ASSIGNMENT DUE: STATISTICAL SECTION (8:15 pm)


TUESDAY, July 30, 2019

Breakfast (7:00 am-8:00 am)

Small Group Discussion Sessions 1-2 (8:00 am-9:00 am)

Small Groups Discussion Sessions 3-4 (9:10 am-10:10 am)

Break / Group Photo (10:10 am-10:30 am)

Small Group Discussion Sessions 5-7 (10:30 am-11:30 am)

Lunch (11:30 am-12:40 pm)

Lecture Session 5 (12:40 pm-1:55 pm)

Protocol Development Group Session 4 (2:00 pm-4:00 pm)

Independent Study Time/Dinner on Own (4:00 pm-8:00 pm)

ASSIGNMENT DUE: PROTOCOL DRAFTS (8:00 pm)


WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019

Breakfast (7:00 am-8:00 am)

Lecture Session 6 (8:00 am-9:40 am)

Break (9:40 am-9:55 am)

Lecture Session 7 (9:55 am-11:20 am)

Lunch (11:30 am-12:30 pm)

Protocol Development Group Session 5 (12:30 pm-2:00 pm)

Office Hours 3 (2:15 pm-4:15 pm)

Independent Study Time/Dinner on own (2:15 pm-8:00 pm)

Optional Networking Session: Women in Academia (5:00 pm-6:00 pm)

ASSIGNMENT DUE: INFORMED CONSENT DOCUMENTS (8:00 pm)


THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2019

Breakfast (7:00 am-8:00 am)

Optional Career Sessions (7:15 am-8:00 am)

Lecture Session 8 (8:00 am-9:30 am)

Break (9:30 am-9:45 am)

Special Guest Lecture (9:45 am-10:30 am)

Protocol Development Group Session 6 (10:30 am-12:00 pm)

Administration of Post-test (12:10 pm-1:10 pm)

Independent Study Time / Lunch (1:10 pm-7:00 pm)

ASSIGNMENT DUE: FINAL PROTOCOLS, INFORMED CONSENT FORMS, and ALL WORKSHOP EVALUATIONS (7:00 pm)

Closing Reception / Banquet / Dance (7:00 pm-11:00 pm)


FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018

Continental Breakfast (5:00 am-8:00 am)

Departure (6:00 am-8:30 am / 7:15 am-9:45 am / 10:00 am-12:30 pm)

Comments from Past Workshop Participants:


"Amazing experience - the most educational and inspiring experience of my residency. Inspiring and brilliant community. Wonderful, kind PDG leaders that guided us throughout the process and helped optimize our study design. The gold standard course for learning about clinical trial design."

"This was the best training experience I ever had. Fantastic mentors and colleagues. I didn't think it was possible to learn so much in less than a week! Thank you all so much!!"

"This was a wonderful opportunity. I never imagine I could get this much done in a week - write a full protocol, get feedback to improve my design and write it again, meet this many people and enjoy the scenery and zip lining at Vail! What I learned here will stay with me for life."

"The conference was spectacular!! I learned a tremendous amount about clinical trial design, and I'm confident that I now have the foundation needed to move forward in my career."

"This is THE best workshop or conference among all that I have ever attended throughout my entire career. Faculties were truly motivating and open to any questions or feedback. Having an opportunity to talk to mentors and other faculties during the office hour or small group sessions changed my view of career development."

"This was one of the best experiences of my entire residency training and I would recommend this course to any young faculty member or trainee."