Central Florida: Effectively Engaging Pediatric Patients and Families in Clinical Trials

When:  Feb 22, 2018 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  ACRP Central Florida Chapter

Effectively Engaging Pediatric Patients and Families in Clinical Trials

Speaker: Kathy Bohannon and Meghan Gwara

Program Agenda:
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm – Registration & Dinner (Light Dinner & Networking)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Presentation (including Q&A and Closing)
Registration Cost:
  • $0 Chapter/ACRP members
  • $5 Non-members
Program Description:
It is important to engage pediatric patients and families during the planning of pediatric trials to ensure that studies are appropriately designed, balancing the regulatory requirements for adequate data with the impact of trial participation upon the patient and family. Common risks to clinical trials, slow enrollment, and lack of compliance and poor retention can be mitigated with study planning that incorporates feedback from pediatric patients and families. Why do patients provide assent and parents give permission for clinical trial participation? What concerns do parents have about clinical trials and what types of questions do they need answered? How do we best provide information to patients and families about the clinical research and the specific clinical trial? Questions such as these should be considered and addressed during study planning stages.

Upon completion of this Webinar, attendees should be able to:
  • Understand the value that pediatric patients and families can bring to the pediatric trial planning process.
  • Identify best practices in engaging pediatric patients and families.
  • Identify pertinent topics to discuss with pediatric patients and families during the study planning process.
Speaker Kathy Bohannon has over 20 years diverse pharmaceutical research and development experience within pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations, including phase I-IV clinical research, laboratory research and development, US and global project management, alliance management, and direct sales and marketing. Speaker Meghan Gwara began working as the Coordinator for iCAN in June, 2016.

Target Audience: Research Coordinator, Research Nurse, Manager of Clinical Trial Operations, Investigator, Monitor/CRA, Patient Recruiter

Contact hours: 1.0 Contact Hour has been approved through ACRP. Membership is not required for online registration of contact hours.

To receive contact hours: Purchase the contact hours, sign in at the registration desk, and attend the program. Log onto the ACRP website then “ACRP Learning Portal” to complete the evaluation no later than 30 days following the event and obtain the online certificate.

Contact Hour Costs:
  • $0 Chapter Members
  • $15 ACRP Members
  • $30 Non-Members
Refund Policy: There are no refunds unless the program is cancelled by the chapter before the start of the program.

Level: Basic

Please contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns CFLACRP@gmail.com.

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UCF Burnett Biomedical Science Building
6900 Lake Nona Boulevard
Conference Room: 103
Orlando, FL 32827
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