WIO Clinical Trials Training Program

 

The Women in Ophthalmology Clinical Trials Training Program aims to increase the number of women ophthalmologists in research. The rationale behind this program is twofold:

  1. Diversity amongst clinical trial investigators fosters participation of diverse study patient populations.
    There is a paucity of female lead investigators in ophthalmology.

If, as a profession, we truly want to increase diversity in leadership, research is the ideal venue to move the needle. Clinical trial involvement creates an abundance of leadership opportunities with the ability to author scientific publications, present findings at major meetings, and participate in advisory boards.

As we have evaluated topics presented at our annual WIO Summer Symposium, we learned that many female ophthalmologists had an interest in being involved in clinical research but would like further education in understanding how to initiate a clinical trial, recruit patients, handle an audit, manage budget shortfalls, etc.

CLINICAL TRIALS PROGRAM SURVEY

To clearly define educational gaps and provide meaningful educational content, we launched a Clinical Trials Program Survey to the WIO community. The results of this survey aided in structuring a comprehensive training and mentorship program for our members.

The companies listed below have committed to this one-of-a-kind educational program to empower women ophthalmologists in clinical trials research. Please join us in thanking them for their efforts.


Dr. Lejla VajzovicDirector, WIO Clinical Trials Program

Dr. Lejla Vajzovic Director,
WIO Clinical Trials Program

CLINICAL TRIALS PROGRAM TRAININGS

Our 2024 series information is below. This one-of-a-kind comprehensive program takes you step-by-step through the process of successfully adding clinical trials to your practice.

CLINICAL RESEARCH TRENDS AND INSIGHTs FOR 2024 (WEBINAR)

  • Moderator: Dr. Lejla Vajzovic
  • Wednesday, March 6th at 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET
  • FREE for WIO members / $30 for non-members

A distinguished panel of clinical trial experts will delve into their perspectives on the pivotal trends, disruptions, and innovations shaping the landscape in the coming year. Gain valuable insights that will be beneficial for sponsors, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), research sites, and patients alike.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explore the anticipated trends in clinical research for 2024, as identified by industry-leading experts.
  • Understand the potential disruptions that may impact sponsors, CROs, research sites, and patients, and how to navigate them effectively.
  • Gain insights into innovative approaches and technologies that are expected to transform the clinical trial landscape in the near future.
  • Foster a deeper understanding of the evolving dynamics between stakeholders and how they may influence the conduct of clinical research.

EXCELLING IN INVESTIGATOR-INITIATED TRIALS: STRATEGIES AND PERSPECTIVES (WEBINAR)

  • Moderator: Dr. Lejla Vajzovic
  • Wednesday, June 12th at 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET
  • FREE for WIO members / $30 for non-members

Unlock the secrets to successful Investigator-Initiated Trials (IITs) with our comprehensive session. Delve into the intricacies of clinical research management for IITs and gain invaluable insights on navigating common challenges. This session is designed to equip you with practical tips and tricks that can make a significant difference in the success of your IIT endeavors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehensive Overview: Acquire a high-level understanding of the key considerations involved in launching an Investigator-Initiated Study (IIT). Explore the critical components that contribute to the success of IITs from inception to completion.
  • Site as the Sponsor: Explore specific considerations that arise when a site takes on the role of the sponsor in an IIT. Gain insights into the unique challenges and opportunities associated with this scenario and learn how to effectively manage them.
  • Best Practices and Tools: Receive actionable insights and practical tools for the assessment and management of Investigator-Initiated Trials. Discover best practices that streamline processes and enhance the overall efficiency of IITs, accompanied by user-friendly worksheets to facilitate effective management.

WIO SUMMER SYMPOSIUM IN-PERSON SESSION: EXPLORING CLINICAL RESEARCH CAREERS – NAVIGATING INSIGHTS AND PATHWAYS

  • Moderator: Dr. Lejla Vajzovic
  • WIO 2024 Summer Symposium Session & Reception (LIVE)

Embark on a journey through the diverse career paths within the clinical research landscape with our esteemed panel of industry professionals. Gain valuable insights into their personal experiences, learn about the evolution of their roles, and receive invaluable advice for individuals aspiring to enter the dynamic field of clinical research.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the Clinical Research Landscape: Obtain a comprehensive understanding of the various roles that constitute the clinical research industry. Identify key responsibilities and functions associated with different positions.
  • Chart Your Career Growth: Discover avenues for personal and professional development within the clinical research sector. Gain insights into strategies for advancing your career and achieving long-term success.
  • Anticipate the Future of Clinical Research Roles: Understand the evolving landscape of clinical research and how roles are expected to change in the future. Acquire knowledge on emerging trends and technologies shaping the industry.
  • Prepare for Your Journey: Receive practical advice and tips from seasoned professionals to navigate the challenges and opportunities in clinical research. Develop a proactive approach to preparing for a successful career in the evolving field.

MASTERING PATIENT RECRUITMENT – INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES, TOOLS, AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION (WEBINAR)

  • Moderator: Dr. Lejla Vajzovic
  • Wednesday, November 13th at 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET
  • FREE for WIO members / $30 for non-members

Join us for an insightful webinar where industry experts delve into the intricacies of patient recruitment, unveiling proven strategies, cutting-edge tools, and impactful communication techniques. Our speakers will not only share their successful recruitment approaches but also engage in a dynamic Q&A session. Get ready to gain valuable insights, discover new tips, and acquire practical tricks that can elevate your patient recruitment strategy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the integration of technology in fostering seamless collaboration within research teams and streamlining cross-team tasks.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of various recruitment materials and strategies to optimize your recruitment campaigns.
  • Understand the pivotal role of media attention in enhancing clinical research recruitment efforts, unlocking the potential for broader participant engagement.
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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Interested in sponsoring the WIO Clinical Trials Training Program?

There are still opportunities available! Contact the WIO Executive Office for more information.