April 16, 2001
MEDIA CONTACT : Kate O'Rourke
Johns Hopkins Medicine is hosting a three-day conference on new trends and controversies in clinical research. The fourth annual event, called the Clinical Research Conference, is being held April, 17, 18, and 19 from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore.
Among other issues, the conference will discuss:
C controversial issues surrounding research ethics and conflict of interestC the latest trends in private-sector and government funding
C patient recruitment and retention difficultiesC the regulatory burden from the investigator’s point of view C FDA level quality control C the evolving role of the Internet in patient recruitment
C the impact of the Human Genome Project on clinical researchC patient confidentiality and medical records research
Speakers include many Johns Hopkins faculty as well as Jeffrey Cohen, director for education, Office for Protection from Research Risks, Department of Health and Human Services; Antoine El-Hage, chief of good clinical practice, Branch II, Food and Drug Administration; Clair A. Francomano, clinical director, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute; Kenneth Getz, president and CEO of CenterWatch, Inc.; Greg Koski, director, Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Department of Health and Human Services; and Stan Woollen, deputy director, Division of Scientific Investigations (DSI), United States Food and Drug Administration.