Conferences & Symposia
AWARE for All Boston

On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 in Boston, MA local community members, patients, and research professionals will come together to learn about clinical research, get free health screenings, and hear from physician and patient speakers.

AWARE for All is a free educational program that provides valuable information and resources on the clinical research process to help people make informed decisions about participation. The event serves as a platform for dialogue between local patients, members of the public, and research professionals. This program is made possible by the incredible community partners we collaborate with in every city.

Registration is encouraged but not mandatory! We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at the NonProfit Center. For more information, please email awareforall@ciscrp.org or call 617-725-2750.

Please register here.

Conferences & Symposia
Challenges in Consenting Pregnant Women, Children, and Neonates

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  1. Identify important issues when conducting research on vulnerable populations
  2. Explain the challenges when consenting pregnant women or their infants
  3. Discuss the unique challenges of conducting research on premature infants (e.g., blood sampling, outcomes)

Taught by Jonathan Davis, MD

Conferences & Symposia
Companion Animal Studies: Participant Engagement

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the major objectives of clinical trials in veterinary patients
  2. Identify the major issues impending participant engagement
  3. Describe ethical incentives and solutions that will help to increase participant engagement
  4. Explain major challenges that may be faced in the future

Taught by Andrew M. Hoffman, DVM, DVSc

Conferences & Symposia
Innovative Recruitment Strategies Panel

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  1. Indicate why people participate in clinical studies and trials
  2. Discuss challenges to recruiting human and animal research participants

Taught by Laura Blaisdell MD, MPH, FAAP, Debra Lerner, MS, PhD, and Zoher Ghogawala, MD

Conferences & Symposia
Participant Engagement Panel

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  1. Indicate why people participate in clinical studies and trials
  2. Discuss challenges to recruiting human and animal research participants

Taught by Julia Farides-Mitchell, MA, Andrew M. Hoffman, DVM, DVSc, and Jonathan Davis, MD

Seminars & Workshops
Pfizer Investigator Training Program (iTP)

Acclaimed training program begins April 18, 2017

Tufts CTSI will host Pfizer’s acclaimed Investigator Training Program (iTP) on April 18-19, 2017.

This unique, two-day, free-of-charge program will empower clinicians to build critical skills required for the recruitment, management, conduct, and reporting of clinical trials. It will examine the entire trial process, from planning stages to trial close-out activities, and will provide practical recommendations for increasing the efficiency of clinical trial conduct at investigative sites.

Led by clinical trial experts, this interactive training will consist of didactic lectures, discussions, and group activities. The iTP is targeted to investigators and the entire clinical study team, including research fellows, coordinators, research nurses, data managers, regulatory, and IRB members. Clinical trial experience (even if limited) is encouraged, though not required.

Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance after completing this International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH)/Good Clinical Practice (GCP) program. This workshop is approved for 16.5 contact hours towards maintaining an Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) certification. Contact hours are applicable to CCRCs, CCRAs and CPIs at an entry-level knowledge base.

This is a popular training, and class size is limited, so please pre-register by no later than April 7. You will receive an official email invitation from Pfizer if you are admitted to the program.

Please note: registration is a two-step process. Once you pre-register with Tufts CTSI, you will receive a formal registration form from Pfizer. You must be registered with Pfizer in order to attend this training and receive certification.

Details

Tuesday, April 18, 7:30AM-5:00PM
Wednesday, April 19, 8:30AM-3:30PM
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:00AM.

Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education, Room 114
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA

Contact

Questions? Please email info@tuftsctsi.org for assistance.

 

Conferences & Symposia
The mPower App and Using Technology for Participant Engagement in Clinical Trials

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  1. Explain how technology has been implemented in healthcare
  2. State pros and cons of using standard practice in healthcare and using technology tools in healthcare
  3. Discuss how smartphone applications can be used in clinical trials

Taught by Harry P. Selker, MD, MSPH and Karl Kieburtz, MD, MPH

Conferences & Symposia
Using Research Process Improvement to Solve Recruitment Challenges

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  1. Delineate components of process improvement
  2. Describe potential applications of process improvement methods to research studies
  3. Identify process improvement methods useful in addressing participant recruitment
  4. Identify a process improvement tool that could be used to address a current research challenge

Taught by Denise Daudelin, RN, MPH, Donato Rivas, PhD