May 23 – 24, 2013 | Snyder Auditorium, HSPH
Over the years, the process of designing, monitoring, and analyzing clinical studies for evaluating new treatments has gradually fallen into a fixed pattern. Clinical trialists have sometimes been slow to utilize new methodologies–perhaps to avoid potential delays in the review process for drug approval or manuscript submission. The underlying attitude toward innovation in drug development is in sharp contrast to that in other technologically-driven fields. Scientific investigation is an evolving process. What we have learned from previous studies about methodological shortcomings should help us better plan and analyze future trials. Unfortunately, use of inefficient or inappropriate procedures persists even when better alternatives are available. In this workshop, we will explore various methodological issues and potential solutions to them. More importantly, we will discuss how to improve the current practice for speeding drug development by fostering development of reliable, clinically meaningful conclusions.
Thank you to all of our speakers, donors, and attendees for making the 2013 workshop such a success. Slides are actively being linked to the talk titles under the program tab, so please check back for updates!
2014 Workshop: The tentative dates for next year’s workshop are May 22-23, 2014. Mark your calendars!