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Courtney is a Trial Manager in the Stress, Psychiatry and Immunology (SPI) Lab at the IOPPN, Kings College London. What drew you to psychiatric research? I grew up in a time where the importance of mental health was on the raise. Besides, I had a genuine desire to help people. And what better way to...
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Creating a collaborative environment integrated by a diversity of stakeholders is vital to move forward on the innovative paradigm of Integrated Research Platforms (IRPs). Next October, experts from health authorities, ethic committees, patient organizations, health technology assessments, industry/pharmaceutical companies and academic investigators/hospital networks involved in drug development are called to attend EU-PEARL’s first Stakeholder Workshop...
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Around 300 Consortium members are called to attend EU-PEARL second General Assembly Meeting (GAM) organised along four half-day sessions during September and October. All sessions will take place online due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. Besides, representing an excellent opportunity to keep the full Consortium abreast of the latest developments in the project, this...
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Key note by Francesco Patalano (Novartis) and Daniel Prieto-Alhambra (University of Oxford). Albeit our different perspectives, we, public and private partners in EU-PEARL share a common responsibility towards society: to improve health outcomes for patients by promoting innovative and more efficient methodologies that enable the timely development of new medicines. Now, the COVID-19 global emergency...
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I work as a marketing and sales director for a large hospitality company and have moved countries often. As the daughter of a French diplomat, I spent many years abroad -I was born in New Caledonia- and later in life, I settled temporarily in Costa Rica, where both my kids where born. There, we enjoyed...
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The domain of EU-PEARL’s research, Integrated Research Platforms (IRPs) and platform trials is relatively new and consequently the vocabulary is still work in progress.  Hence, the need to develop a common understanding and usage of terminology beyond EU-PEARL. With this goal in mind, D2.1. Report on Terminology, References and Scenarios for Platform Trials and Master...
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As the biomedical sector rapidly mobilizes to address the novel coronavirus pandemic, we are encouraged to see the strong embrace of collaboration, master protocols and platform studies, all in the spirit of delivering the most useful information in the fastest way possible to save lives. The most prominent example is the launch of the adaptive...
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Patient centricity is at the core of EU-PEARL’s mission. That is why we are engaging with patients from the start to co-design the platform trial framework, thus bringing on board more patient-relevant outcomes. Making clinical trials more efficient and patient friendly can ensure that individuals find the clinical trial that matches their needs, that companies...
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Physician, specialised in internal medicine, infectious diseases and epidemiology/public health. EU-PEARL’s scientific co-coordinator, giving support to Dr Joan Genescà. He is part of the VHIR team. – How and why did you become involved in EU-PEARL? I have been passionately engaged in research ever since the early stages of my career combining my work as...
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On 29 May, EU PEARL launched a call for testimonials to collect feedback on patient’s experience participating in clinical trials. If you have participated in a clinical trial and have feedback to share, you can write to us in 3-5 sentences about your experience. Your testimonial will be shared on the EU PEARL and EPF...
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