Pediatric Clinical Trials: Patient Recruitment and Retention Best Practices

Clinical Trials, Emerging Market, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical Regulation ,
  • Monday, March 23, 2015

Pediatric clinical trials involving infants, children, and adolescents is, in some respects, more challenging than research involving adults. While clinical trial enrollment is already challenging, the aspects of parental involvement, family decision making and supporting the physical and emotional needs of children and caregivers add to the many enrollment complexities faced by pediatric trials today.

In this webinar, the speaker will discuss best practices for patient recruitment and retention for pediatric clinical studies including:

  • Defining and understanding the mindsets of parents and children regarding clinical research and trial opportunities
  • Developing successful communication and customer service strategies for parents, caregivers and children
  • Providing recruitment awareness and education, as well as compliance, retention, and appreciation support to pediatric trial participants

By attending this webinar, you will have the opportunity to learn about techniques and see real-life examples used to improve the pediatric trial experience for all stakeholders involved.



Nikki Fink, Director, Patient Access and Retention Services, PRA Health Sciences

Nikki brings 14 years of recruitment specific clinical research experience, having held senior patient recruitment roles at Quintiles and PPD, working as a Pharmaceutical recruitment consultant for Arthur Andersen LLP, and then leading N. America patient recruitment operations for GlaxoSmithKline. To round out her recruitment and retention expertise, she later worked as a senior strategist for a global patient recruitment supplier before returning to the CRO industry where she has been Director of Patient Access & Retention Services with PRA Health Sciences since 2010. She brings a unique mix of CRO, sponsor and supplier experience and has worked on 25 pediatric recruitment and retention programs spanning multiple therapeutic areas.

She is located outside of Raleigh, NC and is a proud graduate of the University of Florida with a BS in Communications.

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Who Should Attend?

Executives and managers in pharma and biotech in:

  • Strategic drug development
  • Clinical operations
  • Outsourcing and procurement
  • Clinical trial planning and optimization
  • Patient recruitment and retention

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PRA Health Sciences

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