From Molecule to Medicine

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From Molecule to Medicine – An Introduction to Clinical Trials including ICH-GCP


This interactive course is tailored to newcomers to the industry, clinical research personnel with up to 2 years experience, those returning to “the sharp edge” of Clinical Operations and scientists working in related area. This training, which will take place on 27 and 28 November 2019 in Basel, offers a general overview of the drug development process.


Course Objectives

This highly interactive course with a balance of information, workshops, exercises and quizzes offers a general overview of the drug development process.

With this course you will:

  • Understand how drugs are developed and learn in brief about the history and business side of drug development
  • Find out what rules, guidelines and laws are essential, who the key players and what their responsibilities are
  • Learn the top ethical principle and responsibility behind clinical research – protecting the patient
  • Become knowledgeable about the safety aspects and how they are handled in clinical research
  • Learn about clinical trial methodologies used and the key documents involved
  • Know in detail about the activities necessary before the study can start
  • Become familiar with the activities performed during and after the conduct of the clinical study


Course Topics

  • The Drug Development Process
  • Good Clinical Practice / ICH Guidelines / Directives
  • “Who’s Who” in Clinical Research – Roles and Responsibilities
  • Conducting Clinical Trials: pre-, during and post-study activities
  • Clinical Trial Methodology and Design
  • Understanding and Handling of Adverse Events
  • Monitoring of Clinical Studies


Learning Methodology

Interactive sessions with a mix of lecture, case studies to illustrate the theory, exercises to test the knowledge and Q&A.



  • Early Bird Fee: CHF 1’305.00 + 7.7% VAT (valid until: 16.10.2019)
  • Regular Fee: CHF 1’450.00 + 7.7% VAT (valid after: 16.10.2019)
  • 10 % reduction for CTC employees, SwAPP and SBA members

The fee includes course documentation, refreshments, lunch and a course participation certificate


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