DTU Trial Manager Elena Villarreal worked in collaboration with three other Trial Managers from the Department of Psychiatry, the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, and the Surgical Interventions Trial Unit to host a landmark careers event on the 23rd January 2019 for non-clinical staff working in clinical trials. The event was generously funded by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and the Thames Valley and South Midlands Clinical Research Network (CRN).
There were over 100 attendees from across the Thames Valley and South Midlands interested in careers in clinical trials, in particular Trial Management. Speakers from both academia and industry gave inspiring talks on their own experiences, as well as advice and tips on building a career in clinical trials.
The event was concluded by a drinks reception with stands from the CRN, Institute of Clinical Research, and Careers Consultants Anything is Possible. Feedback from the day has been overwhelmingly positive, and the group is likely to host another event in 2020.