Successful first annual meeting in Bologna!

Representatives of our 11 partners gathered in Bologna for the first annual meeting, 29-30th October.

What happens you combine 24 scientists, clinicians, clinical trial officers, charity workers and professional organisers with the finest tagliatelle al Bolognese ever tasted? Our first annual meeting in Bologna of course!

On Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th October, representatives from MCDS-Therapy’s 11 partners descended on the city’s Instituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (the base of partner number six) to give updates each other’s progress and discuss the best approaches to particular challenges.

The meeting was kicked off by our Coordinator, Prof Mike Briggs, who welcomed everyone and detailed our exciting agenda. We discussed every aspect of the trial, including sponsor requirements, patient identification and recruitment, safety reporting, clinical trial monitoring, health economics, biostatistics and data management, biomarker discovery, communication and dissemination, and coordination and management. Phew – it’s a good job Italy is also known for great coffee!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Finovatis’ Maud, David and Elodie for organising such a productive meeting, to Luca at the Rizzoli Institute for hosting us, and of course to all the representatives who came along. We’re looking forward to collaborating further as the trial progresses.

If you would like to find out more about each of the 11 partners and their roles in the trial, head over to our Partners page.

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