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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,