By Kristen Snipes
Kick-off meetings happen routinely at the start of a new clinical trial. Often, they fail to offer participants the information they need or to engage project team members in a way that helps them retain key information. However, with some planning and creativity, a kick-off meeting can have a significant positive impact on the execution of your study. Here are six tips for conducting an effective kick-off meeting that ensures project team members walk away prepared to successfully execute the clinical trial. While this article focuses primarily on internal kick-off meetings, many of the tips are relevant to kick-off meetings that incorporate all stakeholders.