Mayo Clinic to host clinical research conference

06/04/04

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- In an effort to continually educate investigators and study coordinators, Mayo Alliance for Clinical Trials will offer the Fifth Annual Current Issues in Clinical Research Conference "Improving Clinical Research: Local Practice and National Issues," Aug. 26-27, 2004, at the Mayo Civic Center.

The conference is designed for study coordinators, nurses, physicians and other research personnel involved in the management and coordination of clinical research, and will provide a comprehensive review of the responsibilities and processes of clinical research performance. The conference format balances topics of national and general interest, which are presented in general sessions, with clinical research and management issues addressed in breakout sessions.

At the end of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Interpret current issues involved in the informed consent process
  • Recognize the importance of patient protection in the current research environment
  • Evaluate how the HIPAA requirements relate to clinical research
  • Illustrate the principles of Good Clinical Practice
  • Identify current legal issues in clinical research
  • Discuss adverse experience reporting requirements
  • Demonstrate the mechanics of teamwork in clinical research
  • Examine emerging future trends of research

    Guest faculty for the conference include:

  • Lester Crawford, D.V.M., Ph.D., Acting Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Murray Lumpkin, M.D., Acting Deputy Commissioner for International and Special Programs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Alan Milstein, J.D., Sherman, Silverstein, Kohl, Rose & Podolsky
  • Neal Muni, M.D., M.S.P.H., Medical Officer, Interventional Cardiology Devices Branch, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Dianne Murphy, M.D., Acting Director, Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Robert Peterson, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Director General, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Canada
  • Jeremy Sugarman, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine, Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute, Johns Hopkins University

    The conference is intended to provide for continuing education to individuals who need to review the mechanics of clinical research coordination and has been approved for multiple forms of continuing education credit. It will be held in the Exhibit Hall, Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Drive S.E. in Rochester. The registration fee is $500.

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