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  • VI.

    CT Educator

  • L.

    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.

  • VII.

    Multi-Pronged Approach Toward Education and Competency Delineation for CTN

    • A.

      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.

    • B.

      Leadership team includes Rose Mary Padberg, Pat McLaughlin, Kristen Fessele, Connie Szczepanek and Cheryl Kosits.

      • 1.

        Their assignment is to review what is currently available and plan/direct future projects.

      • 2.

        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.

    • C.

      Development of CT 101 Web Course: goal to complete by end of 2008.

      • 1.

        This would be a product that ONS would market (not free to members).

      • 2.

        Discussion of modules already on the CTN Virtual Community. B. Lubejko assured attendees that this information would be reviewed.

    • D.

      Competency Delineation

      • 1.

        This is a long term project (maybe a few years).

      • 2.

        Endpoint is publication of competency.

      • 3.

        This would build upon work already started by the CTN SIG.

      • 4.

        Discussion about possible ONS CTN certification, but too early in process to determine this point.

    • E.

      Brainstorming of other possible projects

      • 1.

        Protocol implementation: barriers and opportunities

      • 2.

        Differentiation between the two roles

      • 3.

        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).

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