Adaptive Clinical Trials Symposium
Event Mar 22 - Mar 23, 2018
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Adaptive clinical trial design allows for modifications to the trial after it begins without damaging the integrity of the study. An adaptive design allows for a more proficient use of capital and resources through shorter timeframes and fewer patients. Using adaptive design sponsor organizations can allocate resources more efficiently without lowering standards and therefore are able to accelerate the clinical development process.
The point at which data is reviewed for an adaptive trial is known as an interim analysis. During interim analysis, trial organizers review and analyze data before all the “needed” data is collected. This is the pivotal point where an adaptive trial differs from a traditional design. If a sponsor organization notices that something needs to change within their protocol they can make the necessary changes here, without compromising the trial or starting over — ultimately saving time and resources.
The Adaptive Clinical Trials Symposium will teach cross-functional stakeholders the importance of statistics, data management, and operations through interim analysis for adaptive clinical trials.