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Xtalks Webinars

November 22, 2016 07:30 ET

Upcoming Webinar to Address Emerging Trends in Clinical Trial Methodology for Orphan Disease Drug Development

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 22, 2016) - On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Xtalks will host a complimentary webinar featuring a panel of speakers from Worldwide Clinical Trials, including:

  • Dr. Michael Murphy, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer
  • Josie Measures, Vice President of Biostatistical Operations
  • Lorna Graham, Associate Director, Project Management, Evidence
  • Barbara Zupancic, Director of Global Patient Recruitment and Retention

The presenters will address the increasingly diverse challenges associated with the clinical evaluation of orphan disease products, and the opportunities provided through observational research techniques. The discussion will explore the impetus for innovation from the perspective of different stakeholders, and highlight methods of data acquisition, analyses and presentation within observational research which may inform both regulatory and healthcare decisions.

"One of the major challenges for rare disease clinical research is that increasingly innovative products are evaluated within limited patient populations with refined phenotypes and significant unmet need. In this setting, traditional methods of program design may be ill-suited in scope and timing to address the spectrum of questions defining clinical utility as well as product value," said Dr. Murphy. "During this webinar we'll examine the impetus for innovation and the impact of observational research techniques as companion initiatives informing patient access."

For more information or to register for this free webinar visit: Necessity is the Mother of Invention: The Impetus for Observational Research in Orphan Drug Development

Xtalks, powered by Honeycomb Worldwide Inc., is a leading provider of educational webinars to the global Life Sciences community. Every year thousands of industry practitioners (from pharmaceutical & biotech companies, private & academic research institutions, healthcare centers, etc.) turn to Xtalks for access to quality content. Xtalks helps Life Science professionals stay current with industry developments, trends and regulations. Xtalks webinars also provide perspectives on key issues from top industry thought leaders and service providers.

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