SMi is proud to present the 7th annual conference in its series on strategies for recruiting and retaining patients and volunteers for clinical trials. Accelerating Patient Recruitment and Retention in Clinical Trials 2011 will build on the success of the previous 6 years to bring your knowledge in this field in line with the latest developments.
Something like 50% of clinical trials run over the time deadline set by the sponsor, and in the majority of these cases, at least part of the delay was caused by slow recruitment or inadequate retention of trial subjects.
Because of this, ensuring that your patient recruitment and retention strategies are effective is a critical part of drug development programs. Patient recruitment if not adequately planned for can extend development timelines by a number of years. Retention of patients throughout the life of a clinical trial is essential in order have complete data sets for your analysis and subsequent filings.
The pharma industry needs a front-line assessment of how things work in the physician's office, what motivates patients, how pharmaceutical service providers perform, and data on the most effective techniques for patient recruitment and retention; this conference aims to deliver just that.
Taking place in central London, UK, you will hear presentations from the clinical trials field. Attend this event to learn how to expedite your drug development process through good recruitment and retention programmes.