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CANTRAIN is a unique national educational initiative aimed at developing clinical trial competency in people designing, leading, working or participating in clinical trial research in both academic and private sector settings. Our clinical research competencies are inspired by those of the Multiregional Clinical Trials Joint Task Force (JTF) for Clinical Trial Competency framework. Professional competence is a unique combination of knowledge, skill and attitude and is demonstrated by the ability to perform a complex task with fidelity in a wide variety of contexts.
In the CANTRAIN model, e-learning modules – providing topical content – are enhanced by integrated engagement or experiential activities and access to expert mentorship. The combination of information, engagement and personal guidance is the best way to develop professional competence in learners. CANTRAIN modules are tailored, sequenced, and assembled into programs that build professional competence in learners with different profiles (students, clinical research professionals and trialists) and levels of experience. By doing this, the learners are best able to contribute to clinical trials’ innovation, advancement and growth benefiting the health care system, with an inclusive engagement of the community at-large.
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WELCOMING ORIENTATION LEVEL
Introduction – This content introduces the CANTRAIN educational program and the interactive elements of the platform. Information about the nature, importance and impact of clinical research, and clinical trials more specifically, is provided. You’ll also learn how CANTRAIN can help prepare you to join the clinical research workforce or further develop your existing skills in clinical trial research.
Navigate the CANTRAIN LMS – The CANTRAIN training platform features the Blackboard Learning Management System by Anthology. In this section, you’ll learn how to navigate the CANTRAIN LMS to take full advantage of the sophisticated e-learning tools the system offers.
Regulatory training courses- Research to create new medical interventions for humans is subject to governmental or regulatory oversight to ensure the safety of participants. This regulatory oversight includes the requirement that all clinical researcher and staff involved in the trial have basic training in ethics, Good Clinical Practice and the legal standards of the jurisdiction in which they operate. While the required mandatory training for any given study depends on the study design and the role individuals perform, CANTRAIN offers access to three key courses for a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory standards expected for conducting clinical research trials in Canada:
The CANTRAIN Common Core Foundation is a fundamental (basic or entry level) that comprises eleven courses designed to provide learners of various profiles with a strong knowledge baseline of key concepts in the conduct of clinical trials involving human participants. This is information everyone involved in clinical trials should know and understand, regardless of role. Through this level CANTRAIN modules are tailored, sequenced and assembled in such a way to address the needs for a wide variety of learners (students, clinical research professionals and trialists), selecting optimal content from amongst JTF eight domains and forty-seven competencies.
Curriculum of Common Core Foundation :
Research Phases and Study Designs
Drug Discovery Process
Clinical Research Study Protocol
Patient Engagement in Clinical Research
Clinical Research Team
Good Documentation Practices
Ethics and Informed Consent
Patient Safety and Adverse Events
Data Management in Clinical Research
Study Oversight and Monitoring
MonitoringMentorship – Each course is enriched by access to mentors – subject matter experts in the field. Interactions between learners and mentors will be conducted through the LMS, to enable engagement activities irrespective of location in Canada, at pre-established date and time. Virtual and in-person interactive sessions will enable learners to explore the field more deeply, explore questions of interest to them, explore the latest ideas in clinical trials design and operations. Sessions may include discussion boards, live presentations, webinars, fireside chats, case conferences, virtual office hours and more. Interactions via the LMS will also promote knowledge mobilization and foster engagement between students, clinical research professionals, trialists and community partners.
The New Era of Career Development Unfolds on Monday, November 13, 2023!
CANTRAIN’s team is elated to share a momentous occasion with you – the grand launch of our freshly rebranded Career Development Program (GDP) for Graduate and Postdoc Trainees (GPT) ! Evolving from its roots as the Clinical and Regulatory Affairs Experience Training program at the Desjardins Centre of Advanced Training (C&RA-DCAT) now within CANTRAIN, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), led at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RIMUHC) in Montreal, this transformation signals a significant leap forward.
Charting Our Evolution: The fully virtual program now stands as a dynamic force within the CANTRAIN Stream dedicated for Graduate and Postdoctoral Trainee (GPT), solidifying our commitment to excellence and innovation.
Gathering of Bright Minds: As we eagerly anticipate this milestone, we’re set to welcome a cohort of 27 talented graduate health sciences trainees preselected through a rigorous selection process. These aspiring minds, representing universities across Canada, share a common goal – to develop the skills and knowledge essential for flourishing careers in the industry.
Commencing with Insightful Sessions: Our inaugural webinar on Monday promises an engaging kick-off. Emily Bell, the Stream Leader of the CANTRAIN of GPT, takes the lead with a thought-provoking orientation on careers in the clinical research industry.
Delving into the World of Drug Discovery and Clinical Trials: Following the welcoming orientation, the cohort will attend an presentation on Pre-Clinical Drug Discovery. Dr. Bertrand Jean Claude, a seasoned expert in the field, will guide participants through the intricacies of this captivating domain.
As we stand at the brink of this exciting new chapter, the entire DCAT and CANTRAIN team buzzes with anticipation. A warm welcome is extended to our new trainee cohort, poised to embark on a transformative learning experience with us.
Here’s to knowledge, growth, and the bright futures we’ll shape together!
The next cohort will start in April 2024. Watch for the next registration opportunity.
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