/EINPresswire.com / 19 May 2010. South African Reserve Bank Conference Venue Pretoria, South Africa
In line with international trends the 1st Annual Patient Recruitment Conference in Clinical Trials 2010 | KNOW YOUR PATIENTS is set for South Africa. This conference is presented in association with SACRA (South African Clinical Research Association) and is sponsored by Callquick and Clinical Trials SA.
Patient recruitment is critical to drug development in clinical trials. Often misunderstood and not carefully planned for, causing costly delays by being the leading bottleneck in the development pipeline. In order to optimise both recruitment and retention, we need to address these issues within the South African population; patients; health of the nation and clinical research context.
This one day inaugural conference will cover best practice aspects specific to patient recruitment in South Africa. We will focus amongst other topics on ethics, regulatory and legal implications. We are also proud to present international views on tools, tactics and tips. You will walk away knowing your patients better to increase patient recruitment and ensure success.
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Julie Cunningham, Journalist and Web editor, SA Good News – South Africa 2014 – The Story of our Future
Paul la Cock, Fellow of the Actuarial Society of SA – SA Health and the Nation
Prof Keymanthri Moodley, Associate Professor & Head Bioethics Unit – Tygerberg Division Faculty of Health Sciences & Centre for Applied Ethics University of Stellenbosch – Shaping the future role of Bioethics Ethical Challenges and Expectations: in relation to patient recruitment
Dr Braam Hoffmann, Chairperson, TUT Research Ethics Committee – Ethical patient recruitment in an African Context
Neil Kirby, Director, Werksmans – Avoiding legal pitfalls pertaining to patient recruitment in clinical trials
Dr Sanet Aspinall, Managing Director and Dr Luthando Adams, Medical Executive Synexus Clinical Research South Africa – The Synexus global experience in patient recruitment
Dr Khatija Ahmed, Principle Investigator, Setshaba Research Centre – The impact of community advisory boards [CAB] on patient recruitment
Dr Britta Zawada, President, Linguist Society of South Africa (LSSA) – Multilingual barriers to partaking in clinical trials
WORKSHOP – A Global View: Tools, tactics and tips to increase patient recruitment and ensure retention performance
Claus Mark Nielsen, Director Global Market Development, BBK Worldwide
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