Principles of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Clinical Research

Get prepared for challenges of conducting clinical trials across multiple disciplines and institutions.

Principles of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Clinical Research
An RxTrials Institute Breakfast Discussion at the National Press Club
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 • 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EDT

Once, research was mostly conducted as a single-focused effort by individual scientists in their laboratories or offices. Those days are behind us now. Modern-day researchers and thought-leaders around the world recognize every research effort as part of an interconnected event.

As multiple-focused trials are favored by drug and device companies desperate to cut development costs and speed the time to bring a product to market, collaborative research will be required to be more efficient and more effective. The growing number of development partnerships between large firms and smaller start-ups have put a premium on these trials.

Federal clinical research experts and your peers in the clinical research community are getting together to work through the challenges this new type of research brings, and you can be a part of it.

Join RxTrials Institute and the Department of Health and Human Service's (HHS) Office of Research Integrity on July 29 for the first in a series of three breakfast discussions: Principles of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Clinical Research.

This program will explore the exciting challenges of research conducted across separate disciplines, institutions and nations. The speakers will address the obstacles faced by institutions and provide guidelines for overcoming them, leading to greater research success.

Secure your opportunity to:

  • Exchange ideas and gain exposure to other organizations working through similar problems
  • Learn to address crucial ethical, legal and sensitive issues in conducting clinical research
  • Gain perspective on various aspects of research, including research collaboration, the value of mentoring, vulnerability and multiculturalism

For just $49, this breakfast discussion is your chance to explore new approaches to these subjects that are important to researchers but are often ignored in traditional conferences and meetings.

Meet the Panelists
Wayman Cheatham, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Patricia Watts Kelley, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Sandra Titus, HHS Office of Research Integrity
Moderator: Edward Gabriele, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

This breakfast discussion is a must for anyone involved in clinical trials in both government and academic settings, including:

  • Clinical researchers
  • Institutional review boards
  • Research integrity administrators
  • Compliance and training officers
  • Project managers
  • Executive management
  • Consultants/service providers

Principles of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Clinical Research
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 • 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m EDT
National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.
Price: $49

Mark Your Calendar!
Principles of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Clinical Research is just the first of three in-depth breakfast discussions hosted by RxTrials Institute and the HHS's Office of Research Integrity.

And, don't miss out on the next two!

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008
Mentoring: Examining the Meaning, Role and Challenges in the Contemporary Culture of Clinical Research
In a world obsessed by achieving "economies of scale," it has become easy for new scientists and older faculty to neglect the essential value of mentoring. The transcendence of important professional leadership and experience has tragically slowed. Mentoring is an overarching process of "passing on the wisdom" to new generations of scholars and scientists. This breakfast will address the need for mentoring, outline its basic principles and begin to face the challenge of rebuilding a framework of mentoring in an otherwise "assembly line" culture.

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008
Nature of Vulnerability and the Obstacles Inherent in Internationalization and Multiculturalism
The American public was horrified to learn of the nightmare of the Holocaust, as well as 40 years of atrocities conducted at Tuskegee. Clearly, power, prejudice and greed can lead individuals, communities or states to exploit women, men and children. As researchers, it is critical to renew our commitment to respect the issue of human subject vulnerability in the face of an increasingly international and multicultural society. By doing so, we move closer to reaching our important goal of regaining trust in medicine from the public.