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CTTI to Host Free Public Webinar on the State of U.S. COVID-19 Treatment Clinical Trials Featuring Robert Califf, Harlan Krumholz, and Deborah Zarin

CTTI will host a free public webinar on the state of U.S. COVID-19 treatment clinical trials on Thurs., Apr. 15 at noon EST.

The U.S. has recently marked the one year anniversary of the official declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organization. The pandemic thrust clinical research into the limelight like never before and – while daunting and challenging – the scientific community answered its collective call-to-duty with impressive vigor and determination. But our work continues and this anniversary provides an important opportunity for reflection, discussion and evaluation.

Many have pointed to a large number of initiated clinical trials as evidence of successful research in response to the global health crisis. However, the true measure of success should be in actionable and reliable research results that are available to inform clinical, policy and research decisions related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19 and its variants.

In this webinar, moderated by CTTI Acting Executive Director Leanne Madre, CTTI will present findings from an analysis of data downloaded from the database for the Aggregate Analysis of ClinicalTrials.gov (AACT) on the state of U.S. COVID-19 studies. The presentation will include an overview of the U.S. COVID-19 clinical trials landscape, the availability of results, and changes in the portfolio as time has progressed. The presenters, including Robert Califf, Verily and Google Health; Harlan Krumholz, Yale School of Medicine; and Deborah Zarin, Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard University, will discuss how the findings from the COVID-19 analysis can be applied to improvements needed across the clinical trials enterprise.