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First Friday Webinar

OCTOBER 6, 2017
Recruitment and Retention in Clinical Trials- Best Practices

Recruitment and retention of subjects into clinical trials can be a long and difficult process.  Identifying the target population, qualifying and enrolling patients, and keeping them engaged in the trial can consume valuable time and resources.  It's imperative that the process of planning for recruitment and retention begin prior to the study start up.  This presentation will explore the common challenges in the recruitment and retention of subjects in clinical trials and offer best practices to ensure successful outcomes.

At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to:

1.  Describe barriers to success in subject recruitment and retention in clinical trials.
2.  Identify strategies that can be implemented to maximize recruitment and retention in clinical trials.
3.  Develop recruitment and retention plans that target and cultivate patient engagement.

Presenter: Vicki J. Coombs, PhD, RN, FAHA, Senior Vice President at Spectrum Clinical Research


Free webinars are designed to supplement “Fundamentals” course and provide an opportunity to network and present on relevant topics. Webinars are held noon to 1 p.m. EST on the first Friday of each month.


Continuing Education Requirements: All participants requesting a continuing education certificate must complete the following: (1) register for the webinar, (2) logon and attend entire webinar, and (3) complete the webinar evaluation by the Monday following the webinar.

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