Clinical Research Consortium

Clinical Research Consortium: Collaborative Research Initiative for Perioperative Clinical and Translational Science Meeting

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Chicago, Illinois

A consortium of academic anesthesiology organizations has launched an initiative to help establish a clinical trials network in the United States, focusing on perioperative medicine, critical care, pain management, and peri- and post-partum care.

The Affiliate Society Meetings include the following organizations:

This important meeting will be open to those interested in anesthesiology-related clinical and translational science. The agenda for symposium will include:

  • Panel on innovative and efficient approaches to multicenter clinical trials.

    Presentation and review of three selected clinical trial protocols. The review will include constructive feedback regarding clarity of hypotheses, merit of research methods, and feasibility. The goal of the review panel is to address issues common to many proposals to ensure an educational experience for all investigators who attend the symposium, in addition to those whose proposals are selected.

  • Presentations by the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG).

    These presentations will exemplify organizations that can serve as data coordinating centers and provide other "core" support to clinical trials.

Call for Letters of Intent for Clinical Research Proposals

We are soliciting letters of intent for clinical research proposals from investigators who are interested in leading a pragmatic clinical trial.

This invitation is for investigators to submit letters of intent for pragmatic clinical trials in perioperative medicine. The clinical research proposals will have a high probability of receiving support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or another funding agency. Outcomes should be clinically relevant and important to the society.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST

For more information or to send submissions, contact: Vivian Abalama via email at


Submission Limits

Letters of intent should be no more than 2 pages in length, with 1 page being the Specific Aims Page. They should be single spacing, minimum of size 11 font (Arial or Times New Roman) with minimum borders of 0.5 inches.

Clinical Trial Categories

The clinical trials should focus on any or all of the following areas:

  • Operating Room Management
  • Pain Management
  • Peri- and Postpartum Care
  • Perioperative Critical Care
  • Postoperative Management
  • Preoperative Care/Optimization

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