Webinars

Sensors and Wearables in Clinical Trials ( recording)
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. -9:00 a.m.
Location: Cancer Institute      Floor: 10th                Room 1017 (Strauss McCaskill Center)

Description: Device expert Thomas Shook discusses how the use of wearable devices and sensors can impact the world of clinical trials.

Topics:

  • Best practices in use of sensors and wearables, including subject protection and data privacy
  • How mHealth is changing data collection in clinical trials
  • New types of health information now collectible with sensors
  • The regulatory impact of sensors and wearables

1.5 CRS Elective Credits

MyCompass Course ID: 1963-0173

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Health research participation, opportunity, and willingness among minority and rural communities of Arkansas (Live)
Date: February 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Location: RAHN (College of Public Health)     Floor: Ground               Room:  G226

Description:

Presenter: Pearl McElfish, PhD, MBA ( Trial Innovation Network)

Prior research suggests that rural and minority communities participate in research at lower rates. While rural and minority populations are often cited as being underrepresented in research, population-based studies on health research participation have not been conducted. This study used questions added to the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to understand factors associated with 1) health research participation, 2) opportunities to participate in health research, and 3) willingness to participate in health research from a representative sample (n=5,256) of adults in Arkansas. Among all respondents, 45.5% would be willing to participate in health research if provided the opportunity and 22.1% were undecided. Only 32.4% stated that they would not be willing to participate in health research. There was not a significant difference in participation rates for rural or racial/ethnic minority communities. Furthermore, racial/ethnic minority respondents (Black or Hispanic) were more likely to express their willingness to participate.

1.0 CRS Elective Credits

MyCompass Course ID: 1963-0253

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Gun Violence and Public Health: Facts, Fiction, and Future (recording)
Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. -8:45 a.m.
Location: Cancer Institute      Floor: 10th                Room 1017 (Strauss McCaskill Center)

Description: Gun Violence, particularly mass shooting, captures the headlines on a regular basis. 

Objectives:

  • Extent of this epidemic and the laws that affect the ability to do research into prevention and treatment strategies
  • State of current evidence will be reviewed and research that could inform policy will be discussed
  • Challenges to policy change and suggestions for next steps will be identified

1.25 CRS Elective Credits

MyCompass Course ID: 1963-0244

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At the Crossroads of Hope and Hype: Recruiting the Desperately Ill for Clinical Trials(recording)
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. -8:45 a.m.

Location: Cancer Institute      Floor: 10th                Room 1017 (Strauss McCaskill Center)

Description: Clinical trials of new interventions are often seen as a “last hope” for patients with life-threatening conditions for which no curative therapy yet exists. 

Objectives:

  • Should investigators and IRBs be concerned about the ability of patients to give informed and voluntary consent when invited to enroll in such clinical trials?
  • Does the ‘personalized’ nature of the interventions being investigated add to the sense they will  be therapeutic for participants, even in Phase I or II trials?
  • How should the choice to enter a trial be understood, both in terms of the potential benefits of the trial and the costs in terms of other interventions, including palliative care, which may be forgone?

1.25 CRS Elective Credits

MyCompass Course ID: 1963-0245

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Explorations in Optimizing Informed Consent and Assent (recording) 
Date: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. -8:30 a.m.
Location: Cancer Institute      Floor: 10th                Room 1017 (Strauss McCaskill Center)

Description: Improving the informed consent process for research subjects is a priority for investigators and research oversight professionals, as it is key to protecting human subjects and ensuring that the highest ethical standards are upheld.

Objectives:

  • Projects related to facilitating subject consent, assent, and understanding of research
  • Development of a checklist to address challenges faced by pregnant women in HIV-related research
  • Mobile app game designed to assist children with understanding research so they can provide informed assent
  • Animated video aimed at children and families to educate them about research

1.0 CRS Elective Credits

MyCompass Course ID: 1963-0246

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The Intersections of Data Security, Privacy, Confidentiality, and Compliance in Digital Health and Mobile Health (mHealth) Research (recording) 
Date: Friday, March 29, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. -8:30 a.m.
Location: Cancer Institute      Floor: 10th                Room 1017 (Strauss McCaskill Center)

Description: The session will provide a basic introduction to the concepts, challenges, and opportunities with digital and mHealth research. 

Objectives:

  • Provide participants insights into the range of digital and mhealth technologies and their potential
  • Discuss privacy, security, and compliance issue in mhealth research
  • Mobile app game designed to assist children with understanding research so they can provide informed assent
  • Review strategies for conducting and reviewing mHealth research studies

1.0 CRS Elective Credits

MyCompass Course ID: 1963-0247

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What Do Patients Want: Does Majority Rule?   (recording) 
Date: Friday, April 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. -8:45 a.m.
Location: Cancer Institute      Floor: 10th                Room 1017 (Strauss McCaskill Center)

Description: There has been a welcome, yet sometimes complex move towards including patients and families in the process of clinical research. 

Objectives:

  • Discussion on sources of data and input regarding what patients want
  • Summarize key findings on what patients want
  • Provide a patient’s perspective of the findings and how the findings resonate with the patient’s experience
  • Address issues and concerns around minority and underserved populations, as well as the impact of data sources on non-participating populations

1.25 CRS Elective Credits

MyCompass Course ID: 1963-0249

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Public Health Emergencies, Research, and Bioethics (recording) 
Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. -8:45 a.m.
Location: Cancer Institute      Floor: 10th                Room 1017 (Strauss McCaskill Center)

Description: The World Health organization defines a public health emergency as an occurrence or imminent threat of an illness or health condition, caused by bio terrorism, epidemic or pandemic disease, or a novel and highly fatal infectious agent or biological toxin, that poses a substantial risk of a significant number of human facilities or incidents or permanent or long-term disability (WHO/DCD, 2001).” 

Objectives:

  • Examine the application of bioethics in the context of research being conducted as part of the resp0onse to a public health emergency, such as the recent Ebola epidemic, or a future epidemic/pandemic public health crises that emerge as a result of natural emergencies
  • Discuss experiences and/or research related to human subjects’ protections during public health emergencies

1.25 CRS Elective Credits

MyCompass Course ID: 1963-0250

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Navigating Uncertainty: Research With Undocumented/Unauthorized Immigrants (recording) 
Date: Friday, May 10, 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m. -8:45 a.m.
Location: Cancer Institute      Floor: 10th                Room 1017 (Strauss McCaskill Center)

Description: Institutions in states that have a high number of undocumented/unauthorized immigrants often review IRB submissions requesting to enroll this vulnerable population, which lies outside the scope of vulnerable populations named in the code for federal regulations.

Objectives:

  • Discuss and provide case examples of protocol applications proposing to enroll undocumented and unauthorized immigrants
  • Apply ethical standards to research involving undocumented students
  • Explore strategies for review at all levels, with emphasis on full committee review
  • Engage audience members to share their own ideas, experiences, and best practices for approving protocols involving undocumented and unauthorized immigrants

1.25 CRS Elective Credits

MyCompass Course ID: 1963-0251

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Is Misconception Always a Misconception? (recording) 
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. -8:45 a.m.
Location: Cancer Institute      Floor: 10th                Room 1017 (Strauss McCaskill Center)

Description: Avoiding therapeutic misconception in research has long been appreciated as an important concept.   the premise being that research is not care and distinction between the two is important for the research design, as well as for the understanding of the participant(s).

 

  • Is the boundary between research and clinical care eroding?
  • Are participant expectations changing?
  • Do researchers assume new responsibilities for providing or referring a participant to clinical care?
  • What is the effect on recruitment strategies when there is promised benefit?
  • What should be included in informed consent?

1.25 CRS Elective Credits

MyCompass Course ID:1963-0252

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