Clinical Trials Research Alliance

Arthur S. Pickoff, M.D., Director

Investigator Training Program

The Wright State University & Premier Health Clinical Trials Research Alliance, in collaboration with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, will sponsor an Investigator Training Program (ITP) on Friday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Training will be held at the Moraine Country Club, 4075 Southern Blvd., in Kettering.

The Investigator Training Program is designed to support clinical trial investigators. It aims to improve the many skills required for the planning, conducting and reporting of clinical trials. The ITP provides a forum in which both novice and seasoned investigators involved in clinical trials can share their experiences and receive practical advice on trial organization and execution. The program examines the entire trial process, from the planning stages through to trial close-out activities, and provides practical recommendations for increasing the efficiency of clinical trial conduct at investigative sites.

Target Audience
  • Principal Investigators
  • Study Coordinators
  • Research Nurses
  • Regulatory Administrators

The ITP is divided into a comprehensive series of five modules focusing on all of the essential topics for running a successful clinical trial, including patient recruitment, data management, and overall planning. Led by experienced professionals, each module comprises presentations, discussions and group tasks as well as complementary handouts and workbooks:

  • Module 1: Planning and preparation
  • Module 2: Recruitment and enrollment
  • Module 3: In-trial procedures
  • Module 4: Safety in clinical trials
  • Module 5: Monitoring, audits, inspections and publication

If you are interested in attending the program, contact Paula Esken, at or call (937) 705-1081. There is no charge to attend this training. Registration is limited to 60 attendees.