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October 01st 2013:Clinical Trials -- Benefits and Protections

Karen Arts is the Director of Business Development, High Impact Clinical Trials Program, at the www.oicr.on.ca,Ontario Institute for Cancer Research in Toronto, Canada. Linda Bennett is the Executive Director, Canadian Rheumatology Research Consortium, www.rheumtrials.com/english.htm, Canadian Rheumatology Research Consortium. They talk about their careers, experience with family caregiving and their work as it relates to clinical trials. They discuss the benefits of clinical trials and explain the challenges in delivering the benefits. They describe the processes that protect participants an

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Karen Arts

Karen Arts is the Director of Business Development, High Impact Clinical Trials Program, at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research in Toronto, Canada, http://oicr.on.ca/, and Director of External Initiatives for the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trial Network. She holds Masters and Bachelors of Science degrees in Nursing. She’s 36 years of professional experience in oncology and clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry and the public health system. Her work at the Institute focuses on collaboration among Ontario clinical research sites and sponsors. She’s a founding member and chair of the board of directors of the Network of Networks, which fosters collaboration among stakeholder grou
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Linda Bennett

Linda Bennett is the Executive Director, Canadian Rheumatology Research Consortium, http://www.rheumtrials.com/english.htm. She has an undergraduate degree in science from the University of Toronto. She’s previously worked in family planning, AIDS education and harm reduction programs with the Toronto Department of Public Health and community-based clinics. After coordinating clinical trials, she joined the biopharmaceutical industry where she held a variety of roles in clinical research. Since 2004, she’s managed the day-to-day operations of the Canadian Rheumatology Research Consortium, a national network of academic and community rheumatologists that conducts clinical trials in arthritis.
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