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Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit

Current Developments in Cluster Randomised Trials and Stepped Wedge Designs

The 2021 conference will take place on 15-17 November 2021.  This will be the 7th iteration of this event and the conference will be held online.  See below for registration information. Please download a copy of the conference flyer Current Developments in CRT SWD 2021 [PDF 682KB]

2021 Conference

Conference dates: 15-17 November 2021
Conference delivery: Online (via Zoom) 

This annual conference consists of a series of presentations, rapid fire short talks and discussions about recent developments in the design, analysis, and reporting of cluster randomised and stepped wedge trials. 

Invited speakers
  • Laura Balzer, PhD; Assistant Professor, School of Public Health & Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)
  • Fan Li, PhD; Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health (USA)
  • Professor Richard Hayes, BSc MSc DSc FMedSci; Faculty of Epidemiology & Public Health/Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Honorary speaker: Sally Kerry; QMUL on Lighthouses and shipwrecks; a journey through cluster randomised trials

Full programme

The full programme will be published soon. To review the programme from the 2019 conference please visit QMUL's Cluster Randomised Trials Page. 

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Conference Fee

Fee 2021


Lower middle income countries attendee




To pay for your place by invoice, please contact the Courses and Events Team

If you are a member of PCTU or QMUL staff who wishes to attend the conference, please contact the Courses and Events Team

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