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|ECReCo - European Clinical Research Course|
Most clinical physicians are not taught basic research skills as part of their academic studies. They do not learn how to translate clinical observations into research questions, develop questions into viable research projects, compete for clinical research grants or write coherent reports and concise abstracts. It is vital that these basic research skills are passed on to a new generation of clinician/researchers.
The European AIDS Clinical Society completed the 2nd ECReCo - European Clinical Research Course designed to address these concerns, in Aix-en-Provence, France, September 9-11, 2012 right after the 10th Advanced HIV Course.
The course was both theoretical and practical with lectures and discussions, practical activities and team building exercises. Research-experienced faculty provided training and guidance. It consisted of 4 statisticians and 4 clinicians. The process enabled the 27 selected medical doctors from 23 different countries to understand and execute basic elements of effective research.
The 'ECReCo' is designated for a maximum of 17 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. EACCME credits are recognized by the American Medical Association towards the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACCME credit to AMA PRA category 1 credit, contact the AMA.
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