Randomized Trials and Their Independent Data Monitoring Committees: Impacts on Clinical Practice

Boca Raton, FL US
February 29, 2020 to March 1, 2020

This conference has been designed to help physicians incorporate and appreciate the following within their clinical practice:

  • Make more astute clinical judgments based on the totality of evidence which should include the data from large-scale randomized trials of interventions;
  • The unique role of large-scale randomized trials in detecting small to moderate effects of interventions; and
  • The unique and crucial contribution of Independent Data Monitoring Committees to patient safety and trial integrity. 

Along with content experts, learners will explore some of the most notable studies that were affected by the presence of Independent Data Monitoring Committees (DMCs). Learners will also explore the unique role DMCs play in clinical practice. 

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians (MD/DO), Advance Practice Providers (PA/NP/APRN), and pharmacists who serve on or will serve on Data Monitoring Committees, utilize, or hope to better utilize, clinical trial data in their practice. 

Learning Objectives

Following the completion of this activity, learners will be able to: 

1. Adapt their clinical judgements based on the totality of evidence without undue reliance on any guidelines in clinical decision making

2. Describe the crucial role randomized trials play in reliably detecting small to moderate benefits of interventions

3. Employ case-based learning to encourage the use of independent data monitoring committees in research

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.85 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
10/15/2019
Course expires: 
04/01/2020
Event starts: 
02/29/2020 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
03/01/2020 - 12:30pm
Cost:
$495.00
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Saturday, February 29, 2020
7:00 am - 7:30 amRegistration & Continental Breakfast
7:30 am - 7:45 amWelcome (TBD)
7:45 am - 8 :00 am 

Introduction

David L. DeMets, PhD

Paul M. Ridker, MD, MPH

8:00 am - 8:45 am 

The Need for Randomized Trials in Concluding Statistical Association and Judging Causation and their Influence on Clinical Practice

Charles H. Hennekens, MD, DrPH

8:45 am - 9:30 am

The Evolution of Independent Data Monitoring Committees in the Conduct of Randomized Trials and their Influence on Clinical Practice 

James Neaton, PhD

Paul M. Ridker, MD, MPH

9:30 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Small Group Discussions of Case Studies: How Data Monitoring Committee Decisions in Randomized Trials Have Influenced Clinical Practice - Part I 

12:30 pm Adjourn
Sunday, March 1, 2020
7:00 am - 7:30 am Registration and Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:15 am

The Roles of Investigators, Sponsors, and Independent Data Monitoring Committees in Randomized Trials and their Relevance to Clinical Practice

Susan Ellenberg, PhD

Christopher B. Granger, MD, FACC

8:15 am - 9:00 am

Statistical Methods in Data Monitoring of Randomized Trials and their Impacts on Clinical Practice 

David L. DeMets, PhD

Jean Rouleau, MD

9:00 am - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 am - 12:30 pmSmall Group Discussions of Case Studies: How Data Monitoring Committee Decisions in Randomized Trials Have Influenced Clinical Practice - Part II
12:30 pmAdjourn

 

Boca Raton Club & Resort
501 E Camino Real,
Boca Raton, FL 33432
United States
+1 (561) 447-3000

A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference site, Boca Raton Club & Resort. Please use this website to book your accommodations: https://book.passkey.com/e/50013638https://book.passkey.com/e/50013638

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this continuing education (CE) activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest.  Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).  For this educational activity all conflicts of interest have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below.

 

*The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) and Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of  8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 or 8.5 CPE credits. Credit can be earned by documented attendance and by successfully completing the and evaluation. Credit will be provided to NABP CPE Monitor within 60 days after the activity completion.

Universal Activity Number (UAN): J0000358-XXXX-YR-XXX-L01-P

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for .85 continuing education units (CEUs) or 8.5 hours. 

Available Credit

  • 8.50 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.85 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

Course Information

Registration opens: 
10/15/2019
Course expires: 
04/01/2020

Price

Cost:
$495.00
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