Abbreviated Description: The aim of this presentation is to provide an overview of a successful large multi-site clinical trial designed to improve balance and prevent falls among persons with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease being conducted in three continents (North America, Europe and Australia). The presenter will provide an overview of the design of the study with a special focus on challenges and successes associated with running clinical trials in different countries. The audience will benefit from key strategies and considerations in conducting clinical trials internationally which offer opportunities to expand recruitment internationally. The session will end with question/answer and facilitated discussion.
To gain understanding of the design of clinical trials in rehabilitation
To gain understanding of the implementation of clinical trials in rehabilitation
To understand the challenges associated with context clinical trials in the international context and how to address them