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Emergency Clinical Research Symposium 

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2018 Agenda  (2019 Agenda Coming Soon)

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DAY ONE

8:00-8:30        Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)

8:30-9:00        Introduction to Emergency Research Conference

Susan Devine, CCRP, Research Consultant
Ms Devine will provide an introduction and overview to the Emergency Research Conference. During this time there will be discussion to assist the faculty in getting to know our attendees and their learning objectives.

9:00-10:00        Conducting Research in ED: Challenges and Solutions

Dr. Adam Singer Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Stony Brook School of Medicine,
Department of Emergency Medicine
Conducting Research in ED: Challenges and Solutions

10:00-10:30     Emergency Research Regulations 

Elizabeth Mendelsohn Research Compliance Analyst/IRB Committee Coordinator

Ms Mendelsohn will review current regulations related to emergency research.

10:30-10:45 Break and opportunity for networking

10:45 – 11:45  Non-Therapeutic Research in the Emergency Room

Stephanie Johnson, MT (ASCP), MPH Director, Research Operations Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Ms. Johnson will provide an overview of non therapeutic research in the emergency room including current challenges and solutions.

 11:45 – 12:15   Identifying Funding Opportunities for Emergency Research

Lisa Benson BS, CCRP, CRCP, Vice President Clinical Research Operations, Quality and Education Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children
Susan Devine, CCRP, Research Consultant

Ms Benson and Ms Devine will facilitate an interactive session to discuss what researchers are doing in the hunt to find funding opportunities (private, public, federal) for Emergency or Trauma Research.

 12:15 – 1:00 lunch (provided)

1:00 – 2:00      Research Assistant Program in Pediatric Emergency

Dr. Sharon Smith Research Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Dr. Smith will share a novel way to develop a research assistant program for emergency department research.

2:00 – 3:00   Design Considerations for Adult Emergency/Trauma Research - Part 1

Dr. Bradley Pollock M.P.H., PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Public Health Sciences UC Davis
The objectives of emergency/trauma research guide the study design approach.  Objectives can include evaluating disease surveillance in emergency settings, assessing the use of new screening or diagnostic test, evaluating efficacy of a new intervention or performing an economic evaluation.  For this session Dr. Pollock will discuss special considerations of selection of study populations, recruitment and retention of study subjects, outcome measures, assessment effects and efficacy versus effectiveness. 

3:00 – 3:15 break and opportunity for networking

3:15 – 4:15      Design Considerations for Adult Emergency/Trauma Research – Part 2

Dr. Bradley Pollock M.P.H., PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Public Health Sciences UC Davis

4:15 – 4:45      21 CFR 50.24 Requirements for Exception from Informed Consent in the Emergency Room

 Dr. H. Allen Harrison NICU Research & Quality Project Manager, Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Dr. Harrison will review the IRB requirements for emergency research as well as the process and requirements for exception from informed consent under CFR 21.50.24

DAY TWO

8:00-8:30         Continental Breakfast (provided)

8:30 – 9:30      Developing Study Budgets for Emergency Research

 Lisa Benson, BS, CCRP, CRCP, Vice President Clinical Research Operations, Quality and Education Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children

Ms. Benson will provide information on how to develop a study budget for emergency research including contracting and payment terms while addressing differences impacting budgets compared to routine clinical trials. 

9:30 – 10:30    Compassionate Use and Emergency Use Drugs in Emergency Research

Nancy Wintering LCSW, CCRP Assistant Director of Research Thomas Jefferson University

Ms. Wintering will describe the processes involved with emergency and compassionate use INDS

10:30 – 10:45 Break – Opportunity for Networking

10:45 – 11:45  Emergency Research Trials – Consent and Enrollment

Dr. H. Allen Harrison NICU Research & Quality Project Manager, Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Dr. Harrison will discuss practical aspects, pitfalls and approaches in obtaining informed consent and enrolling participants in the time-sensitive emergency setting.

11:45 – 12:30 lunch (provided)

12:30 – 1:30    Greater than Minimal Risk Emergency Medicine Studies/Exception from Informed Consent

Elizabeth Mendelsohn Research Compliance Analyst/IRB Committee Coordinator and Jeany Duncan CCRP, EMT-P, Clinical Research Coordinator

Ms Mendelsohn and Ms Duncan will review requirements for obtaining exception from informed consent from both the IRB and Study Coordinator perspective.  This will be achieved through review of real life project experiences including IRB requirements, community questions, venue selection, meeting experience and more.

 1:30 – 2:45     Emergency Research Problems and Solutions – Round Tables

Lisa Benson, BS, CCRP, CRCP, Vice President Clinical Research Operations, Quality and Education Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children
Susan Devine, CCRP, Research Consultant

Ms. Benson and Ms. Devine will facilitate round table discussion between faculty and participants on important issues they are facing in emergency research. Solutions will be reported back to the group as a whole.

2:45 – 3:00      Break – Opportunity for Networking

3:00 – 4:00       Emergency Medicine Research Triage: Psychiatric, Behavioral and Psychological Considerations

Nancy Wintering LCSW, CCRP Assistant Director of Research Thomas Jefferson University

Ms. Wintering will describe the challenges in Emergency Medicine triage related to psychological and psychiatric behaviors with strategies on how to address challenges and mitigate risk. 

4:00 - 4:30       Close - Group Discussion - Q & A