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A SPARC Webinar – Improving Informed Consent to Clinical Research

April 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

A SPARC Webinar – Improving Informed Consent to Clinical Research featuring Chuck Lidz, Ph.D.

Registration for this FREE webinar is now open!

Improving Informed Consent to Clinical Research

Presenter: Charles W. Lidz Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry (Sociology), SPARC

Date & Time: April 3, 2018 – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Clinical research participants are often described as having therapeutic misconception when they lack adequate appreciation of one or more essential differences between clinical research and usual medical care. Because it undermines the validity of participants’ informed consent, therapeutic misconception creates a tension between the need to protect the rights of individual participants and the importance of promoting research that advances the public good. Despite a large body of research documenting therapeutic misconception among participants in a wide range of clinical research settings, little attention has been paid to studying ways to reduce it. This webinar describes:

· The key differences between clinical trials and clinical care, and the ways in which therapeutic misconception can be manifest, and underscores the ethical importance of this phenomenon

· Evidence that it is possible to reliably measure therapeutic misconception with a simple 10 item measure

· A novel intervention designed to mitigate therapeutic misconception among clinical trial participants

· The findings from a recently completed, large randomized study that tests whether this intervention reduces therapeutic misconception without decreasing willingness to participate

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April 3
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm