Thursday, April 4, 2013

Partnerships Session Spotlight: Optimal Study Design to Propel Recruitment and Retention in Pediatric Studies

Recently the Akron Children's Hospital took the initiative to improve the access and awareness of clinical trials for children and young adults who suffer from brain tumors. They brought in Dr. Sarah Zieber Rush, a pediatric neuro-oncologist, to front a Children's Brain Tumor Clinic. This new clinic houses oncologists as well as pediatric neurosurgery, neurology, neuropsychology with making the hospital a go-to for those who are suffering from brain tumors.  This will allow the hospital to become a key place to become aware of clinical trials.  Read more at the Akron Beacon Journal. This is one unique way to create awareness and drive pediatric patients to clinical trials, what are others? Michael Spigarelli of the University of Utah will be joining us this month at Partnerships in Clinical Trails to discuss other ways to get the attention of pediatric patients and increase clinical trial enrollment..

Partnerships in Clinical Trials will take place April 21-24 in Orlando, Florida.  For more information on this session and the rest of the program, download the agenda.  If you'd like to join us, as a reader of this blog, when you register to join us and mention code XP1800BLOG to save 15% off the standard rate!  

Featured Session: Optimal Study Design to Propel Recruitment and Retention in Pediatric Studies

Featured Speaker: Michael G. Spigarelli, Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah

About the session: When a protocol design poses additional recruitment barriers, such as pediatric studies, it’s that much more important that all recruitment efforts be carefully planned with a patient-centric initiative from the start. This case study session focuses on optimal trial design to avoid amendments, understanding patient populations and leveraging external resources to propel patient recruitment & engagement.




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