What’s Ahead for Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment Companies in 2018?

As 2017 wraps up, we’re looking ahead to the trends we predict will drive innovation at clinical trial patient recruitment companies in 2018. From the rise of Facebook Messenger bots to an increased need for rare disease patient recruitment, our predictions promise an interesting year in the clinical trial space.

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IRT for Clinical Trials: Key Features to Look For

Interactive Response Technology (IRT) plays a critical role in ensuring your trial runs smoothly and follows protocols. The market for the technology, which includes Interactive Web Response (IWRS) and Interactive Voice Response (IVRS) systems, has grown in recent years as new features are added and more integrations are made possible.

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The Latest in Peripheral Neuropathy Research, from the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy is a nonprofit organization whose ultimate goal is to dramatically improve the lives of those living with peripheral neuropathy (weakness, numbness, and pain caused by nerve damage). The Foundation serves as the premier resource for information for patients, families, and healthcare providers. By funding collaborative efforts of leading scientists, The Foundation is raising awareness of this painful and debilitating disorder and taking the necessary steps to accelerate a cure for peripheral neuropathies.

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This Thanksgiving, Our Partners Are Thankful for Research Studies - Here's Why

It’s officially the season of gratitude, and here at Antidote, we’re reflecting on what we’re thankful for this year. We’re thankful for researchers who work tirelessly to find treatments and cures for patients who need them; we’re thankful for our partner network who help us provide access to clinical trials to their communities; and we’re thankful for pioneer patients who take part in clinical trials, paving the way for new and better medicine for future generations.

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What’s the Outlook for Medical Research Careers?

The medical research careers field is an appealing one. The job market is expected to grow faster than average from now through 2020 -- in fact, it’s one of the United States’ fastest growing career paths.

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Why Volunteer for Research Studies?

Research study participants are patients or healthy volunteers who take part in trials investigating potential new disease treatments. If you’ve never participated in a trial, you may wonder what the potential risks and benefits are of taking part.

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Don Stranathan on Research Studies, Advocacy, and Love in the Face of Cancer

Don Stranathan was living a normal, active life in California when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. But he’s not one to take things lying down. He’s since become one of the most prolific lung cancer advocates out there, working tirelessly with lung cancer organizations to generate awareness, raise funds, and influence policy.

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What is IWRS in Clinical Research?

Even if you’ve been working in clinical research for a while, it can still be a challenge to stay on top of the many acronyms that come up in your work day. Three that often cause confusion are IWRS, IVRS, and IRT.

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The Latest in MS Research, from MSAA’s Chief Medical Consultant

We caught up with Jack Burks, MD, of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) to find out his thoughts on what’s new and exciting in Multiple Sclerosis research. Here’s what he had to say:

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15 Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment Companies (And How to Choose One)

Clinical trial patient recruitment companies use a range of methods, from digital advertising to community partnerships, to find the right patients for your trial. Depending on your trial’s needs, you may want to choose a company with a particular specialty in a therapeutic area or patient population. You may also be interested in finding a company that offers additional services, such as developing your prescreener or helping you identify the best site locations for your study.

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