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9/6 Workshop: Conducting Clinical Trials in Geriatric Psychiatry

Everything You Wanted to Know about Clinical Trials and Were Afraid to Ask

International Psychogeriatric Association Annual Meeting
Hilton Hotel at Union Square, San Francisco
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Register Online or by completing the PDF Form

Intended Audience: Those interested in conducting clinical trials in cognitive and behavioral disturbances in the elderly including  

–      Physicians, neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, internists

–      Clinical psychologists, social workers, research administrators, coordinators

–      Fellows, residents and other trainees

Overview:  This workshop will provide an overview and practical guide to conducting clinical trials in geriatric psychiatry. The workshop is designed for both those new to clinical trials and as well as those with experience who want to expand their work to aging populations. The focus is on developing clinical trials in cognitive impairment, dementia, behavioral and psychiatric disorders. 

Presenters will discuss specific operational elements of setting up clinical trials practice(s), resources needed to conduct clinical trials in this population, interaction and decision-making process dealing with sponsors, oversight, staff selection, training and regulatory and good clinical practice requirements. Methods for finding staff, workforce development, and recruiting will be discussed. Finally, a panel of thought leaders will discuss the applicable specific areas of research and challenges associated with conducting trials in each area.

Topics: 1. Clinical trials practice models; 2. Building the team to do research within a clinical practice; 3. Evaluating protocols; 4. Regulatory knowledge; 5. How to recruit subjects;  6. Financial aspects, negotiating contracts and grants, paying the bills; 7. Panel discussion 

Faculty/Presenters: Mary Sano, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Olga Brawman Mintzer, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Joan Mackell, PhD, JM Neuroscience, LLC, and Lon S. Schneider MD, Keck School of Medicine of USC



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