- Oral Presentations
- Poster Presentations
- Chalmers Students Scholarships
- Sylvan Green Travel Award
registration | Pricing
|Conference Registration Type||Early Bird (before April 2, 2018)||Regular Registration|
|Pre-Conference Workshops (1/2 day)||$200.00||$250.00|
|Sunday Evening Workshop||$125.00||$175.00|
|Developing Country Member||-||$200.00|
|Developing Country Non-Member||-||$300.00|
Conference Registration fee includes:
- Attendance at all sessions and entrance to the exhibition area (Monday, May 21st to Wednesday, May 23rd)
- Delegate bag and conference program
- Tea/Coffee and lunches on the Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, and Wednesday 23rd
Payment of Registration Fees
Full payment must be made by credit/debit card at the time of registering. Cards accepted are VISA, Visa Debit, MasterCard, and American Express.
Entry to the conference will not be permitted unless full payment has been received. On receipt of your registration form, a confirmation email and receipt will be sent to you by the conference organizers. If you have not received this within 5 working days of registering, please contact the conference organizers by emailing email@example.com
Notification of cancellation must be submitted by email to the conference organizers to firstname.lastname@example.org Cancellations made on or before May 7, 2018 will be refundedless the $50 administration fee.
Cancellations made after May 7, 2018 will NOT be refunded. No Shows will NOT be refunded.
All delegates are recommended to ensure they have the correct visas and passport requirements to travel to the conference, see below for more details and guidance
By attending the meeting, members consent to being filmed and/or photographed for SCT purposes.
Non-USA participants may require a Visa to enter the USA. To check if you need a USA Visa please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html. Delegates may also contact the consulate/embassy in their home country for further information.
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**Visa Applications - Letter From The Organizing Secretariat**
If you require a letter to confirm your registration please complete the online registration form and make payment. Please email email@example.com to request a letter after you have registered and made payment. If your visa is declined we are only able to offer refunds in line with our cancellation terms and conditions.
Program | PreliminaryFollowing is this year's preliminary program including registration opening, pre-conference workshops, keynote talks,
poster sessions, Trial of the Year presentation, Fellows induction, business meeting, student scholarships and awards.
Download Preliminary Program PDF
|Pre-Conference Workshops - Sunday, May 20, 2018|
|8:00am - 12:00pm||Pre-Conference Workshop 1
Adaptive Multi-arm Platform Trials
|Pre-Conference Workshop II
Design and Conduct of Efficient,Innovative Pilot & Feasibility Studies for Complex Interventions
|Pre-Conference Workshop III
Understanding adaptive designsthrough phase II single-arm trials
|12:00pm - 1:00pm||LUNCH BREAK (lunch not included)|
|1:00pm - 5:00pm||Pre-Conference Workshop IV
Novel Adaptive Designs for EarlyPhase Clinical Trials
How to use IDEAL (Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment and Long-term study)to improve surgical innovation and medical device evaluation
|Pre-Conference Workshop VI
A tutorial on sample size forefficient cluster, cluster cross-over and stepped-wedge randomized trials; andintroduction to an online “app”
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adaptive Designs: How Can We Achieve the
|Pre-Conference Workshop VIII
Studying Treatment Mechanisms - A Whistle Stop Tour of Simple Mediation Analysis
Training the Next Generation of DMC Membersand the Teams that Support Them
|7:00pm - 10:00pm||FELLOWS DINNER|
|SCT Annual Meeting - Monday, May 21, 2018|
|7:30am||REGISTRATION & SPEAKER PREVIEW OPEN|
|7:30am - 8:00am||Coffee/Tea Break|
|8:00am - 12:00pm||Welcome - SCT President
Curtis Meinert Keynote
Steve Goodman, MD, MHS, PhD.
Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research and
Professor of Medicine and of Health Research &Policy, Standford
|9:30am - 10:00am||BREAK (continental breakfast): Exhibits/Posters|
|10:00am - 11:30am||Invited Session 1
The Micro-Randomized Trial Design for developing adaptive mobile health interventions
|Invited Session 2
Adaptive Timing of Interim Analysis for Primary Efficacy Outcome
|Invited Session 3
Marianne Kearney Chase
Keeping Your Eye on the Endpoints: Study Closeout Starts from the Beginning
|Invited Session 4
Informed Consent and Innovative Trial Designs
|Invited Session 5
Pragmatic Benefit:risk Asessment in Clinical Trials: A New Paradigm Using Pairwise Comparison of Patients
|In-Conference Workshop 1
StatTag for Connecting R, SAS, and Stata to Word: A Practical Approach to Reproducibility
|11:30am - 12:45pm||LUNCH BREAK|
|12:45pm - 2:15pm||Invited Session 6
Shawna N. Smith
Designing Trials within Implementation Laboratories
|Invited Session 7
Elizabeth L Turner
Elizabeth L. Turner
Covariate constrained randomization for the design of parallel and stepped wedge cluster trials
|Invited Session 8
Barbara H. Braffett
John M. Lachin
Clinical Studies with Long-term Follow-up: Experiences and Lessons Learned
|Invited Session 9 - (E,IC)
Developing a framework for the ethical design and conduct of pragmatic trials: consultation with the clinical trials community
|Invited Session 10 - (DM)
The Role of Central IRB vs DSMB in the Decision Making Process for Premature Termination or Enrollment Suspension of a Multicenter Trial
|In-Conference Workshop 2
Engaging ‘tricky’ sites: hints and tips
|2:15pm - 2:30pm||BREAK (beverages only)|
|2:30pm-3:30pm||Contributed Session 1||Contributed Session 2||Contributed Session 3||Contributed Session 4||Contributed Session 5
||Contributed Session 6
|3:30pm-4:00pm||Break with beverages & light snack: Exhibitors/Posters|
|4:00pm-5:30pm||Invited Session 11
Recent Developments in Umbrella, Basket and Platform Trial Designs
|Invited Session 12
What Are We Learning from Pragmatic Clinical Trials?Â Design, Implementation and Analytic Strategies
|Invited Session 13
Introducing the new CONSORT extension for the Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomised Trial
|Invited Session 14
Competing with RVUs: How to successfully balance clinical research and clinical practice for the academic clinical principal investigator
|Invited Session 15
Dynamic and Interactive Collaboration between Quantitative and Clinical Scientists: Towards a Better Way of Monitoring and Evaluating Safety Data during Clinical Development
|SCT Annual Meeting - Tuesday, May 22, 2018|
|7:30am - 8:00am||Coffee/Tea Break|
|8:00am - 9:00am||Presentation of the Class of 2017 Fellows
William C. Cushman, MD
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine,
Chief, Preventive Medicine Section, at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Memphis
|9:00am - 9:15am||BREAK|
|9:15am - 10:15am||Contributed Session 7||Contributed Session 8||Contributed Session 9||Contributed Session 10||Contributed Session 11||Contributed Session 12|
|10:15am - 10:45am||BREAK: (Continental Breakfast) Exhibits/Posters|
|10:45am - 11:45am||Contributed Session 13||Contributed Session 14||Contributed Session 15||Contributed Session 16||Contributed Session 17||Contributed Session 18|
|11:45am - 1:15pm||Lunch/SCT Business Meeting|
|1:15pm - 2:45pm||Invited Session 16
Nicole (Xiaoyun) Li
Current Development of Adaptive Designs in Clinical Trials
|Invited Session 17 - (TD,SA)
Alternatives to Conventional Survival Analysis Metrics for Clinical Trials
|Invited Session 18 - (TM,C)
Optimizing investigational drug management to enhance clinical trial operation quality
|Invited Session 19
Pragmatic Benefit:risk Assessment in Clinical Trials: A New Paradigm Using Pairwise Comparison of Patients
|Invited Session 20
Victoria Borg Debono
In memory of Dave Sackett: Interim data sharing by data safety monitoring boards of trials (Alternative title: Dave Sackett’s last project on interim data sharing by DSMBs of trials)
|In-Conference Workshop 3
Statistical Graphs in SAS Using Graphics Template Language (GTL)
|2:45pm - 3:15pm||Break: Exhibits/Posters (beverage with light snack)|
|3:15pm - 4:45pm||Invited SessionÂ 21 - (ITD)
Design of an Adaptive Trial of Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Refractory Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest (EROCA)
|Invited Session 22 - (TD,SA)
Dynamic determination of a power prior parameter â€“ the discount prior approach
|Invited Session 23 - (R)
Achieving the impossible? Case studies of successful recruitment to randomised clinical trials considered contentious or impossible
|Invited Session 24 - (PT)
When pragmatism and reality collide: use of the PRECIS 1 and 2 tools in PCORI funded trials
|Invited Session 25 - (DM)
Barry Davis, M.D., Ph.D.
Garnet Anderson, Ph.D.
Susan Halabi, Ph.D.
Oliver Sartor, M.D.
Role of Data Monitoring Committees in Complicated Trials
|In-Conference Workshop 4
Using Studies within a Trial (SWATs) to increase the evidence base for trial recruitment and retention decision-making
|SCT Annual Meeting - Wednesday, May 23, 2018|
|7:30am - 8:00am||Coffee/Tea Break|
|8:00am - 9:00am||Trial of the Year|
|9:00am - 9:30am||BREAK (Continental Breakfast)|
|9:30am - 10:30am||Contributed Session 19||Contributed Session 20||Contributed Session 21||Contributed Session 22||Contributed Session 23||Contributed Session 24|
|10:30am - 10:45am||BREAK|
|10:45am - 12:15pm||Invited Session 26 - (ITD)
Phase 2 Basket Trial Designs and Applications
|Invited Session 27 - (TD,SA)
Pragmatic Benefit: Risk Assessment in Clinical Trials: A New Paradigm Using Pairwise Comparison of Patients
|Invited Session 28 - (Other)
Clinical Trials in China â€“ Opportunities and Challenges for International Collaboration
|Invited Session 29 - (E,IC)
Placebo and sham controlled trials in surgery and in other invasive procedures: lessons, ethics and design issues
|Invited Session 30 - (DS,R)
Tze L Lai
Reproducible Clinical Trials
|In-Conference Workshop 5
PRECIS-2: Precisely how can this tool help investigators design trials to achieve practical answers to “real world” questions?
Abstract | Submissions
Please select from the five different intake systems below to submit your proposals or nominations for this year's meeting in Portland, Oregon.
All intake systems will be opened for submissions on September 5th, and will close at 11:59pm EST on the dates noted below.
Each year the Society for Clinical Trials presents an award to a randomized clinical trial published in the previous year that best fulfills SCT predefined standards standards
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Exhibition | Sponsors
A La Carte Sponsorships & Exhibitors
We are delighted to allow companies the ability to either sponsor or exhibit at this years conference in Portland, Oregon, USA. There are a range of opportunities available at the conference with the exhibition that will take place alongside the conference sessions and refreshment breaks.
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