EPIPORT Online Training Program for Clinical Research
The EpiPORT Online Training Program for Clinical Research offers 28 learning modules on key aspects of clinical research in epilepsy. It combines 18 modules created by leaders in epilepsy research with 10 modules from the NIH Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR).
A certificate of completion will be provided upon request to individuals who complete all 28 modules with a minimum of 80% score on each post-assessment survey, as tracked with their user account. Completion of 50% of the modules is a prerequisite for the AES EPIPORT Mentorship Program for Clinical Research.
These modules are not accredited for continuing education credits.
This program is a product of the AES Clinical Research Committee with generous support from an educational grant from Eisai Inc.
All AES members have free access to all EPIPORT online learning modules. Go to the online education portal here and use the link in the top right corner of the page to sign in with your myAES credentials.
Non-AES members may access each online module for a modest fee. Or consider joining our community of specialists dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of epilepsy.
Institutions or organizations interested in group access for their professionals should contact AES at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Curriculum Module Number||Topic||Speaker|
|NIH-01||Choosing a Research Question and Implications for Efficient Clinical Trials||John Powers, III, MD|
|NIH-02||Overview of Clinical Study Design||Laura Lee Johnson, PhD|
|NIH-03||Design of Epidemiologic Studies||Laura Lee Johnson, PhD|
|NIH-04||Overview of Hypothesis Testing||Paul Wakim, PhD|
|NIH-05||Sample Size and Power||Laura Lee Johnson, PhD|
|NIH-07||Module I Summary and Study Examples||Laura Lee Johnson, PhD|
|NIH-08||Ethical Principles in Clinical Research||Christine Grady, RN, PhD|
|NIH-09||Institutional Review Boards||Jerry Menikoff, MD, JD|
|NIH-10||Scientific Conduct||James L. Gulley, MD, PhD, FACP|
|AES-1||Grant Writing||Zach Grinspan, MD|
|AES-2||Background and Significance / Literature Reviews||Sue Herman, MD|
|AES-3||Grading the Medical Evidence||David Gloss, MD|
|AES-4||Methods: Selection of Outcome Measures||Frank Gilliam, MD, MPH|
|AES-5||Standards for Epidemiologic Studies in Epilepsy||Allen Hauser, MD|
|AES-6||Methods: Subject selection & confounders||Sheryl Haut, MD|
|AES-7||Statistics: ANOVA & Regression Analyses||Paul S. Horn, PhD|
|AES-8||Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests||Daniel Friedman, MD|
|AES-9||Drug & Device Development||Roger Porter, MD|
|AES-10||Issues in Randomized Control Trial Design for AEDs||Jacqueline French, MD|
|AES-11||Trials of Epilepsy Surgery & Devices||Martha Morrell, MD|
|AES-12||Computational Neuroimaging Research in Epilepsy||William Gaillard, MD|
|AES-13||Comorbidities||Bruce Hermann, PhD|
|AES-14||Ethics of Epilepsy Research||Phillip Pearl, MD|
|AES-15||Writing & Publishing||Robet A. Gross, MD|
|AES-16||Genetics and Genomics||Ruth Ottman, PhD|
|AES-17||Research Administration: CRFs, databases, budgets, and regulations||Sue Herman, MD|
|AES-18||Quality Improvement and Outcomes Research||Anup Patel, MD|
AES Clinical Research Committee 2018 and 2019
Avani Modi, PhD – Chair, September 2018 – 2021, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & University of Cincinnati
Cynthia Harden, MD – former Chair, January – September 2018, formerly with Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
Ravindra Arya, MD, DM, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
William Gallentine, DO, Stanford University & Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Barry E. Gidal, PharmD, RPh, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Daniel Friedman, MD, New York University Langone
Adam L. Hartman, MD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Susan Herman, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess & Harvard Medical School
David W. Loring, PhD, Emory University
Hyunmi Kim, MD, PhD, MPH, Stanford University
Gregory Krauss, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Shalini Narayana, PhD, MBBS, UTHSC College of Medicine & Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Piero Perucca, MD, PhD, FRACP, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Alfred Health, Monash University, Australia