PC 10: Young Investigators pre-course on Research

Course Directors

  • Said Laribi (France)


  • Zerrin Defne Dundar (Turkey)
  • Luis Garcia-Castrillo (Spain)
  • Mehmet A. Karamercan (Turkey)
  • Martin Mockel (Germany)
  • Anna Slagman (Germany)



Maximum number : 20
EM residents and young EM researchers


Course description & Objectives:

Welcome to this training course on research for young EM residents and fellows. Our goal is to develop a common understanding and language for developing and implementing research in the field of Emergency Medicine. This course will increase your knowledge of current best practices, improve your skills and offer practical applications that will benefit you and your organization. Take advantage of being part of the enthusiastic community of EM researchers. We look forward to meeting you in Prague!



Saturday October 12th

09:00-09:15 Opening remarks and Faculty introduction  
09:15-10:00 How to identify a research question? Mehmet Karamercan

Ethical and regulatory rules, practical situations

Said Laribi


Coffee Break


Different types of studies

  1. Observational studies Said Laribi
  2. Data collection in the ED Anna Slagman
  3. Secondary data analysis Anna Slagman
12:30-13:30 Lunch  
13:30-14:30 Different types of studies  
  1. Diagnostic evaluation Luis Garcia-Castrillo
  2. Tips and tricks on literature search Martin Mockel
14:30-15:30 Which statistical tests to use? Zerrin Defne Dubdar
  1. Differentiate qualitative from quantitative variables   
  2. Determine risk of errors  
  3. Parametric or non-parametric?  
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break  
16:00-16:30 Tips to publish your research and scientific writing Martin Mockel
16:30-17:00 Discussion between attendees and faculty members and Conclusions