Greater Charlotte: The Influence of ‘Hope’ on Oncology Research Participants

When:  Oct 11, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  ACRP Greater Charlotte Chapter

The Influence of ‘Hope’ on Oncology Research Participants and the Protection of Human Subjects

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Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Location: Campus of CMC-Main, Medical Education Building
1000 Blyth Blvd. 4th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28203


  • Felix Gyi, PharmD, MBA, CIP, RAC
  • Greg Koski, MD, PhD
  • Ernest Prentice, PhD
  • Linda Strause, PhD

Registration Cost: Free and open for all to attend.

Program Agenda:

  • 5:15 – 5:30 pm – Registration & Networking
  • 5:30 – 7:00 pm – Educational Presentation

Program Description:

You have just been diagnosed with late-stage cancer and life will never be the same. The journey begins as you try to decide between standard of care and clinical trials. Can you imagine yourself a clinical research participant? Do you "hope" for a cure; hope that you will be the one on the "right side of the curve"? These and other patient-oriented questions will be discussed by a panel of experts. Discussion will focus on the impact these issues have on trials recruitment, retention and compliance efforts. The panel members will explore the "white coat syndrome" - therapeutic misconception when the physician and investigator role is played by one individual.

Panel members will evaluate the investigator's responsibilities and professionalism and provide tools by which compliance with the research protocol does not compromise patient care and the protection of human subjects who participate in research. Case studies will be presented for debate among the attendees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the effect of hope and autonomy as it impacts research subjects’ participation in oncology clinical trials.
  • Explain “therapeutic misconception” and its role in patient, caregiver and investigator/physician decision-making process.
  • Provide details of the underlying ethics and potential conflicts regarding investigator responsibilities and professionalism as it pertains to subject recruitment into trials for oncologic or other life-threatening disease therapies.

Contact hours: 2.0 Contact hours have been approved for 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 on to 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 Cost:

  • $0 Chapter Members
  • $15 ACRP Members
  • $30 Non-Members

Refund Policy: No refunds will be provided unless program is canceled.

Level: All clinical research professionals.

Further Information: Contact Melanie Hogg at

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Campus of CMC-Main
Medical Education Building
1000 Blyth Blvd. 4th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28203