Afternoon Symposium - Randomized Clinical Trials in Reproduction: What Have We Learned from Different Parts of the World?

Date:October 20, 2014

Time:4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Location:HCC311 - Hawaii Convention Center


Richard S. Legro, M.D. (Chair), Pennsylvania State University

Siladitya Bhattacharya, M.D., University of Aberdeen

Cynthia Farquhar, M.D., M.P.H., The New Zealand Branch of the Australasian Cochrane Centre

Xiaoke Wu, M.D., Ph.D., Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine

Needs Assessment and Description
This symposium will examine various models of randomized clinical trials in reproductive medicine and discuss strengths and weaknesses as well as hurdles in designing and implementing them from worldwide experience. This symposium is designed to educate and encourage the next generation of researchers to engage in clinical research.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify steps necessary to conduct a multi-center clinical trial.
  2.  Discuss means to establish a governance structure and publication policy for a clinical trial.

ACGME Competency
Practice-based Learning and Improvement

In my practice after participating in this session, to publish a clinical trial in a high-impact journal, I will complete the following as a first step prior to enrollment of the first study subject:
a. Establish a steering committee of investigators.
b. Develop a written protocol to standardize the intervention(s).
c. Develop a written publication policy to avoid authorship disputes.
d. Register the trial at a recognized clinical trial registration website.
e. Not applicable to my area of practice.


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