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2019 Agenda


Saturday, September 28, 1:40-2:25                                  

Developing a Pediatric Clinical Research Center – Lessons Learned 
at the University of Minnesota

Developing a Pediatric Clinical Research Center – Lessons Learned at the University of Minnesota

In 2018 the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics began an effort to open an outpatient research center for pediatric research visits.  Key stakeholders included not only researchers and research staff, but also hospital administration, clinic operations, university research leadership, and the medical school dean’s office. In 2019 much work continues to be done to ensure the PedCRC is successful.  In this talk Ms. Galster will share with you the steps taken in planning, parties involved, challenges faced, structure developed, and what the team would have done differently. 425

Presenter: Amanda Galster, MPH, CCRP, Clinical Research Program Director, University of Minnesota

Track: Pediatric Research


Saturday, September 28, 2:30-3:15                                 

The Community Basis of Optimal Pediatric Recruitment

Ms. Allen will present an overview of recruitment in pediatric trials.  Recruitment is a challenging endeavor, and this seminar will help attendees best utilize their system to aid in useful recruitment.  This talk will stimulate discussion around helpful community-based recruitment tactics. 427

Presenter: Janelle Allen, BS, MS, CCRP, Director, Clinical Research Operations, Quality & Education, Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children

Track: Pediatric Research


Saturday, September 28, 3:45-5:20                                

Transforming the Informed Consent Process into a Quality Experience:  Innovative Strategies to Adapt your Communication Style

CRAs are called upon to discuss clinical trials in a variety of situations, ranging from crisis interventions to long term clinical trials. Each discussion must be tailored to the potential enrollees, families, or legally authorized representatives in order to present fair, balanced information for an informed consent. This session will highlight the impact of verbal cues, body language, situational context and small group dynamics within the context of role play during illustrative case scenarios. A group debriefing will conclude the session. 429/431

Presenter: Margaret McCormick, MS, RN, CNE, Clinical Associate Professor, Towson University

Presenter: Mary Cataletto, MD, MMM, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, NYU Winthrop Hospital

Track: Pediatric Research