March 09, 2017 —
Poor clinical trial accrual rates are the result of many, often interdependent, factors. Research indicates, however, that accrual can be improved through good communication practices that enhance a sense of personal connectedness and trust.
The question, however, is whether this increased interpersonal trust violates ethics rules by encouraging patients to rely on heuristics such as positive feelings toward clinicians (or other staff members who recruit and obtain consent for clinical trials) rather than on their own judgment of the risks and benefits of participation.
Dr. Susan E. Morgan, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean for Research and the Director for the Center for Communication, Culture, and Change at the University of Miami. She specializes in the development and evaluation of health campaigns and interventions. Her current research focuses on communication practice in patient recruitment for clinical trials and research studies.
Friday, March 24, 2017 at Noon
Mailman Center for Child Development, Room 5003
Lunch provided — first come, first served
University of Miami Health System
University of Miami Hospital
University of Miami CTSI
UMHC/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
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