Successful drug development relies on accurate and efficient clinical trials to deliver the best and most effective pharmaceuticals and clinical care to patients. However, the current model for clinical trials is outdated, inefficient and costly. Clinical trials are limited by small sample sizes that do not reflect variations among patients in the real world, financial burdens on participants, and slow processes, and these factors contribute to the disconnect between clinical research and clinical practice.
On November 28-29, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to investigate the current clinical trials system and explore the potential benefits and challenges of implementing virtual clinical trials as an enhanced alternative for the future. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Virtual Clinical Trials: Challenges and Opportunities: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25502.
|2 Opportunities to Improve Clinical Trials||7-18|
|3 Exploring Virtual Clinical Trials||19-36|
|4 Access and Equity||37-50|
|5 Policy Considerations||51-64|
|6 Reflections on the Workshop and Potential Future Directions||65-70|
|Appendix A: Workshop Agenda||79-86|
|Appendix B: Workshop Speaker Biographical Sketches||87-98|
|Appendix C: Examples of Virtual Clinical Trials Included in the Workshop Handout||99-104|
|Appendix D: Virtual Clinical Trials Presented by Speakers at the Workshop||105-108|
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