Clinical Trial Network update
On 19 May 2019 a meeting was held during the College Annual Scientific Meeting seeking input from the dermatology community regarding the development of a Clinical Trial Network (CTN) that can lead a national research agenda for dermatology.
The meeting was held as a follow up to an initial workshop on 1 December 2018 initiated by Associate Professor Peter Foley, in which 17 dermatologists were invited, including two members of the College Board, to determine interest in the establishment of a network. Eight Fellows participated in the initial meeting, which included national representation.
At the recent meeting there was clear interest and support from attendees in forming a network that would support collaborative groups of practising clinician researchers to come together to identify important clinical questions and clinical trials to answer them and to raise the academic standing of dermatology.
Click here to read the meeting minutes.
The interim steering committee has been tasked with defining a CTN model that will serve to facilitate national participation, foster collaboration and exchange of ideas and provide the necessary infrastructure to support multi-centre dermatology research.
An update regarding progress and opportunities for continued involvement will be communicated as the network structure evolves.
In the interim please direct any enquiries to Christine Zahren.