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Season 1 Episode 7: Exploring Pilot and Feasibility Studies with Dr. Lehana Thabane

Updated: May 30, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Bradley Johnston, Matt Miller, and Dr. Lehana Thabane cover:

  • Dr. Lehana Thabane, McMaster University

  • Pilot and Feasibility Studies

  • Improving the efficiency of trials using innovative pilot designs: the next phase in the conduct and reporting of pilot and feasibility studies

  • Defining Feasibility and Pilot Studies in Preparation for Randomised Controlled Trials: Development of a Conceptual Framework

  • BMC Pilot Trials Journal

  • BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies Editors in Chief

  • Challenging the status quo as McMaster trainees

  • Other programs with Masters or PhDs in clinical epidemiology

  • Ubuntu – “you are because I am, I am because you are”

  • The importance of time management in the field

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