We are pleased to announce a conference of interest to anyone involved in veterinary clinical research.  This conference is the first in an annual series focused on best practices in clinical research in veterinary medicine, and will be held remotely at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine on October 23 and 24th, 2020.

This conference is relevant to anyone involved in clinical research including veterinarians, researchers, technicians, administrators, and industry partners. We have organized a number of panels to promote audience participation and discussion with the presenters, in addition to an evening event to promote networking and discussion.  Please feel free to forward this information to anyone that may have an interest.

Tentative schedule of speakers, topics, and events.

 Friday 23rd October

    5:00 pm              Welcome, Ben Brainard, UGA and Mindy Quigley, VMCVM

    5:10 pm              Panel Discussion: Private Clinic – University Partnerships: Can they work?, Philip Bergman, Director Clinical    Studies,  VCA and Michele Borgarelli, VMCVM

    6:10 pm              Open Discussion: The Bottom Line: Creating a CRO fee structure that works, Break-out groups and discussion

    7:10 -7:40 pm     Attracting Sponsorship, Kelley Gibson, Senior Director of Development, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

    7:40-8:00 pm      Open discussion/brainstorming

    Saturday 24th October

    1:00 pm              Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials: What can we share and gain?, Elizabeth Mitchell, Medical Science Liaison at Boehringer Ingelheim

    2:00 pm              Panel Discussion: Patient Recruitment Successes and Failures, Carol Frederick, Clinical Trials Coordinator, Cornell and Carrie Emke,  Research Specialist, NCSU

    3:00 pm              Social Media Tips for Recruitment, TBD

    4:00 pm              The Multi-Center Study: Data Collection, Documentation, Support, Communication, Kristen Khanna,  President and CEO, ACI

    5:00 pm              Networking/Happy Hour (BYO 😊)

Registration is available at:        https://vet.uga.edu/event/best-practices-in-clinical-research/