TRI Auditorium
08 Oct 2019 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Seminar: The Dilemmas of Governance and Translational Trials

Seminar presented by Professor Barbara Bierer, co-founder and head of the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Centre of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard, a collaborative effort to improve standards for the planning and conduct of international clinical trials; and Director of the Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and the Law program at the Harvard Catalyst. She is also Director of Regulatory Policy for SMART IRB, a national effort to align single site IRB review of multi-site trials. Prof Bierer has been invited to present at the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) International Clinical Trials Symposium in Sydney and has agreed to give a seminar and to chair a forum at TRI during her visit. 

The delays in getting clinical trials going are causing distress to the investigators and patients; chewing up both human and financial resources; and ultimately delaying, sometimes by years, the time it takes to get a health improvement into practice. Governance requirements are one of the major causes of these delays. In this seminar, Prof Bierer will discuss in detail what they are doing at Harvard to overcome these issues, and what Queensland can do. The seminar will take place from 5pm-6pm followed by a networking function in the atrium afterwards from 6pm for attendees.

This is a registration only event – please RSVP to [email protected] by Friday 4th October. 

Professor Bierer will also chair a forum in TRI on Wednesday 9th October from 8am discussing these challenges with panel members from a range of areas including: a Clinician Investigator, a Researcher, Research Partnership Manager at a University and a Director of Research at a Hospital. To find out more about the forum, please see here