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Pediatric Clinical Trials: Best Practices in Recruitment Feasibility


Date: March 8, 2016

Featured Speaker:

ClarinessPediatric clinical trials are among the most challenging types of clinical research. These studies require specialized expertise for successful design and conduct. This webinar outlines the key issues behind pediatric enrollment failures and focuses on the requisite steps to successful design and planning. These include considerations for recruitment feasibility, research techniques to shape study design and engagement tools to promote education, awareness and trial acceptance from parents.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the differences between adult and pediatric clinical trials
  • Gain knowledge of essential recruitment feasibility considerations for pediatric clinical trials
  • Learn about outreach and engagement techniques with parents to promote clinical trial awareness and acceptance

Keywords: Pediatric Clinical Trials, Recruitment Feasibility




Karen Rosenzweig, Senior Director, US Operations, Clariness

Karen Rosenzweig is Senior Director, US Operations. With oversight of U.S.-based projects, she is responsible for successful execution of recruitment and feasibility services. A biopharmaceutical industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience spanning all areas of drug development, Karen joined Clariness in 2012. She has served in a broad mix of digital patient recruitment, project management and scientific positions at Novartis, Eisai and Ciba Geigy (later acquired by Novartis). In addition, she has extensive clinical trial management experience, with focused expertise in hypertension, congestive heart failure and renal disease.

During her tenure at Novartis, Karen successfully launched and managed two novel websites, including Investigator Portal, the industry's first global website for trial communication and documentation distribution, and NovartisClinicalTrials.com, a US website for patient recruitment. Karen began her career conducting basic research in animal models where she explored novel modes of drug delivery. Karen holds a bachelor of science degree in veterinary science from Mercy College, and received an associate of applied science degree in veterinary technology from the State University of New York in Delhi, NY.


Senior level executives working in:

  • Clinical Operations
  • Feasibility
  • Study Start-up

The webinar will also benefit Patient Recruitment Professionals and Contract Research Organizations



Founded in 2005, Clariness is a global provider of online patient recruitment, retention, patient surveys, study feasibility and site selection services for clinical trials. Using our ClinLife® technology platform, we recruit patients efficiently, support investigative sites through the enrollment process and accelerate clinical trial start-up timelines for sponsors. With focused expertise in digital and social outreach techniques, and a team of clinical specialists, Clariness has built a reputation on global expertise, cost-effective strategies and reliable service delivery. Operational in more than 40 countries, nearly 1,000,000 patients worldwide participate in our ClinLife® community.

For more information, visit www.clariness.com.

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