Addressing a critical aspect of clinical trials, Dr. Kruse delved into the challenges of patient recruitment and offered solutions from Trials24: online patient recruitment and Patient-Reported Feasibility Studies. Favoring decentralized recruitment strategies over traditional methods, he emphasized the importance of digital platforms such as Google and Facebook to attract potential participants. Emphasizing the shift away from print media, Dr. Kruse outlined four key steps for effective decentralized recruitment, illustrating them with a lip herpes study. From finding suitable patients to contacting and successfully referring them to a suitable center so that the patient can join the study.
The session ended with active participation from the participants, who expressed their gratitude to Dr. Kruse for his experience and knowledge.
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