CTTI hosted The Fastest Path to Effective COVID-19 Treatments: Using Master Protocol Studies Public Summit on Wed., Jan. 13. The summit, conducted as a webinar and moderated by Pamela Tenaerts, CTTI, included a welcome from Janet Woodcock, Operation Warp Speed; a call-to-action from Robert M. Califf, Verily and Google Health; and panel discussions moderated by Ester Krofah, FasterCures, and Mark McClellan, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. The panel focused on solutions related to scaling master protocols, including:
Overcoming barriers to starting up sites
Increasing participants at existing sites
Using the COVID experience to inform our preparedness for future pandemics
The public summit also addressed the status of COVID-19 clinical trials, including results from a recent CTTI analysis of data from ClinicalTrials.gov and findings of a pre-summit survey that offered best practices and insights from those involved in COVID-19 treatment master protocols, specifically those setting up new sites and recruiting participants at existing sites.
This public summit is part of a collaborative effort with the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University and FasterCures, a Center of the Milken Institute.