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NLM Co-Sponsors Clinical Trial Conference, June 6-7, 2011

"Clinical Trials: New Challenges and Opportunities"

 

The National Library of Medicine, the Friends of the National Library of Medicine, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science are co-sponsoring a conference exploring the future of clinical trials.

"Clinical Trials: New Challenges and Opportunities" will be held June 6-7, 2011. A keynote address and evening activities will be held in downtown Washington June 6, followed by a full day of presentations and panel discussions June 7 at the Natcher Conference Center on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

NLM, part of the National Institutes of Health, is co-sponsoring the event as part of its 175th anniversary celebration. NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins is among more than a dozen speakers representing government, industry, academia, and patient advocacy groups.  Conference topics include: 

  • Clinical Trials' Response to Public Health Needs
  • The Role of the NIH
  • The Role of the FDA
  • Moving Towards Transparency in Clinical Trials
  • Partnering with Participants in Clinical Trials
  • How to Do Clinical Trials Better
  • Deciding Which Clinical Trials to Do
  • Using Clinical Trials to Improve Patient Care

 

For more details on the conference program and registration fees, please go to the Friends of the National Library of Medicine Web site, http://www.fnlm.org/.

 

 

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