Clinical Trials SIG
The purpose of this SIG is to provide a forum to discuss challenges and advances in the methods of conducting clinical trials of analgesics for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. The SIG will focus on techniques to maximize standardize effect size in order to decrease the probability of false negative results. Specific topics will include: maximizing treatment effect through protocol design, minimizing placebo response via patient education tools and videos, minimizing inter-site variability using staff education and standardization tools.
Membership in the Clinical Trials SIG allows you the benefit of participating in an APS sponsored Listserv. This forum offers community members an exchange for sharing best practices, asking questions, offering helpful information, and networking. To post a message to all members, send an e-mail to APSClinicalTrialsSIG@lists.americanpainsociety.org.
Please keep in mind that you can only send messages to the listserv from the e-mail address you provided in your member profile. If you are having difficulties using this listserv, please e-mail the APS Listserv Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APS Annual Scientific Meeting
In May 2016, the Clinical Trials SIG hosted its first annual Conference on Analgesic Trials (APS-CAT), a full-day conference at APS' Scientific Meeting in Austin. The event featured presentations and Q & A with eight speakers, including current and former FDA division directors Sharon Hertz and Bob Rappaport. 200 participants were in attendance to discuss all aspects of analgesic clinical trial design and conduct.
The goals of the Clinical Trials SIG and APS-CAT are:
- Gather world-renowned experts in clinical trial conduct to convey current best practices
- Discuss experimental methods that increase analgesic trial assay sensitivity
- Highlight common clinical pain models and discuss their pros/cons
- Convene interested parties at a familiar venue prior to the APS Annual Scientific Meeting in order to facilitate networking and future collaboration
A review of the 2016 APS Pre-Conference Event: Conference on Analgesic Trials (APS-CAT).
To join this SIG, contact the APS national office at email@example.com.
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