Webinar Duration: 60 minutes

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SPEAKER: Sarah Fowler-Dixon

Recruitment of research participants into clinical trials is critical. As the trials are designed for human subjects or use of a person’s private identifiable information, a human subject’s research study cannot occur with people. Yet, enrollment issues continue to be one of the reasons why trials are held open longer than anticipated and why modifications to the study are needed to increase enrollment.

This increases administrative burden and study costs. To help combat this, studies have been done using a variety of metrics to help determine which recruitment strategies are the most effective in given situations.

Why should you attend: Those interested in learning about various recruitment and retention techniques currently being used in a variety of studies that can potentially be integrated into current efforts to help increase recruitment and retention

Areas Covered in the Session:
– What are allowable recruitment strategies?
– Examples of recruitment strategies along with methods to increase enrolment
– Examples of retention strategies with methods to increase enrolment
– Examples of the use of research databases for recruitment
– How recruitment and retention affects studies with regards to staffing, budget and timeliness

Who Will Benefit:
– Human Subjects Research
– Clinical Research Coordinator positions
– Investigator positions
– Administration in charge of Clinical Research
– Regulatory Compliance

Sarah Fowler-Dixon, PhD, CIP is Education Specialist and instructor with Washington University School of Medicine. She has developed a comprehensive education program for human subject research which has served as a model for other institutions. She crafted budgets, policies, procedures, reporting, and training for the new program. She has initiated the planning, development, authorship and implementation of many human subjects research policies, practices, guidelines, submission and reviewer forms often working with state and federal authorities.

She has provided consultation regarding ethical, federal, state, and institutional requirements for faculty and staff both in the design and execution of their projects and teaches research ethics and regulatory affairs and the fundamentals of research management to graduate and undergraduate students. More recently, she lead a task force in the development of the Community Engaged Research Program at Washington University. Dr. Fowler-Dixon has simultaneously served as an Independent Consultant, providing expertise and creating supplemental educational materials, including a copyrighted workbook.

Prior to joining Washington University, Dr. Fowler-Dixon was the Educational Development and Learning Specialist for Saint Louis University serving on various committees to improve research, procedures, community outreach, and retention.