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Xtalks Webinars

September 06, 2017 07:30 ET

Chronic Pain: Conducting Clinical Trials in Osteoarthritis, a New Webinar Presented by Premier Research and Hosted by Xtalks

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 06, 2017) - In a webinar coming up on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 11am EDT (NA) / 4pm BST (UK) / 5pm CEST (EU-Central), industry experts Michael Kuss, Vice President of Strategic Development, Analgesia, at Premier Research and Scott Millard, Executive Director of Strategic Development, Analgesia, at Premier Research, will discuss best practices for conducting clinical trials in osteoarthritis.

It's the leading cause of disability due to pain and the most common form of arthritis, afflicting an estimated 237 million people worldwide. Osteoarthritis (OA) occurs as the cartilage on the end of bones wears down and most often affects the hands, knees, hips, and spine -- though it can damage any joint in the body.

Treating the chronic pain patients experience is among the most enduring challenges in analgesic drug development. In this webinar, the speakers will examine:

  • Osteoarthritis as a flexible model for development of new therapies
  • Design of clinical trial protocols to address the special needs of the drug being studied
  • Study design features that reduce placebo effects
  • Typical efficacy scales in OA studies
  • Common data analysis methods

To learn more about this complimentary event visit: Chronic Pain: Conducting Clinical Trials in Osteoarthritis

About Premier Research

Premier Research is a leading contract research organization serving the needs of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies worldwide. The company has a wealth of experience in the execution of global, regional, and local clinical development programs, with a special focus on addressing unmet needs in areas such as analgesia, CNS, rare diseases, medical device and diagnostics, oncology, and pediatric research. Premier Research operates in 84 countries and employs more than 1,000 professionals, including a strong international network of clinical monitors and project managers, regulatory, data management, statistical, scientific, and medical experts. With its mission to improve productivity in clinical development, the company aligns itself with the mission of its customers to bring new medical treatments to patients promptly, accurately, and cost-effectively.

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