(As per the order no. K.M.C/C.M.E./380/2022, dated 13/10/2022)

Note: Please register before 27th October 12.00 Noon to get CME credit hours

Workshop description

  • Research methodology and statistics in clinical research.
  • Understand statistics, its application in research, clinical study & evaluation.
  • Focus on statistical principles for clinical study design, analysis, drug approval, etc.
  • Learning from the best in the field.
  • Experienced faculty & better faculty-student interaction.
  • Will be processed for KMC-CME accreditation.
  • Certification for non-medical candidates.
Registration fees
Rs. 1500/- for Faculty
Rs. 1000/- for MD/MVSc/PhD/MSc students


This continuing medical education is provided by

Immunology & Arthritis Research & Education Trust  (IARET) &
ChanRe Rheumatology And Immunology Center And Research(CRICR)


Oct 29, Saturday: 4pm – 8pm
Oct 30, Sunday: 10am – 2pm
Nov 05, Saturday: 4pm – 8pm

Target audience and activity goal

This training program is intended for medical doctors, MD/MVSc/MSc/PhD students, clinical and life science research scientists who require the knowledge of biostatistics for data management and analysis in clinical and research studies. The program is also suitable for ethical committee members who could apply the knowledge for evaluating project proposals. The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to apply statistical principles in their research activities.


Program director & Workshop Chair
Dr. S. Chandrashekara MD, DNB, DM, Medical Director, ChanRe RICR

Over 20 years of experience in rheumatology & clinical immunology. Immensely contributed to innovative research work on autoimmune diseases with over 100 paper publications. President of Karnataka Rheumatology Association and President Elect of Indian Rheumatology Association, Dr. Chandrashekara’s work encompasses research on disease modelling and statistical analytics.

Dr. KP Suresh,PhD (Biostatistics)

Over 15 years of experience as biostatistics scientist with expertise in Research Methodology, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Disease Modelling, Meta-analysis, Remote sensing & GIS modelling, currently working as Principal Scientist, ICAR-NIVEDI, Bangalore. Prof. P.C. Mahalanobis National Award in Official Statistics, 2022 holder and Stanford University World Ranking top 2% scientists (2019)–Rank (1105), C-Score-3.03

Dr. P. Renuka DCP, DNB NABL Assessor, 

Director & Pathologist ChanRe Diagnostics Laboratory, Bangalore

Over 20 years of experience in clinical pathology. Academic excellence award holder with several International and National indexed publications. Scientific contributions in disease pathology and several immune related abnormalities

Dr. D. Sridaran MD, D.Bact
Chairperson, IEC-ChanRe RICR
Former President & Secretary – Karnataka Chapter of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists

Close to 40 years of experience in medical microbiology as a teacher, administrator, policy maker, and a research guide for PG students, Dr. Sridaran also serves as the Administrator for IARET and Executive Committee Member for the Society of Inflammation Research.

Dr. Ramya G. Rao, Ph. D (Biochemistry)

Consultant, OHAI project (funded by The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
CisGEN Biotech Discoveries Pvt. Ltd.

Over 10 years of experience in research and development and  5 years of experience in biostatistics, hands on experience in research methodology, data analysis, meta- analysis and other statistical models, have published various papers in international and national journals.

Course - overview

Efficacy and safety of medicinal products should be demonstrated by clinical studies which follow guidelines of Good Clinical Practice. The role of statistics in clinical study design and analysis is acknowledged as essential. The proliferation of statistical research in the area of clinical studies and its role in clinical research in the drug approval process and health care in general necessitates a succinct document on statistical issues related to clinical studies.

1. How to write a research questions?

2. Statistical principles in Clinical studies

a) Introduction
b) Background and purpose
c) Scope and direction

3. Considerations for overall clinical study development

a) Development plan
b) Confirmatory study
c) Exploratory study
d) Population
e) Primary and Secondary variables
f) Composite variables
g) Multiple primary variables
h) Surrogate variables
i) Categorized variables

4. Design techniques to avoid bias avoid bias

a) Blinding
b) Randomization

5. Clinical Study Considerations

a) Parallel Group Design
b) Crossover Design
c) Factorial Design
d) Multicentre studies

6. Types of comparisons

a) Studies to show superiority
b) Studies to show Equivalence or non-Inferiority
c) Studies to show Dose-response relationship
d) Group Sequential designs

7. Sample size estimation

8. Data capture and processing

9. Study conduct considerations

a) Study monitoring and interim analysis
b) Changes in inclusion and exclusion criteria
c) Accrual rates
d) Sample size adjustment
e) Interim analysis and early stopping

10. Data analysis considerations

a) Pre specifications of data analysis
b) Analysis sets: Full analysis set, per protocol set and roles
c) Missing values and Outliers
d) Data transformations
e) Estimation, confidence interval and Hypothesis testing
f) Adjustment of significance and confidence interval
g) Sub-setting of data and subgroup analysis
h) Interactions and covariates
i) Integrity of data and computer software validity

11. Role of clinical laboratory in research

12. Evaluation of safety and tolerability

a) Choice of variables and data collections
b) Set of subjects to be evaluated and presentation of data
c) Statistical evaluation
d) Clinical evaluation

13. Reporting

a) Evaluation and reporting
b) Summarize: Efficacy and Safety

14. How to write and evaluate a research report?

15. Ethical issues in clinical research


This program will be processed for accreditation by Karnataka Medical Council for Continuing Medical Education. Once approved, all doctors/ medical practitioners could avail 3 credit points by attending this program live on the said schedule.

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