CTSO Lunch & Learn: Designing Strong Pilot and Feasibility Studies

February 26, 2020 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Med Sci 2, Room 2817
1137 Catherine St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

**This session is currently at capacity. If you would like to attend, email ctsomarketing@umich.edu to be put on the waitlist. You will be contacted two days prior to the event should space become available.

Join the Clinical Trials Support Office for our first-ever Lunch & Learn. Held quarterly, the CTSO Lunch & Learns will center around topics that provide you with the tools to better your research.

February’s Lunch and Learn Topic: Designing Strong Pilot and Feasibility Studies

A feasibility study is an analysis of a project’s relevant factors to determine if it will be successful, while a pilot study is a small scale clinical trial to evaluate its feasibility and to improve the trial design and refine endpoints before it becomes a full-scale study. Both come with their own challenges. Participants in this session will learn more about feasibility and pilot trials and apply that knowledge to a real case study in an interactive workshop. 

At the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Know when it is appropriate to undertake the study
  • Be able to articulate reasons and set criteria for success
  • Learn different types of research designs
  • Understand the pragmatic considerations when starting a study
  • Utilize the CONSORT criteria for pilot studies

Presented by:

  • Susan Murphy, ScD, OTR/L - Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Medical Director, Behavior, Function, & Pain CTSU​
  • Peter Higgins, MD, PhD - Professor of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology; Medical Director, Ambulatory & Chronic Disease CTSU
  • Angie Lyden, MS - Clinical Research Science Coordinator, CTSO

Lunch is provided. Space is limited. RSVP is required.