WORKSHOP - “In Scientists We Trust. Or Should We?” - critical approach to randomised controlled clinical trials

Scientific program 16.04.2023.

Dear CROSS friends,


the time has come for us to announce our final workshop for this year’s summit!


In Scientists We Trust. Or Should We?” is a workshop designed by Professor Vladimir Trkulja, MD, PhD, in which he will interactively go through basic science and research principles regarding complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. Through discussion and examples, students will learn more about critical thinking and whether they can trust all published randomised controlled clinical trials in this area.


Professor Vladimir Trkulja, MD, PhD, is a full-time professor of pharmacology at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. He graduated from the School of Medicine in Zagreb. After completing his internship as a doctor, he participated in the Croatian Army Medical Corps from 1991 to 1994. He was then employed at the Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. In 1995, he received his master's degree, and in 1997, his doctorate. He is an editor and reviewer in numerous scientific publications and the author or co-author of over a hundred professional papers. He gained experience in the areas of drug development and regulation, evaluation of therapeutic interventions, pharmacokinetics, and systematic reviews/meta-analyses at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Havana, Cuba), Baxter Healthcare International Renal Division (Chicago, USA), Serum Institute (Pune, India), Fumedica GmbH (Herne, Germany), Genera (Zagreb, Croatia), Hindustan Antibiotics (Pune, India), Elanex Pharma (Seattle, USA).

Join this workshop and learn how to critically approach every randomised controlled clinical trial you are going to read!


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