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Therapeutic Areas in Research

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Friday, September 28, 1:15-2:00                                  

Current Trends: The Renaissance of Ophthalmic Research 

Ms. Grewal will provide updates from the vast area of ophthalmic research to assist monitors and site staff on ensuring a successful trial. Pitfalls and pearls from the ophthalmic arena to shed light on this unique clinical trial space will be discussed. 609

Presenter: Jaspreet Grewal, MSc, CCRP, Principal, JK Grewal Consulting, Inc. 

Track: Therapeutic Areas in Research


Friday, September 28, 2:05-2:50                                     

A New Foot Soldier in the Opiod Addiction War: Medical Device Implantation and Management for Chronic Long-Term Pain 

Medical device implantation is a proven, safe and effective way to curb opioid use for chronic pain control.  Explanation of the devices used and the pain controlled by each device describes this effective tool in preventing and curbing opioid addiction in patients with chronic pain syndrome.  611

Presenter:  Melba Isom, ASB, CCRP, Clinical Trials Specialist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Track: Therapeutic Areas in Research


Friday, September 28, 3:25-4:10  

Using Music Relaxation Techniques for Cardiovascular Health

Vascular Management Associates works with vascular surgery and cardiovascular disease prevention practices to prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage cardiovascular disease in patients. One of the ways we assist our patients is through the use of music relaxation techniques. Ms. Cross will discuss the music relaxation group session, and how it assists patients with cardiovascular disease. 613

Presenter: Connie Cross, BS, CCRP, Vice President, Vascular Management Associates, Inc. 

Track: Therapeutic Areas in Research


Friday, September 28, 4:15-5:00 

ABC's of Establishing an Ethically-Sound BioBank

This talk will focus on the importance of biobanking to advance clinical and translational research. The speaker will cover the development of infrastructure, SOPs, staffing, financial modeling, etc. to build a successful biobank. The final portion will cover the specific ethics and regulations pertaining to biobanking protocol and ICF/Assent development. Mr. Ratti will share personal experiences and successes. 615

Presenter: Pukar Ratti, MSHCM, MSChE, CIM, CCRP, FACMPE, System Director of Research, CHRISTUS Health 

Track: Therapeutic Areas in Research