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Duke-Margolis & FDA: Workshop on stats & methods for rare diseases

Dear All: Duke-Margolis and FDA have now announced a 19 Mar 2018 workshop entitled Utilizing Innovative Statistical Methods and Trial Designs in Rare Disease Drug Development (FR notice). Here’s the teaser from the web: “Convened by the Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University and supported by a cooperative agreement with FDA, this public event will

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(Another!) FDA trial design workshop: Complex innovative designs

Dear All: Adding to the 19 Mar 2018 (Designs for Rare Diseases) and 16 Apr 2018 (Inclusion/Exclusion criteria) workshops already announced (see list below), FDA has now announced a 20 Mar 2018 workshop on complex innovative designs (CID) in clinical drug trials. From the Federal Register notice, we are told that the workshop seeks to (1) facilitate

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TATFAR’s 2018 meeting: Live streaming of 7 Mar opening session

Dear All: On 7-9 Mar 2018, the Transatlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) will meet in Atlanta, GA to discuss: Improving antibiotic use in humans and animals, Preventing infections and their spread, and Strengthening the drug pipeline. The opening session (8.30-10.00a EST on 7 Mar) will be available for viewing via live-streaming.  What is TATFAR? Created

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14 June Duke-Margolis workshop on non-traditional products: Post-meeting materials

Dear All: I wrote previously about the Duke-Margolis workshop done in collaboration with FDA on the challenges of developing non-traditional antimicrobial products. We’re now back from that workshop and I can report that it was excellent. We covered an array of strategies for non-traditional products and heard an exceptional series of company case vignettes. I’ll say that

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Jan-Feb meetings; CDC releases Healthcare Epidemiology RFP

Dear All: Happy New Year! I hope everyone was able to take a least a brief break over the holidays. Two things for today. First, there are two meetings in January and one in February that have just popped onto my radar. See the meetings calendar for a pair of Keystone Symposia on the microbiome,

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FDA-NIAID-CDC: Developing drugs for gonorrhea, 23 Apr 21 workshop

Dear All, FDA, NIAID and CDC have announced a public workshop on development considerations of antimicrobial drugs for the treatment of gonorrhea. The workshop will cover both nonclinical (preclinical) and clinical trial design considerations: Animal models Clinical pharmacology considerations Trial design considerations for gonorrhea, such as enrollment strategies, choice of comparators and site of infection.

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FDA-NIAID phage workshop / Social distancing in the 1800s

Dear All, This webinar merits a standalone newsletter! If you are thinking (or working on) phage, then please mark your calendar for an FDA (CBER; Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research) workshop entitled: Science and Regulation of Bacteriophage Therapy: August 30, 2021—September 1, 2021 The purpose of the public workshop is to exchange information with the

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