Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop


During this intensive six-day workshop, you will acquire the tools and expertise to develop protocols for clinical evaluation of imaging modalities and become a funded principal investigator for imaging clinical trials. A dynamic and experienced faculty will prepare participants for the workshop and lead them in didactic sessions, one-on-one mentoring, small group discussion sessions, self-study and individual protocol development. 

Proposed topics

  • Principles of clinical study design
  • Statistical methods for imaging studies
  • Taxonomy of imaging trials
  • Introduction to cost effectiveness analysis 
  • FDA regulation of imaging modalities
  • Approach to trial design in the era of big data 

Applicant criteria

Applicants will undergo a rigorous selection process. Successful applicants are:

  • MD and PhD investigators who are junior faculty members in radiology, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine departments. Mid-career faculty and fellows may also be considered.
  • Familiar with the basic concepts and techniques of statistics and study design.
  • In or plan to enter a career track that will permit them to be a principal investigator on a clinical trial.

Accreditation and CME credit statement

The RSNA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This live activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Jan. 11-17, 2020 


Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, Coronado, California

Department support

Please note that trainees will require the support of their Department, including:

  • Time off to attend the workshop.
  • Financial support necessary for the candidate to attend the workshop (hotel, transportation and some meals). Participants must stay onsite at the Marriott Resort in Coronado, CA; a special room rate will be available.
  • A commitment to make every reasonable effort to enable the candidate to conduct a clinical trial based on the protocol produced at the workshop.
  • A commitment to participate in the long-term evaluation of the workshop by reporting funding outcomes and by responding to questionnaires that may be submitted by the organizers.

Application process

Deadline: July 1, 2019.