Clinical trials and tropical infectious diseases

Epidemiology and Public Health

This two-week course presents the theoretical and practical bases for designing clinical trials that meet international quality criteria in the field of infectious and tropical diseases.

Practical information

Institut Pasteur
February 17-28, 2020
December 15, 2019
In French


Institut Pasteur Diploma
Doctoral School Module
Credits for Public health Pasteur-CNAM Master

The teaching includes an alternation of classes and tutorials. Topics covered include:

  • clinical trial methodology (superiority and non-inferiority) and pragmatic trials: from trial design to
    results analysis;

  • ethical and regulatory aspects of comparative trials;

  • material conditions of organization and conduct of clinical trials;

  • publication and interpretation of a clinical trial report.

The book: "Clinical Trials - Theory, Practice and Criticism" by G. Bouvenot and M. Vray (4th edition)" will be provided as a course material.

Participants must bring a calculator.

This course is intended for health professionals, students in health professions and researchers working in the field of infectiology.

Applications are evaluated by the Course Committee.


More informations


Gwenaëlle Carn

Unité d’Epidémiologie et de Recherche Clinique

Institut Pasteur de Madagascar


Muriel Vray

Unit of epidemiology of infectious diseases 

Institut Pasteur of Dakar

2 semaines
Members of the Course committee

B. Bazin (Agence nationale de recherche sur le Sida),

G. Carn (Institut Pasteur Madagascar)

A. Fontanet (Institut Pasteur),

M. Lucas-Hourani (Institut Pasteur),

S. Malot (Institut Pasteur),

P. Piola (Institut Pasteur),

V. Ponticelli (Institut Pasteur),

M. Sala (Institut Pasteur),

J.-C. Thalabard (Sorbonne Université),

M. Vray (Institut Pasteur),

H. Waxin (Institut Pasteur).

(certaines conférences peuvent être en anglais)

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