Download the slides for Translational Research Day here.

Why do people participate in clinical studies and trials? What are the challenges to recruiting human and animal research participants, and how can we overcome them? Find out at Tufts CTSI’s Translational Research Day 2015: Innovations in Clinical Trial Participant Engagement.

Tuesday, November 10
8:30AM-4:00PM
Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education, Room 114
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston (or via live webcast)

Please register to attend.

The day will include:

  • 8:30AM: Registration

  • 9:00AM: Welcome

  • 9:15AM: Keynote Address

    • The mPower App and Using Technology Tools for Participant Engagement in Clinical Trials
      Karl D. Kieburtz, MD, MPH, Director of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • 10:00AM: Participant Engagement: Why Participate in Research?

    • Participation in Clinical Research: Motivations and Perspectives
      Julia Farides-Mitchell, MA, the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)
    • Challenges and Rewards of Engaging Pet Owners in Clinical Trials in Veterinary Medicine
      Andrew M. Hoffman, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate, ACVIM, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University
    • Challenges in Enrolling and Consenting Pregnant Women, Children and Neonates in Clinical Trials
      Jonathan Davis, MD, Tufts CTSI and Chief of Newborn Medicine, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
  • 11:00AM: Break

  • 11:15AM: Innovative Recruitment Strategies

    • Using Social Media for Participant Engagement in Clinical Trials: A Pilot Study
      Laura L. Blaisdell, MD, Maine Medical Center
    • Recruitment in Social Behavioral Research (Dear Abby and More)
      Debra Lerner, PhD, Tufts CTSI and Tufts University
    • Using an Expert Panel to Randomize Patients in a Cervical Spondolytic Myelopathy Clinical Trial
      Zoher Ghogawala, MD, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
  • 12:15PM: Summary Remarks: the Future of Participant Engagement in Clinical Trials

  • 12:30PM: Lunch and Poster Session

  • 1:30PM: Challenges in Participant Engagement

    • Using Research Process Improvement to Solve Recruitment Challenges
      Denise Daudelin, RN, MPH, Tufts CTSI and Tufts Medical Center
      Donato Rivas, MD, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
  • 2:15PM: Small Group Discussions

    • Challenges and Solutions
    • Comparative Effectiveness Research Grant Teams
  • 3:15PM: Report Back/Panel Discussion

  • 3:45PM: Summary Remarks

Submissions for the Poster Session are due by November 2.