Journey to Better Health Fall 2019 Tour

CISCRP’s Journey to Better Health exhibit may be headed to a city near you! Starting this September, our exhibit will be traveling to various community events across Atlanta, Chicago, and New York. We invite all community members to visit for an interactive learning experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to walk through our educational exhibit and learn about the clinical research process.

To learn more about this initiative read our most recent newsletter article, “Journey to Better Health Mobile Exhibit Continues on its National Tour“.

Where We’re Headed:

Atlanta

Chicago

New York

Building Patient-Centric Trials, Putting the Patient First

Archive – This webinar was presented by CISCRP on July 17, 2019.

CISCRP and the Medical Research Network (MRN) are collaborating to host an upcoming webinar, “Building Patient-Centric Trials, Putting the Patient First,” to share important information about the clinical trial process and ways to improve the trial participant experience.

Attendees will hear presentations from expert speakers Annick Anderson, Director of Research Services at CISCRP and Helena Baker, Vice President of Clinical Strategy at MRN. Annick Anderson’s presentation will include data and key takeaways from CISCRP’s Perceptions and Insights study, highlighting patient feedback and reflecting on participant needs in the clinical trial process. Helena Baker will explore patient-centric trial design and solutions available to clinical trial sites to increase efficiencies and ease the patient burden.

The agenda will include:
5-minute Introduction
20-minute Presentation by Annick Anderson
20-minute Presentation by Helena Baker
15-minutes Q&A session (if necessary)

Annick Anderson
Director of Research Services at CISCRP

As the Director of Research Services at CISCRP, Annick Anderson manages the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of a variety of CISCRP research studies. She has more than 15 years of experience conducting primary and secondary research studies in the healthcare, life sciences and consumer goods industries. Prior to CISCRP, she worked at Colgate-Palmolive as a research manager. Annick holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Management at Boston University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Bryant University.

Helena Baker
Vice President of Clinical Strategy at MRN

Helena Baker is the Vice President of Clinical Strategy at Medical Research Network. She has over 34 years’ experience in nursing and healthcare. She previously worked at Healthcare at Home, the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd and St Bartholomew’s Hospital as well as acting as a healthcare analyst to the pharmaceutical industry. Helena has experience in setting up and running nursing services, working internationally across healthcare sectors and owning and running her own business.

What Clinical Research Means to You

Archive – This webinar was presented by CISCRP on October 10, 2018.

Our lives are impacted by clinical research every day. Each medication you take was proven safe and made available with the help of clinical research and the individuals who participated. But what exactly are clinical research studies? What are the safeguards in place to protect those who participate? What are the risks and benefits to evaluate whether participating is the right choice for you?

On Wednesday, October 10 we hosted a free webinar that will feature an overview presentation about the clinical research process and a panel discussion with research professionals and study volunteers. This webinar was postponed from its original intended date this past Spring.

Working Together for You: CISCRP and ResearchMatch

Archive – This webinar was presented by CISCRP and ResearchMatch on July 11, 2018.

CISCRP and ResearchMatch (RM) will come together in a webinar on July 11th to share their story on how they are working together to inform and engage participants in clinical trials and studies. This webinar will feature an overview of combined interests in participant engagement as well as sharing information and resources to make it easier to get involved in the clinical trial process. This webinar is free and open to the general public, research teams, and other collaborative organizations.

ABOUT RESEARCHMATCH:
ResearchMatch brings together people who are trying to find research studies and clinical trials, and researchers who are looking for volunteers. ResearchMatch makes it easier to find the right match for you or your family members. process and a panel discussion with research professionals and study volunteers. This webinar was postponed from its original intended date this past Spring.

SPEAKERS

Ellyn Getz
Senior Manager of Development and Community Engagement at CISCRP

Loretta Byrne
Program Manager at ResearchMatch

Leslie Boone
Collaboration Manager at ResearchMatch

Improve Patient Comprehension, Engagement, and Retention with eConsent

Archive Version – this webinar was originally presented on June 15, 2017.

Informed consent is an ethical, mandatory, and fundamental principle of healthcare research. It respects the clinical trial volunteer’s authority to decide whether to participate, reviews their role and responsibilities, and highlights the risks involved. Unfortunately, 18 to 30% of patients enrolling in a trial drop out, with 13% of drop-outs due to patient misunderstanding of consent expectations or related issues.

FDA guidance and patient advocacy groups are driving adoption of electronic consent (eConsent) to make the consenting process more engaging and easier to understand for patients and caregivers. With patient recruitment costs accounting for nearly 1/3 of the total trial cost, there is a financial as well as an ethical reason to make sure patients fully understand the clinical trial process and their vital role. This webinar will review the current informed consent process and how eConsent may help to improve patient comprehension, engagement, and retention.

The presenter from CISCRP will discuss:

  • The purpose of informed consent
  • Current rules and regulations around the informed consent process
  • Data and insights on the number of patients who drop out of studies due to lack of understanding the informed consent

The presenter from DrugDev will discuss how eConsent:

  • Ensures patient understanding through multimedia education
  • Improves patient retention and reduces recruitment needs
  • Provides insight and metrics into how patients read and understand documents
  • Improves regulatory compliance

SPEAKERS:

Ken Getz
Founder and Board Chair at CISCRP

Eric Delente
President of DrugDev Patient Solutions

Meaningful Approaches to Patient Engagement

Archive Version – this webinar was originally presented by CISCRP’s Jill McNair and Annick Anderson on March 27, 2017. View a copy of the presentation using the link below.

Patient engagement is no longer just a buzzword, but rather a movement that requires innovative strategies to make meaningful impact. In this webinar, we will explore various methods and tools that can be utilized to drive patient engagement strategies. We will discuss practical approaches that can be easily integrated and implemented into any clinical research enterprise to enhance patient engagement in a truly significant way.

We will examine how Patient Advisory Boards and Patient Journey Roadmaps can be used to solicit patient input at any phase of drug development. These tools are essential for incorporating the patient voice and signaling to patients that they are valued partners in the clinical research process.

We will also discuss how returning trial results in lay language to study volunteers can be an effective tool to drive patient engagement. Patients want to know the results of the clinical trials that they have participated in, and implementing a lay language summary program into the clinical research process can have a positive impact on how patients view clinical trial participation.

TOPICS:

  • Trends in patient engagement
  • The case for engaging patients as drug development partners
  • The ins and outs of Patient Advisory Boards and Patient Journey Roadmaps
  • Maintaining patient engagement after participation
  • Leveraging lay language summaries as a patient engagement tool
  • Driving culture change to embrace new patient engagement approaches

SPEAKERS:

Jill McNair
MBA, Senior Director, Patient Engagement, CISCRP

Annick Anderson
MBA, Director, Research Services, CISCRP

CISCRP’s Patient Advisory Boards

Archive Version – listen to our free archived webinar to discuss how a growing number of sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs), and research centers are turning to Patient Advisory Board panels to solicit patient feedback on various clinical research-related areas – including the improvement of protocol design, study feasibility, recruitment and retention, and collecting a deeper understanding of patient perceptions and receptivity to current approaches, new practices, and technology solutions.

For several years, CISCRP has been organizing and facilitating patient advisory board panels with great success. CISCRP has a team in place to assist with all aspects of patient advisory board activity including board strategy development and planning; board member selection and engagement; board venue identification and development; discussion guide and board materials development; meeting(s) coordination and facilitation; and analysis, compilation, and dissemination of board suggestions and insights.

As an independent non-profit organization, CISCRP is uniquely positioned to assist companies and institutions in organizing and running their patient advisory board panels. CISCRP’s extensive relationships with patient advocacy groups, patient communities, and former study volunteers play a key role in ensuring the best board composition.

This webinar demonstrates how Patient Advisory Board panels are a vital approach to engaging study volunteers and enhancing their participation experience, and how CISCRP can work with your organization to facilitate a successful patient advisory board strategy.

SPEAKERS:

Ken Getz is the Founder and Board Chair at CISCRP, as well as an associate professor at the Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts University School of Medicine where he studies R&D management and operating models, investigative site, outsourcing, and study volunteer trends and policies. A well-known speaker at conferences, symposia, universities, and corporations, Ken has published more than 200 articles and chapters in peer-review journals, books, and in the trade press.

Annick Anderson is the Director of Research Services at CISCRP. Annick oversees the implementation, management and data analysis of various research projects – including the CISCRP Patient Advisory Board panels. Annick has more than 15 years market research experience in the healthcare, life sciences, and consumer goods industries. She has conducted numerous primary and secondary research projects among clinical research professionals and patients.