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Enrollment / Retention and Informed Consent

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Saturday, September 29, 1:40 to 2:25                                      

Community Based Recruitment 

Traditionally trials have taken place in a clinical setting, but that is changing as technology allows us to take our research out into the community. Ms. St. Romain will discuss various recruitment methods that have been successful for community (as well as clinic) based trials. Ways to use what you have internally, such as leveraging staff schedules and skill sets, developing recruitment/marketing plans and considerations for recruitment channels and materials will also be discussed. 125

Presenter: Mary Jessica St. Romain, BS, Community Based Research Program Manager, Pennington Biomedical Research Center  

Track: Enrollment/Retention and Informed Consent


Saturday, September 29, 2:30 to 3:15                                      

Creating a Community that Supports Recruitment for Alzheimer's Disease Research  

Various efforts supported by the Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP) Foundation have greatly increased referrals to Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials being conducted across the GAP network of clinical research sites. The GAP Novel Recruitment Model and lessons learned from implementation in select communities will be highlighted.  Ms. Cordell will detail how to build a community culture to support AD research to interact with, educate, and prescreen potential research participants to improve rates of enrollment/randomization for specific clinical studies. 127

Presenter: Cyndy Cordell, BS, MBA, Vice President, Provider Relations, The Global Alzheimer's Platform Foundation   

Track: Enrollment/Retention and Informed Consent


Saturday, September 29, 3:45 to 4:30                                      

Automated Documentation of the Informed Consent Process

With the migration from paper to electronic health records, electronic systems are being used frequently to provide documentation of informed consent. The purpose of this session will describe developing and using an electronic system to easily document the unique features of each informed consent discussion. 129

Presenter:  Joan Whitted, BS, CCRC, Quality Management, Education & Training, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Track: Enrollment/Retention and Informed Consent


Saturday, September 29, 4:35 to 5:20                                      

Transitioning to eConsenting- Implementing New Technology to Increase Efficiency within a Research Study 

This presentation will focus on sharing the experience of transitioning from a paper consent process to an electronic process using REDCap. Relevant background information including current industry perspectives and guidance on eConsenting as well as a detailed account of how moving to an electronic system impacted the data flow of the study and increased efficiency for the study team will be discussed. Benefits and drawbacks of eConsenting for this project would also be discussed as well as how this pilot program will impact future research projects. 131 

Presenter: Elizabeth Solinger, MS, CCRP, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, The Ohio State University 

Track: Enrollment/Retention and Informed Consent