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The AATS Clinical Trials Methods Course provides an intensive and interactive training program for cardiothoracic surgeons across all subspecialties (adult cardiac, congenital, and thoracic) to acquire the critical skills required in effective clinical trial design and implementation. This course is particularly suited to help professionals who are considering applying for clinical trial funding to better understand the complex nature of preparing and submitting clinical trial proposals.

ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relevant relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies to disclose unless listed here. All relevant relationships have been mitigated according to ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

Commercial Support Disclosure

The AATS received commercial support from:

Desired Learning Outcomes

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Gain the necessary skillset for setting up and lead a successful clinical trials program at their institution;
  • Learn statistical methodology, finances, and administrative skills for a running viable clinical trials program;
  • Examine the complexities of the study section review process and asses / interpret clinical trials and current areas of focus at both the institution and government level;
  • Design their own clinical trial proposal.