COMSTECH & Maroof International Hospital

International Training in Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs)

September 23 – 24, 2021

Venue: COMSTECH Auditorium Islamabad, 33 Constitution Ave, G-5/2 G-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

Duration & Timings:

Thursday September 23rd, 2021 to Friday September 24th, 2021


Hybrid i.e. Face to face session at COMSTECH Secretariat/Zoom based interactive discussions.
Limited physical Participation is only for residents of Rawalpindi and Islamabad or any other who can arrange their accommodation and transport.

Learning objectives

Through a case-based learning approach:

  • Highlighting the importance of ethical practices
  • Illustrating the concepts of internal & external validity
  • Enabling participants to employ descriptive & inferential statistics
  • Equipping the participants with analytical skills for critical appraisal
  • Tooling participants with steps of proposal writing and budgeting


  1. Equipoise and ethics
  2. Formulating a research question
  3. Inclusion and exclusion criteria, primary and secondary outcome measures
  4. Randomization techniques & pitfalls
  5. Blinding and allocation concealment
  6. Sample size calculation
  7. Inferential statistics
  8. CONSORT statement for conducting & reporting of RCTs
  9. Proposal writing & budgeting
  10. Critical appraisal and applicability to practice

Target Audience:

Physicians, Medical students, nurses, pharmacists, biologist & allied health care research professionals


Pl. register at Candidates will be updated about their registration request through their email.

MUST: Use the following link to download reference material including the required case-based study articles:

Flyer : click here
Technical Program : click here

Course Director:

Prof. K. H. Mujtaba Quadri
Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine & Nephrology
Certified: Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (Harvard),
Chair Research and Head of Nephrology

Lead Facilitators:

  1. Prof. Mobeen Iqbal
    (MBBS, Diplomate American Board of IM, Pulmonary and Critical Care, MHPE (Keele), Certified: Quantitative Research Methodology (Harvard), MIH Islamabad
  2. Dr. Waqar Hafeez
    (MBBS, Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, CCRP), MIH Islamabad
  3. Dr. Shamail Anwar
    (MBBS, FCPS (OBGYN), CCRP), MIH Islamabad
  4. Dr. Ammad Fahim
    (MBBS, PhD, CCRP), MIH Islamabad
  5. Dr. Imad ud din Saqib
    (MBBS, CCRP), MIH Islamabad
  6. Ms. Kholood Janjua
    (Pharm-D, MS. Bio-Medical Sciences, Diplomate American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, CCRP), NUST Islamabad
  7. Dr. Rehma Gilani
    (MBBS, MPH, Certified: Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (Harvard), NUMS Rawalpindi
  8. Ms. Maham Zahid
    (Pharm-D, MPH, Certified: Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (Harvard), NUMS Rawalpindi

Course Coordinators:

  • Ms. Khazima Muazim, COMSTECH Islamabad
  • Syed Mufasser Shah, MIH Islamabad


Ms. Khazima Muazim (Program Manager, COMSTECH):
Address: COMSTECH Secretariat, 33-Constitution Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabad 
Phone No. : 92 51 9220681-3
Email: ;

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