Identifying and overcoming barriers to successful on-time completion of clinical trials in SCI: protocol design and recruitment perspectives
1Blight A, 2Jones L, 3Hsieh J
1Acorda Therapeutics (ret), New York, New york, USA; 2Craig Neilsen Foundation, Encino, California, USA; 3Wings for Life, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Title of Course: Identifying and overcoming barriers to successful on-time completion of clinical trials in SCI: protocol design and recruitment perspectives
Length of Course: 60 minutes (short)
Number of individuals proposed: 3 (short)
Type of Course: Instructional Course
Educational Objectives: 3
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Identify barriers related to protocol design and recruitment for SCI clinical trials.
• Consider possible options to overcome identified barriers.
• Access tools to improve protocol design and recruitment
This course will review the issues of protocol design and recruitment encountered in previous SCI clinical trials. Course content will include options to overcome identified barriers to successful, on-time completion of clinical trials. Consideration will be given to the timing and type of intervention; capacity and geographical location of participating sites; streamlining inclusion/exclusion criteria; optimizing cohort requirements and determining the best-suited outcome assessments, including emerging methodology. The course will include first hand experiences from the expert panel and discussion of the contribution of chosen options to the successful completion of their clinical trials.
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