The "Far Side" of Recruitment and Retention Part 1 - Recruitment

Overview: Clinical trials recruitment strategies include the topics; such as; protocol feasibility, understanding of the site's available population, contingency planning, risk mitigation and the necessary commitment and effort for successful recruitment. When all of these things are considered, you can develop a successful recruitment strategy. 

Why should you attend: When your site receives word that you have just been accepted to participate in a new clinical trial have you ever thought, "where am I going to get enough volunteers to consent to participate"? Successful recruitment strategies are essential for the success of any clinical trial at your site. You want your site to profitable. Successful conduct of a given trial at your site will also bring new business.

Understanding successful subject recruitment is based on the following requirements:
  • Know protocol requirements
  • Know the specific patient population
  • Carry out the recruitment work
  • Plan for the unexpected
  • Encourage commitment of the recruiting staff

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Recruitment facts and figures
  • Motivators and Barriers to participation
  • Cultural Competence
  • Understanding why people volunteer for a clinical trial
  • Volunteer Expectations
  • Choosing the "right" volunteer for my trial
  • Ethical and Regulatory Considerations when recruiting volunteers
  • Potential Ethical Dilemmas
  • An overview of Subject Protections

Who Will Benefit:
  • Principal Investigators
  • Clinical Research Coordinators
  • Clinical Research Managers
  • Clinical Research Associates

Mark Koscin, M.T., CCRA, ACRP has more than 27 years of experience as a medical technologist and Clinical Research Associate (CRA) overseeing the implementation of trials across a diversity of applications and delivery environments including: respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic diseases, gastro-intestinal diseases, neurological, anesthesia, gene therapy, stem cell, surgical devices, women’s health, virology, and infectious disease. Mr. Koscin has held positions with Hoffman La-Roche, Baxter, Merck, Schering-Plough, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sanofi Aventis, and others. As a Clinical Research Associate, International Project Manager, and Regulatory Compliance & Training Officer, Mr. Koscin has extensive industry experience. Mr. Koscin is the Former Lead Forum Chair for the Association of Clinical Research Associates (ACRP) and also is a Past Member of the Marketing and Communications Committee. Currently Mr. Koscin is a Principal CRA with a major Clinical Rsearch Organization. Mr. Koscin also holds a position as adjunct faculty at Rutgers University for the graduate certificate course Pathways in Clinical Research and holds an appointment on the ACRP Ethics Committee. Mr. Koscin presents regularly at professional meetings and symposiums.


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