Clinical Trials Support Office Lunch and Learn: Designing Strong Pilot and Feasibility Studies

January 27, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

Join the Clinical Trials Support Office for our first-ever Lunch & Learn. Held quarterly, the CTSO Lunch & Learns will center around topics that provide you with the tools to better your research.

February’s Lunch and Learn Topic: Designing Strong Pilot and Feasibility Studies

A feasibility study is an analysis of a project’s relevant factors to determine if it will be successful, while a pilot study is a small scale clinical trial to evaluate its feasibility and to improve the trial design and refine endpoints before it becomes a full-scale study. Both come with their own challenges. Participants in this session will learn more about feasibility and pilot trials and apply that knowledge to a real case study in an interactive workshop.

At the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Know when it is appropriate to undertake the study
  • Be able to articulate reasons and set criteria for success
  • Learn different types of research designs
  • Understand the pragmatic considerations when starting a study
  • Utilize the CONSORT criteria for pilot studies

Presented by:

  • Susan Murphy, ScD, OTR/L – Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Medical Director, Behavior, Function, & Pain CTSU?
  • Peter Higgins, MD, PhD – Professor of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology; Medical Director, Ambulatory & Chronic Disease CTSU
  • Angie Lyden, MS – Clinical Research Science Coordinator, CTSO

Lunch is provided. Space is limited. RSVP is required.