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Webinars

April | May

April

April 15, 2014

Barnett International

Drug Development and FDA Regulations

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern

This web seminar provides an overview of the drug development process. Included are the Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations and how they interact in the drug development process.

April 16, 2014

Barnett International

Writing Clinical Study Protocols

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

The basis and success of any drug or device development program is the clinical trial protocol. Clinical trials conducted under an IND or IDE cannot begin without a protocol, and yet there is variability between companies and individuals on how to approach writing this critical document. Clinical trials and entire programs have failed because the protocol was not scientifically sound. Knowing how to effectively research and write a clinical trial protocol is essential to a compound achieving IRB and market approval.

April 17, 2014

Barnett International

Clinical Trial Documentation: Electronic Health Records, Essential Documents and the Use of Notes to File Workshop

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern

Maintaining the accuracy and adequacy of clinical trial documentation is both a critical component of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and a challenge in today’s rapidly changing clinical research environment. In this workshop, learners will focus on the regulatory requirements and practical implementation of three key study documentation components: Electronic health records, essential documentation in the site’s study file, and Notes to File (NTFs).

April 17, 2014

Barnett International

Trial Master File (TMF) for Sponsors: Set-Up and Maintenance

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern

The Trial Master File (TMF) is a collection of the essential documents for a sponsor to record how they have fulfilled their obligations as sponsor for a clinical trial project. This web seminar reviews the sponsor TMF required and additional content for a clinical trial. The activities of set-up, maintenance, and quality control and assurance will be discussed along with common deficiencies and challenges. This course will also include handouts and discussion of the TMF Reference Model.

April 18, 2014

Barnett International

Preparing Clinical Research Sites for FDA Inspections

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern

This web seminar is designed for participants that are sponsors/CROs and research site representatives preparing for a research site FDA inspection. From audit readiness to action item resolution, each site faces its own unique challenges. This course will prepare you and your site for expectations from the FDA and provide concrete steps you can take to prepare before, during and after the inspection.

April 18, 2014

Barnett International

Protocol Deviations: Documenting, Managing, and Reporting

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

According to both U.S. regulations and the ICH Good Clinical Practice: Consolidated Guideline, Clinical Investigators are required to conduct a clinical trial in compliance with the investigational plan/protocol. Protocol deviations should not be implemented without sponsor agreement and the prior approval/favorable opinion from the IRB/IEC, except when necessary to eliminate an immediate safety issue for research subjects. However, unapproved protocol deviations occur in every study and at every site.

April 22, 2014

Barnett International

Monitoring Plan Development

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Eastern

Although monitoring plans are not defined or specifically required by FDA regulations or the ICH Guideline for Good Clinical Practice, both organizations endorse the use of this tool in a Quality Systems management approach to clinical research. The traditional approach to monitoring plan development has relied upon reinforcing SOP-mandated monitoring activities with little focus on project and/or protocolspecific monitoring needs. This web seminar provides participants with concepts and templates to set up a monitoring plan that supports unique project risks and links to valuable data regarding investigative site and Clinical Research Associate (CRA) performance. Suggestions for development of monitoring plans for a risk-based approach to monitoring are also provided in this session.

April 22, 2014

Barnett International

Principal Investigator Training: Roles and Responsibilities

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

The roles and responsibilities of the Principal Investigator (PI) are essential for quality data and regulatory compliant clinical trials, but the PI remains an under-trained position in the industry. Because of the critical role the PI plays during a clinical trial, there is debate within the industry of mandatory certification for the PI and/or site accreditation. Documentation of industry training is essential. This web seminar reviews the clinical trial core competencies required for the Principal Investigator in accordance with the federal regulations, ICH GCP guidelines, and industry best practices.

April 22, 2014

Barnett International

Principal Investigator (PI) Oversight and the Appropriate Delegation of Tasks

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern

Principal Investigators (PIs) are required to provide adequate oversight of all clinical research activities at the site, whether the activity is conducted by the PI, by study team members, or by applicable third parties. Adequate oversight encompasses many activities and obligations, such as ensuring regulatory compliance, staff training, and subject medical care. In this web seminar, we will discuss the regulatory requirements and guidance regarding adequate investigator oversight and appropriate delegation of study tasks, review documentation requirements, and determine strategies for appropriate delegation of tasks.

April 23, 2014

Barnett International

Developing Clinical Study Budgets for Sponsors

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern

In an environment where studies are becoming more challenging to execute and taking more resources and time than anticipated, it is key to develop a solid and flexible budget to allow for study execution challenges. In developing a budget it is critical to address all standard line items such as reimbursement for procedures, but how can the oversight and follow-up time be accurately calculated? How does Fair Market Value (FMV) criteria factor into budget development? What questions should be asked to determine additional, unwritten, study expectations? What are some key elements leading to delayed budget negotiation and approval? This web seminar will address the fundamentals of budget development and considerations for ensuring that budgets are developed fairly to ensure that sites are appropriately reimbursed for study expectations.

April 23, 2014

Barnett International

CRA Current Practice Update: Impact of the FDA BIMO Program

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

The FDA announced in 2006 an initiative to modernize the regulation of clinical trials, including the BIMO inspections program. This includes conducting inspections and other assessments earlier in the development of a potential product to build quality into the clinical trial upfront rather than assessing it at trial completion. From this initiative, the FDA has generated new guidance and regulation that directly affect the performance of the sponsor monitor. The initiative is a dynamic process and this web seminar tracks the updates that directly affect monitoring. Examples of how to implement the agency requirements and recommendations into current practices and specific projects are also covered.

April 24, 2014

Barnett International

Risk-Based Site Monitoring

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Eastern

In the current GCP regulatory climate, risk-based decision making should be supported within the clinical Quality System. A management approach used in many industries where performance is critical under tight timelines for regulated activities, risk-based decision making makes sense for such activities as sponsor monitoring in clinical research. Applying a risk-based approach to the monitoring and site management should be based on a given project’s risk profile. A risk- based approach can address current monitoring practices that are costly and ineffective, and help projects meet financial and compliance goals. This web seminar will present the concepts and case scenarios of risk-based monitoring (RBM).

April 25, 2014

Barnett International

Root Cause Analysis: Applying the Concept for Better Study Compliance Management

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern

Managing compliance in the research industry is vital to successful clinical trials. Regulatory authorities expect that all stakeholders identify non-compliance, intervene, and then evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention. Without root cause analysis, interventions cannot be effectively identified and designed. This web seminar will present the scientific concepts of root cause analysis and apply them specifically in the clinical trial setting. Root cause analysis is invaluable for all stakeholders in clinical research, the sponsor, CRO, site, and Institutional Review Board (IRB).

April 28, 2014

Barnett International

Recent Trends in Noncompliance: Critical Review and Analysis of Recent Regulatory Letters and Communications from the FDA, EMA, and Health Canada

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern

As the clinical research environment evolves in response to both internal and external changes, regulatory agency communication appears to be focused on particular areas of GCP compliance. Regulatory agencies’ recent findings for Clinical Investigators, sponsors, and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) tend to reflect historic areas of noncompliance; however, more attention is being placed on ensuring that corrective and preventive action plans are developed to secure compliance. This web seminar will examine the trends in recent regulatory communication and open discussion for review of acceptable versus unacceptable responses.

April 29, 2014

Barnett International

Fraud in Clinical Research: An Overview

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern

Fraudulent activities in clinical research undermine clinical research professionals’ ability to meet their obligations for ensuring credible data is obtained from protected participants. This web seminar provides an overview of fraud in clinical research and its potential impact on the industry and the public’s health.

April 30, 2014

Barnett International

Monitoring Reports: 10 Rules of Effective Report Writing

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) creates reports that have many audiences, one being regulatory authorities reviewing essential documentation of clinical trials linked to marketing application approvals. This web seminar presents 10 categories of scientific report writing in the context of the role of the CRA and the reports that they write. The applicable reports are monitoring visit reports, e-mails, telephone reports, Memos to File, and more. The concepts of writing in a scientific voice versus first person, objective versus subjective, and many more are presented. This course is invaluable for the CRA, as well as the individual who critiques the various reports.

April 30, 2014

Barnett International

Final AE Regulatory Guidance: Reporting/Communication of Safety Information from Clinical Trials to IRBs

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern

This web seminar presents content and impact discussion of the FDA and Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) Adverse Event reporting guidance documents. The guidance documents address issues of Adverse Event information exchange between stakeholders and propose solutions to the issues of the quality of information being sent to the IRBs. The guidance impacts the activities of the research site, IRB, and sponsor/CRO’s role in compiling and/or communicating Adverse Event information during a research study, changing the industry’s current practices.

April 30, 2014

Barnett International

Preparing for SOP Inspection: An Auditor's Perspective

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are defined as detailed, written instructions that permit processes to be executed uniformly. In an effort to ensure compliance with regulations and guidelines, many sponsors, CROs, and clinical research sites have developed and incorporated SOPs into their operations. Too often, however, these documents are not reviewed critically and with enough frequency to make certain the information they convey is accurate and acceptable. Although training of staff and assessment of comprehension and compliance are crucial to implementation, the content and structure of SOPs should be routinely audited to take full advantage of their purpose. In this web seminar, we will discuss approaches to evaluating SOPs to ensure they are current and compliant.

May

May 1, 2014

Barnett International

CRC Role/Responsibilities Training

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) can be a key liaison between the investigator, subject, Institutional Review Board (IRB), and sponsor. The CRC assists the investigator to ensure that the clinical trial is successfully implemented and completed. This web seminar presents the core skills and activities performed by the CRC and the documentation requirements that come along with clinical trials.

May 2, 2014

Barnett International

GCP Training for Investigators

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern

This web seminar provides a brief review of new drug development and the clinical trial process as it affects the investigator, and explains where Good Clinical Practice (GCP) fits in. Relevant sections of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), and Form FDA 1572 are discussed in-depth and in relationship to the investigator’s responsibilities for proper conduct of clinical trials. This course will highlight the 13 principles of ICH GCP as the foundation for all clinical studies, and demonstrate to the investigator the rationale for sponsor requirements throughout clinical development of an investigational drug.

May 2, 2014

Barnett International

Design Considerations for GCP Training Programs

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

Regulatory authority inspection trends are identifying a need for truly effective Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training. GCP training should ensure that clinical research stakeholders not only “know GCP” but know how to apply the principles of GCP in their work lives. The decision to develop and implement a GCP Training Program is a time-consuming and expensive project for any clinical research organization. How can you maximize the effectiveness of the training to ensure return on this investment in both financial and compliance terms? By designing GCP training with a focus on engaging adult learners, which is critical to ensuring both acceptance by the learners and the transfer of knowledge into everyday professional practice. This web seminar will identify key elements to consider throughout the phases of program development and design, training deployment, and post-course assessment.

May 5, 2014

Barnett International

Use of Notes to File in Clinical Trial Essential Documentation

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern

Notes to File (NTF), also known as Memo to File, are commonly used as essential documentation in sponsor and site files. Many times the content of the NTF does not serve the purpose for use or serves no purpose at all. This web seminar will discuss the appropriate and inappropriate uses of NTF, the questions to ask to determine if NTF would be beneficial, and the components of a quality NTF, if being used.

May 5, 2014

Barnett International

Corrective Action Plans: Essential Documentation of a Site's Response to GCP Deficiencies

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern

Non-compliance at research sites requires corrective action planning to address the deficiencies. The corrective action plan should include more than just the identification of the deficiency and intervention chosen to address the issue. Effective corrective action planning includes other important components that lead to promoting improved performance for future activities: Ultimately improved human subject protections and data integrity. Lack of these components can lead to repeated non-compliance and in some cases to rejection of corrective action plans by regulatory authorities.

May 5, 2014

Barnett International

HIPAA Team Training: Fundamental Training Specifically for Clinical Research Settings

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

HIPAA Team Training has been designed as a course presenting concepts and terminology of HIPAA specific to conducting clinical trials. The web seminar presents the core elements with methodologies for blending the concepts into established clinical trial best practices. The focus of the course is to train sponsors/CROs and site clinical researchers HIPAA concepts for later application in day-to-day roles.

May 6, 2014

Barnett International

Study Site Start-Up: Organization and Management Tips for the Novice Clinical Research Site

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern

The role of the research site is vital in the success of a clinical trial. Quality research sites are in great demand in the current research environment. This web seminar presents an overview of the core components for a successful research site. Examples of successful sites for benchmarking will be included as well as resources for more information.