N2 members this message is courtesy of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative, who are hosting a webinar to identify best practices for conducting clinical trials with the new FDA guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This week, stakeholders from across the clinical trials ecosystem submitted experiences and insights related to the FDA’s new guidance on the conduct of clinical trials of medical products during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) collated the feedback – including insights on safety considerations, remote study visits, remote consent, consulting with IRBs, and more – and will share the findings and best practices via a webinar on Tuesday, March 31 at 11:15 a.m. EST.
M. Khair ElZarrad, FDA, CDER, will provide opening comments and a full discussion on the findings, along with detailed examples of best practices, will be presented by:
- David Borasky, WCG
- Sara Calvert, CTTI
- Cindy Geoghegan, Individual Patient Representative/Caregiver
- Colleen Rouse, Cleveland Clinic
- Pamela Tenaerts, CTTI
By exchanging best practices and insights, we can continue our important work to develop needed medical products during this situation, and perhaps even glean some opportunities to do clinical trials better, now and in the future.
Click here to register for the webinar
The N2 CTEA Committee is pleased to announce the release of the One-Pager Tools in Action Guide. This guide bundles all N2 resources together with practical tips and examples on how to use them at your site or research institution!
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N2 would like to welcome our newest Board Member, Lisa Johnston! Lisa graduated from Laurentian University with a nursing degree and is a SOCRA certified clinical research professional. Among other roles, Lisa was a clinical research coordinator for over ten years, and since 2007 has been involved in training, education, and support in research at UHN, CAMH, and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). She is currently a Clinical Research Facilitator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
Lisa is an active member of the N2 Education Committee since 2008. She is the GCP lead for CITI Canada and is currently the Chair of the Education Committee.
While we are excited to have a new Board Member, we are also saying goodbye to two of our long-term Board Members, Nancy Camack and Scott Corley. Nancy is the Director at the OHRI, and Scott is the Director of the Clinical Trial Support Unit at Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR). We want to thank Nancy and Scott for all their hard work and dedication over the years with N2 and wish them the very best in the future.
International Clinical Trials Day is just a few months away — May 20, 2020! We have posters available for our N2 members in both English and French. These posters can be co-branded for your institution. Please feel free to reach out to Barbara.email@example.com.
We were so pleased to have André Picard health columnist at The Globe and Mail to be our keynote speaker at the N2 2020 Annual Meeting this year! Take a look at his talk from February 6, 2020.