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Breaking into Clinical Research: Ethical,
Practical and Financial Considerations

Breaking into Clinical Research: Ethical, Practical and Financial Considerations


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Speaker: Christine K. Pierre

New Revenue Stream, Improved Patient Care and Participation in Research

Are you considering incorporating clinical research into your practice? Doing clinical research studies may provide you and your staff with intellectual stimulation, give you the satisfaction of advancing the field of medicine, and possibly provide new treatments for your patients. Done well, clinical research can also generate a revenue stream for the practice. But, how do you start?

In this 90-minute audio conference you will learn the following:

  • Working knowledge of good clinical practice (GCP) and regulations regarding human subject protection. Key to good practice is implementing training and education into your research practice.
  • Understand the differences between clinical practice and clinical research.
  • Bringing clinical research to your practice is a big commitment. Tips on getting buy-in from all your staff members so they don't view their added duties as an imposition.
  • Who will lead your team as principal investigator? Guidance on " "reading" " your interested physicians and garnering their support as sub-investigators.
  • Understand the practical aspects of conducting clinical trials.how to decide which trials best fit your site's resources and patient population.and how to evaluate protocols for feasibility.
  • How to develop a marketing plan to recruit patients. Without patients/subjects to populate the study, there would be no study.
  • Guard against ill-prepared sites which incur all start-up costs and not realize the full potential if enrollment falls short.
  • Our Expert Speaker: Christine K. Pierre, RN, President and CEO, RX Trials, Inc.

    Christine Pierre is founder and president of RX Trials, Inc., an elite network of independent in-patient and out-patient clinical research sites strategically located throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Ms. Pierre has spent nearly 20 years as a clinical research professional. She has been the co-principal investigator of a multi-center clinical trial and various single-center trials, and co-authored many of the resulting articles. She frequently lectures, moderates panels, and conducts workshops at national industry conferences, and she is on the Editorial Board of Clinical Trials Advisor and Clinical Researcher.