Ness volunteered to help anyone with session brainstorming and preparation.
Ideas were discussed including: staffing ratios, budgeting for phase I vs. II/III, CTN role in prevention trials, and the correct/ethical process for unblinding patients that are on study medication.
Multi-Pronged Approach Toward Education and Competency Delineation for CTN
Barbara Lubejko, Education Team, distributed flyer for the 2008 CT workshop in Atlanta in September, sponsored by ASCO, ONS and the Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups.
Leadership team includes Rose Mary Padberg, Pat McLaughlin, Kristen Fessele, Connie Szczepanek and Cheryl Kosits.
Their assignment is to review what is currently available and plan/direct future projects.
As members of CTN SIG we were asked to volunteer to work on the project(s). 98 applications had been received already. Teams will be selected in June, 2008.
Development of CT 101 Web Course: goal to complete by end of 2008.
This would be a product that ONS would market (not free to members).
Discussion of modules already on the CTN Virtual Community. B. Lubejko assured attendees that this information would be reviewed.
This is a long term project (maybe a few years).
Endpoint is publication of competency.
This would build upon work already started by the CTN SIG.
Discussion about possible ONS CTN certification, but too early in process to determine this point.
Brainstorming of other possible projects
Protocol implementation: barriers and opportunities
Differentiation between the two roles
Possible Congress Workshop: CT for non-CTN, those interested gave L. Ness their name and contact information. L. Ness will facilitate coordination.
Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 4 PM (EST).