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Upcoming HQP Series Webinar

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019​
Time: 1:00 pm EST
Speaker: Shahana Safdar, PhD

Lessons Learned – Managing Clinical Trials

With the increase in the demand for evidence-based medicine there has been a similar increase in clinical trials and studies. While some clinical trials are small and limited to a single center, others are larger, multicenter studies. These each have unique challenges. Between getting a grant and closing out a clinical trial there are many unforeseen problems that may arise. This talk will outline strategies to deal with some of the common issues that occur while running both single and multi-center clinical trials. Budget and contract negotiation, recruitment strategies, data cleaning, and preparing for audits will be discussed.

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Speaker Bio

Shahana Safdar is a Research manager in the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta working with Dr R. Sheldon and Dr. S. Raj. She has been managing both international and national clinical trials in the area of Syncope for the last 3 years. Shahana has a PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

2019 Archive

The Effectiveness of Lifestyle Interventions on Outcomes of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Date: May 22, 2019
Speaker: Hongwei (George) Liu, PhD


Patient Engagement and a Clinical Study in the Making-From Theory to Practice

Date: April 17, 2019
Speaker: Chantal Lacasse


REDCap – Make Research Data Management Easier and Compliant

Date: February 25, 2019
Speaker: Rupinder Mann, PEng, PMP


Catheter Contact-Force Control Device: Bringing Technology to Market

Date: January 28, 2019
Speaker: Daniel Gelman, PhD

2018 Archive

Understanding the Patient Experience in Syncope

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Speaker: Tamara Williamson, B.Sc.


Quality of Life and Psychological Well-being in Vasovagal Syncope Patients

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Speaker: Jessica Ng, B.Sc.


A Cost-Utility Analysis of the Syncope: Pacing or Recording Trial

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Speaker: Mark Hofmeister, BSc, BN, RN


Sudden Cardiac Death Due to Coronary Heart Disease in Younger Adults: More Common Than Expected

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Speaker: Katie Allan, PhD.


Syncope Prognosis Based on Emergency Department Diagnosis: A Prospective Cohort Study

Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
Speaker: Cristian Toarta, MD


Tips for a Great Scientific Poster Presentation

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Speaker: Dr. William F. McIntyre, MD FRCPC

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