PSI Webinar: Master protocols - theory, application and regulatory considerations
For this webinar, PSI brings together experts on master protocols from the pharmaceutical industry, academia, and regulatory agencies.
We regularly attend and run events so that students can get a taster of being a statistician in medical research. We have been working to grow our own event, Maths Meets Medicine. Maths Meets Medicine is a whole day of activities aimed at Key Stage (KS) 3 students hosted at a university, which varies each year. We are always keen to be involved in larger STEM or careers events for school students as well as running our own events. Find out more about our recent events below.
PSI volunteers ran a mini clinical trial game at their stand as part of the Bucks Skills Show. The event featured stands from over 100 organisations and attracted over 2,000 11-19 year olds across two days. Visitors to the stand played the role of asthma patients and were randomised to either placebo or a new drug, Breatheazy. Students had to blow into a Peak Flow Meter (adapted to give lower scores for placebo) and their data was analysed in an app. Students used various plots and statistics in the app to decide whether the new drug appeared effective or not.
Lots of students really engaged with the activity and enjoyed finding out more about our industry and the statistical profession. Parents were equally pleased to find out about a career where maths and statistics are applied. We hope to be attending more careers fairs soon.
If you would like to run any of the workshops used at these events yourself, please visit our Classroom Workshop page for full instructions and resources.