For 24 years, EFGCP has united the interests of researchers, patients, sponsors, competent authorities and ethicists in clinical research. Over that time, the research environment has become increasingly complex to navigate while facing ever-changing global regulations and guidance. While technological developments can help us to manage complexity and improve compliance, they come with their own challenges and there is still much to be done on the third vital element: the “Human Factor” in clinical research. EFGCP is therefore dedicating the 2018 Annual Conference to the consideration of challenges we all face, while identifying strategies with which to keep our research compliant and efficient. Though we may compete with each other, our interests in furthering clinical development are held in common. We can all gain from collaboration. Working in a corner is no longer pragmatic for any of us: mutually beneficial collaboration is the only way to succeed. Speakers at this conference come from all aspects of clinical research, including those who inspect on behalf of our governments.
Every speaker has the mission to help delegates remain in compliance, while optimising our research strategies to achieve trial outcomes acceptable from all viewpoints. This conference is known for describing and defining challenges, while deliberating creative solutions. The conference includes Plenary Sessions to discuss systematic approaches as well as Workshops which have been found highly effective in identifying real-world solutions.
We invite you to discuss these challenges, and their solutions, with colleagues old and new in Brussels.