American Society of Hematology

Clinical Research Training Institute in Latin America

The application deadline has now passed.

This program is intended for fellows and early to mid-career hematology faculty working in Latin American countries who are engaged in clinical research and training who wish to become more familiar with clinical trial design and execution.

The two day CRTI–LA program is composed of didactic sessions in the morning and small group sessions in the afternoon. The purpose of the didactic sessions is to introduce the participants to the fundamentals of clinical trial design and topics, such as the importance of good mentoring, developing clinical research questions, biostatistics, searching and literature, overview of the trial designs, what is needed to start clinical research, and how to write an abstract and manuscript for publication. The small group breakouts will allow faculty and participants to interact and discuss potential projects. This format promotes peer-review among participants and includes one-on-one faculty and participant sessions, which will allow each participant individual time with members of the faculty.

There is no fee to apply to the program. ASH will provide accepted participants with free housing and up to $1,000 in travel support. Additional expenses are the responsibility of the participant and/or participants' institution. All applications will be reviewed by a study section and the top 15-20 qualified candidates will be selected to attend.

The CRTI-LA program will be held the two days prior to the Highlight of ASH (HOA) in Latin America program on April 7-8, 2017.

Overview

  • Apply online by January 17, 2017.
  • Course date and location: April 5-6, 2017 in Uruguay.
  • There is no fee to register.
  • ASH will provide accepted participants with free housing and up to $1,000 in travel support.
  • This program is intended for fellows and early to mid-career hematology faculty working in Latin American countries.
  • A completed protocol is not required to be accepted.
  • Applicants must be Fluent in English.
  • Didactic sessions on the fundamentals of clinical trial design and topics include:
    • The Clinical Research Question
    • The Importance of Good Mentorship
    • An Overview of Trial Design and What you Need to Start your Research
    • Introduction to Biostatistics with Workshop
    • Searching the Literature
    • How to Write an Abstract and Manuscript for Publication
    • Conducting Research in Latin America – Grants, Tips for Success and Introduction to Collaboration
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Timeline

Application DueJanuary 17, 2017
CRTI in Latin America CourseApril 5 - 6, 2017
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Eligibility

Applicants must:

  1. Be a clinician (medical doctor, nurse, psychologist, etc.) with a clinical practice in benign or malignant hematology.
    1. A clinical practice exclusively in solid tumors is not appropriate.
    2. Research interests focused exclusively on laboratory based research are not appropriate.
  2. Be fluent in written and spoken English.
  3. Be a fellow or have a current faculty appointment within 15 years from the first faculty appointment in a division or department of hematology or oncology in Latin America.
  4. Physicians from the following countries are eligible to attend CRTI-LA:
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Bolivia
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Dominican Republic
    • Ecuador
    • El Salvador
    • Guatemala
    • Honduras
    • Mexico
    • Nicaragua
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Uruguay
    • Venezuela
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Application Requirements

  • The 2016 applications must be submitted electronically through the online awards module by 11:59 pm, US Pacific Time, January 17, 2017.
  • Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
  • All applications MUST include the required documents listed below and be submitted through the ASH online application site.
    1. Applicant’s research question (a complete protocol is not required to apply or be accepted to CRTI-LA)
    2. Applicant’s curriculum vitae (maximum 5 pages) that includes the applicant’s complete contact information, description of the applicant’s present faculty position (including title of the position and major responsibilities), prior training in clinical research (if any), publications, list of trainees the applicant has mentored and their current position (if any), and any other relevant information specific to the applicant’s career in clinical research.
    3. Applicant’s goals for attendance (one to two paragraphs). The applicant should state how attendance at CRTI will enhance their career.

An email from ASH will be sent to the applicant within one business day of receiving the application to confirm receipt. If an email is not received, the applicant should notify ASH staff immediately. Failure to notify ASH could result in the application not being reviewed.

Any submission that does not follow the application requirements, is not formatted correctly, is lacking information, has incorrect information, or is lacking required documents may be deemed ineligible and may not be reviewed by the study section. There will be no appeals or consideration for additional or further review once an application has been determined to be ineligible.

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Selection Criteria

All eligible applications will be reviewed by a study section. The selection criteria include:

  1. Meet application eligibility requirements.
  2. Demonstrate the potential to develop and sustain an investigator-initiated clinical research career in hematology. This will be adjudicated based upon the CV and goals for attendance.
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Award Terms

  • Selected participants must agree to attend both days of the program.
  • Those selected will be responsible for making arrangements with their institution to attend CRTI-LA
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Curriculum

Tuesday, April 4

7:00 p.m. Joint Advanced CRTI-LA and CRTI-LA Reception (7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

Career Retrospective: Establishing a clinical research career in Latin America and the development of the I-CAL network
Eduardo M Rego, MD. Medical School of Ribeirao Preto, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil

Wednesday, April 5

8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Introductions

Joseph Mikhael MD, MEd, Mayo Clinic, Scottsville, AZ, USA
Lillian Sung, MD, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
8:15 a.m. The Clinical Research Question

Ruben Mesa, MD, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
9:00 a.m.The Importance of Good Mentorship

Eduardo M Rego, MD. Medical School of Ribeirao Preto, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
9:30 a.m.Overview of Trial Designs and What you Need to Start your Research

Stephen Ansell, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m. Introduction to Biostatistics with Workshop

George Tomlinson, PhD, MSc, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sarah Vesely, PhD, University of Oklahoma, OK, USA
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Small Groups
4:00 p.m. One-on-one faculty and participant sessions
6:00 p.m. Adjourn
7:30 p.m. Dinner

Thursday, April 6

8:00 a.m. Searching the Literature

Elizabeth Uleryk, E.M. Uleryk Consulting, Toronto, ON, Canada
9:00 a.m.How to use Bibliographic Software with Workshop

Elizabeth Uleryk, E.M. Uleryk Consulting, Toronto, ON, Canada
10:00 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.How to Write an Abstract and Manuscript for Publication

Selina Luger, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.Small Groups
4:00 p.m. Conducting Research in Latin America Grants, Tips for Success and Introduction to Collaboration

Eloisa Riva, MD, Hospital de Clinicas Av. Italia sn, Montevideo, Uruguay
Natalia Schutz, MD, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5:00 pmWrap up
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Questions

Questions regarding the Clinical Research Training Institute in Latin America should be directed to the ASH Training Department at training@hematology.org.

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