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FDA-ASCO: Hematology and Oncology Fellows Day Workshop

Meeting Information
This meeting will be held on September 15, 2017, in Silver Spring, MD.

Location:
FDA White Oak Campus
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993

Goals and Objectives:
At the close of this intimate, day-long workshop with intensive interaction with approximately two dozen FDA oncologists, the participants will have a basic knowledge of:

  1. Oncology drug regulation (overview of U.S. drug laws, the role of the FDA, drug shortages, direct-to-consumer advertising, and globalization of drug development)
  2. The Investigational New Drug (IND) process (what an IND is, when an IND is required, and what criteria are used by the FDA to decide if a research study may proceed)
  3. Expanded access programs (single patient INDs, emergency INDs, expanded access protocols)
  4. Disease-specific considerations (e.g. novel endpoints in specific diseases, biomarker development, etc)
  5. Expedited development programs (breakthrough therapy designation, fast track designation, etc)
  6. Clinical trial design (eligibility criteria, endpoint selection, designing appropriate comparator arms, and use of large expansion cohorts in first-in-human trials)
  7. Common errors in oncology drug development
  8. Matching the right drug to the right patient through biomarker and companion diagnostic development

Who Should Attend:
This workshop  will be open to physicians  who have completed at least one year of hematology/ oncology fellowship training in an accredited U.S. training program and are currently in good standing in their fellowship program.

Contact
Sherwin Sapasap
Sherwin.Sapasap@fda.hhs.gov

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