November 22, 2017
During infectious disease outbreaks, clinical trials to test treatments face a number of challenges including:
- uncertainty about populations, interventions, comparators, effect size
- uncertainty about differences in treatment effect
- lead time, especially in fast moving outbreaks.
APPRISE researcher, Professor Steve Webb, presented a webinar discussing adaptive trial design and how trials can deal with uncertainty and be ready to use (but modifiable) prior to an epidemic or pandemic.
A video of his webinar is now available for viewing.
The webinar was hosted by Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R), an alliance to promote an effective research response within 48 hours of a significant infectious disease outbreak.