I learnt about
- the clinical trial cycle, abbreviations related to pharmaceuticals (given I come from medical device industry this was new), and budgeting / timesheets / forecasting – Same agenda / timeframe of closeout meeting.
- Strategies for moderating effective Lessons Learned meetings
- Unanticipated trial closure procedure (e.g. study stopped for unethical reasons, unblinding procedure, extent to which CPM is involved)
- Division of tasks that CPM should NOT do
Small group size – Interactive style.
Finally, all the questions were answered and the Trainer constantly clarified understanding of abbreviations, so you never felt silly to ask.