May 11, 2011 [Editor's note added]
NLM Co-Sponsors Clinical Trial Conference, June 6-7, 2011
[Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an announcement published on the NLM Web site on April 27, 2011. To be notified of announcements like this subscribe to NLM-Announces e-mail list.]
"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.
[Editor's note added on May 11, 2011: Please note in the paragraph below the new location of the June 7 session.]
"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 in the Lister Hill Center Auditorium (Building 38A), National Library of Medicine, 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/.
NLM Co-Sponsors Clinical Trial Conference, June 6-7, 2011. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 May-Jun;(380):e2.