Spring/Summer Phase (April 1 to August 1, 2017):
Small groups will run from April to August 2017. Each small group will have two faculty and four trainees. Small group meetings will each be approximately 90 minutes and will be scheduled twice monthly using video teleconference and a web-based slide sharing site. Trainees will spend at least 2-3 hours per week working on assignments, reviewing course material, participating in small group meetings by teleconference, and attending webinars remotely.
Residential course (August 7 to August 11, 2017):
Trainees will be expected to arrive at the in-person residential course with a preliminary clinical trial protocol and informed consent document (developed during small groups). CTMC 2017 trainees must arrange to be in Iowa City for the entire week and be free from clinical, teaching, and other professional responsibilities to allow for the refinement and finalization of their protocols. The residential course will start with a dinner reception on the evening of August 7. Lectures will begin at 8AM and end at 5:30PM on August 8 - 10. There will be small group activities in the evenings of August 8 and 10; and a networking dinner on August 9. The course will run 8AM - 12:30PM on August 11.
Additional support during the residential course is provided by the American Academy of Neurology.
Summer/Fall Phase (August 22 - November, 2017):
Small groups will run from August to November 2017. Trainees will spend a significant amount of time refining their trial protocol and grant proposal, and preparing for the Mock Study Section which will be held in October or November 2017. Again, trainees will need to spend at least 2-3 hours per week working on assignments, reviewing course material, participating in small group meetings by teleconference, and attending webinars remotely. The intention is that this time after the residential course will be similar to what would already be needed in terms of preparing a trial protocol/grant proposal, but will be enhanced by the mentorship and structure of this course.