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Prestigious clinical research training course goes virtual

26th February 2021

This year’s Robert Turner clinical research training course will be taking place on-line, according to an announcement from the EASD’s postgraduate education committee. The course, named in honour of the late Professor Robert Turner, principal investigator of the ground-breaking United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS), offers young researchers the opportunity to be trained by an outstanding team on the basic requirements for clinical research.

Over the last 15 years, the EASD’s Robert Turner course has gained a distinguished reputation for introducing clinically qualified doctors to research in the fields of diabetes and endocrinology.

This year’s virtual course will take place over four consecutive days, starting 11th May, from 13.00-17.00 Central European Time. Lectures, discussions and group work (all in English) will cover crucial research-related topics, including study design, methodology, statistics, critical analysis and presentation of data.

The deadline for applications is 14th March. It is open to all paid-up members of EASD who have received their highest medical degree no more than 7 years before 1st January 2021.

For more on the course and how to apply, visit the EASD website at