About the Society
A Message from 2017-2018 SCT President, Theodore G. Karrison, PhD
Hello! I am privileged to serve as your President and to welcome both new and old members to the Society. The Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) is a scientific, educational, and charitable organization whose mission is to work internationally to advance human health through advocating the use of clinical trials, leading the development and dissemination of optimal methods and practices in clinical trials, and educating and developing clinical trial professionals. We accomplish this mission through our annual scientific meeting, which includes invited and contributed sessions, poster presentations, and educational short courses and workshops; our highly regarded journal Clinical Trials; our ongoing webinar series; and our many outreach activities. The Society is currently in its 39th year and our members come from academia, industry, government and non-profit research and advocacy groups. We are a multidisciplinary society consisting of clinical investigators, biostatisticians, project managers, IT specialists, clinical research associates and other specialists engaged in the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials. We are a truly international organization, as evidenced by our 2017 annual meeting, which was co-sponsored by the MRC Hubs Network and held in Liverpool, England. We also sponsor the SCT-QSPI (Quantitative Sciences in the Pharmaceutical Industry) workshop, which is held biannually in the Washington, DC area. This workshop brings together statisticians and other specialists from industry, the U.S. FDA, and academia.
Have you considered becoming a member? Your membership in the SCT provides many benefits, including a subscription to the SCT journal Clinical Trials, access to our popular webinar series, and our online membership directory. Please avail yourself of the opportunities offered by membership and encourage your colleagues and students to become members in our dynamic organization. There are many opportunities to help us foster our mission, including participation in or leadership of one of our several committees, which you can learn about by perusing our website. If you would like to be involved in these efforts or other Society activities, feel free to contact me. Please also do not hesitate to contact me with your suggestions, ideas, and comments. I look forward to another exciting and productive year!
Theodore G. Karrison, PhD
SCT President 2017-2018
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