CTU Bern


Znüni Talk @ Inselspital

Der nächste Znüni Talk steht bevor.
Zielpublikum: Study-Nurses, Studienkoordinator:innen, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeitende und Clinical Research Coordinators aus dem Inselspital

13.06.2023 «Patient and Public Involvement in der klinischen Forschung»
Referentinnen: Tamara Kohler, PPI Project Manager, Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO) / Sarah Berner, PPI Project Officer, Department of Clinical Research (DCR)
09:00 Uhr bis 10:00 Uhr, Kinderklinik A, Kursraum 1, Inselspital
Anmeldung: bis 9. Juni 2023 unter: studytalk@insel.ch

ELAN trial shows: early initiation of treatment with blood thinners after stroke is safe and possibly more effective

26.05.2023 – The international randomized ELAN trial aimed at estimating the effect of early initiation

as compared with late initiation of anticoagulation in patients suffering from ischemic stroke with atrial fibrillation. Results have now been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and question recommendations in current guidelines. Click here to read more.

DCR Medical Grant Writing Program for Clinicians

03.05.2023 – The Department of Clinical Research is offering a Medical Grant Writing Program for Clinicians who would like to enhance their skills regarding applications for grant funding for clinical research projects.

Registration is open until May 19th. Application decisions can be expected by May 23rd.
For more information please see attached flyer and go to: https://www.dcr.unibe.ch/events/dcr_medical_grant_writing_program_for_clinicians/index_eng.html.

CAS Clinical Reserach Coordinator

03.05.2023 – Register now for the CAS Clinical Research Coordinator which will start in August 2023. Click here to read more.

Day of Clinical Research – Save the Date!

17.03.2023 – The Day of Clinical Research will take place in the week of Clincial Research and is organized by the Department of Clinical Research (DCR).

  Thursday, 7 December 2023, 12.00-18.00
  Langhans Auditorium, Inselspital, Bern

Please find more information about the workshops and keynote speakers in the flyer below.

New members of staff: Kristina and Lotte

10.03.2023 – We are pleased to welcome Kristina Stojkov as a new staff member at CTU Bern. Kristina has completed the CAS in Clinical Research.

During the past 6 years in Switzerland, she has been working at the Inselspital, department of Hematology, as a clinical research coordinator and clinical trial manager. She is now delighted to be part of the Clinical Study Management division of CTU Bern. Welcome Kristina!

We are also pleased to welcome Lotte May Heida as a new staff member at CTU Bern. Lotte will be the new personal assistant of Sven Trelle and additionally will support the whole CTU team with various administrative tasks.

Previously, she has been working as a consular officer at the Embassy of the Netherlands or more recently in the administration of the Swiss Opera Studio of the Bern University of the Arts. Additionally, she is trained as a dance teacher and is currently teaching ballet classes at TanzAtelierZug in Zug. Welcome Lotte!

New study questions standard therapy for preventing kidney stones

06.03.2023 – Kidney stones are a common condition, about 10% of the population is affected. Diuretic drugs from the class of thiazide diuretics have been considered as the treatment of choice for the prevention of kidney stone recurrence for decades.

A new study now published in the journal The New England Journal of Medicine calls this therapy into question. CTU Bern was involved in the planning, data management, monitoring, project management and statistical analyses of the trial. For more information click here.

Weiterbildungskurs klinische Studien: Grundlagen Qualitätsmanagement

02.03.2023 – Register now for this training course, which will be held in German on 12 September 2023. Click here to read more.

CTU Newsletter Februar 2023

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-  Nächste Kurstermine

New members of staff: Anna and Flurina

20.02.2023 – We are pleased to welcome Anna Glenck as a new staff member at CTU Bern. Anna has a medical background and specialized in radiology at the Cancer Research Institute in Moscow.

After moving to Switzerland and maternity leave, she started working as a data manager at the Childhood Cancer Registry of the ISPM in Bern, where she was involved in the epidemiological oncology research. Having completed the CAS Clinical Research Coordinator course, she is delighted to be joining the CTU team and to be involved in clinical research now. Welcome Anna!

We are also pleased to welcome Flurina Jenal as a new member of staff here at CTU Bern. Flurina has a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences with a specialization in Movement Sciences (University of Zurich). After graduation, she worked as a project manager and was responsible for running analysis in Zurich.

Besides her interests in biomedical processes and exercise physiology, she is happy to deepen her clinical knowledge and improve her skills in medical research at the CTU Bern. Welcome Flurina!

Work Shadowing at DCR - fully booked

09.02.2023 – Twice a year, in spring and autumn, the Department of Clinical Research (DCR) offers a five-day work shadowing.

During these five days, participants gain an insight into Data Management, Monitoring, Statistics, Clinical Study Management, Quality Management and the work of the Clinical Investigation Unit. The offer is primarily aimed at people who have to complete an internship as part of their CAS course (e.g. CAS Clinical Research or CAS in Clinical Trial Management). The next work shadowing will take place from 27 to 31 March 2023, where two places are still available. If you are interested, please contact info@ctu.unibe.ch

Study published on the effect of antimicrobial treatment duration

01.02.2023 – A new study from Switzerland investigated the effect of antimicrobial treatment duration on in-hospital mortality in critically ill patients.

There was no evidence for a survival difference between patients who received a shorter treatment (<10 days) vs a longer treatment (more than 10 days). The study used retrospective data from two tertiary care intensive care units in Switzerland (Inselspital Bern and CHUV Lausanne). CTU Bern was involved in the statistical analysis of the study. More information can be found here.

New member of staff: Julia-Malaika

10.01.2023 – We are pleased to welcome Julia-Malaika Maier as a new staff member at CTU Bern. Julia-Malaika has a background in biology and has specialised in immunology during her master thesis at the University of Konstanz and her PhD at the University of Lausanne.

After working in fundamental research, she wanted to have a more direct impact on clinical research and had the opportunity to gain first experiences in the conduct of clinical research as a study coordinator at the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV). Now she will support clinical research as a monitor of our Monitoring team. Welcome Julia-Malaika!

Nadine Uebersax is a trained lab technician with a master’s in biomedical sciences from the University of Bern. After her studies, she worked in gene therapy at the University of Zurich and then in the field of protein engineering at a small innovative start-up. She will be joining the monitoring team.