ACRP 2018 Attendees Discuss Emerging Trends in Clinical Research

5 Clinical Research Trends Emerge at ACRP 2018

Whether it was during a session, a specialized workshop, or a networking break, several interesting themes dominated the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) 2018 annual conference held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., in April. Here’s a closer look at five key takeaways. #1—Professional Competency is Gaining Traction […]

A PMG 'Research Heroes' Team Member

Site Woos New Trial Participants with Innovative Outreach

Looking for a way to raise awareness of clinical trials in your region and collect the names of people actively interested in trial participation? The folks at PMG Research in Winston-Salem, N.C. have two words for you: food trucks. In April, after initially planning on its own smaller, standalone event, PMG piggybacked onto the city’s […]

Foundation and ClinicalTrials.gov Extol Virtues of Expanded Access for Patients

Public-private partnerships have the flexibility to increase patient equity in accessing investigational therapies and to create a neutral clearinghouse for educational and technical resources, says June Wasser, MA, executive director of the Reagan-Udall Foundation (RUF) for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). RUF was created by Congress in 2007 as an independent organization designed in […]

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD

FDA Proposes Sweeping Drug Development Changes

In an effort to promote the most promising opportunities and to address complex drug development issues, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, this week introduced several “fundamental advances” regarding how the agency evaluates drugs for safety and effectiveness, as well as the manner in which clinical trials are guided. “These include […]

Kevonna Hayes, Senior Program Coordinator, Greater Gift

Look Outside Clinical Trial Industry for Innovative Marketing Tactics

Looking for new ways to market the importance of clinical trial participation? “Try thinking outside the box through grassroot community engagement strategies like the PopUp Star competition,” advises Kevonna Hayes, senior program coordinator at Greater Gift. “In the past, there have been numerous ways to reach the community about trial participation, but really all that […]