ABOUT WCG

WCG is the world's leading strategic partner to sponsors, CROs, institutions, and sites providing agile, knowledge based services that proactively optimize clinical development programs. For more information, visit www.wcgclinical.com.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

WCG’s end-to-end patient recruitment solution connects patients to clinical trials, enhances site resources and capabilities, and improves study data quality and endpoints. On average, we are helping our clients achieve a 33% acceleration in their enrollment timelines.

The right sites can make all the difference. At WCG, we help clients to identify, select, and engage the highest performing investigators for their clinical research trials.

For 50 years, WIRB-Copernicus Group has stood as the gold standard of ethical and regulatory human research oversight, with more years of IRB and IBC experience and more deep, trusted relationships with sponsors, CROs, institutions, and investigators.

WCG offers the only global safety reporting solution and PV services that have been demonstrated to increase compliance and improve patient safety, while reducing cost and streamlining operations.

CONTACT INFORMATION

WCG

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Princeton, NJ 08540

UNITED STATES

Phone: 609-945-0120

Contact: Lauren Ozmore

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Outfitting Your Sites With The Support They Need

    Your sites are likely feeling pressure as they never have before due to COVID-19. Between mass staffing shortages, mounting financial constraints, and ever-increasing new study or trial registrations—the clinical research industry is experiencing a perfect storm. See how you can help your sites overcome this new reality.

  • Decreasing PI Participation vs. Increasing Trial Start-ups

    New investigator participation is down 48% over the last 5 years while new trial registrations are up 44. Clinical trial growth is simply outpacing site capacity—and it's being exacerbated by the effects of COVID-19. Watching this :90 Insight video to learn more about how you can increase your sites’ bandwidth today.

  • The Mounting Financial Pressures Facing Clinical Research Sites

    Now more than ever, clinical trial sites are facing increased internal and external pressure due to COVID-19—an issue we are calling “Site Crunch.” With mass staffing shortages and average site revenue down 38% in 2020, how will this impact your sites' ability to conduct trials going forward?

  • New Normal Or Not, Safety Reporting Matters

    Even during normal times, the usual approach to safety reporting places a heavy burden on sites. Sponsors inundate them with safety notifications, many of which are unnecessary. As a result, sites become overwhelmed and miss critical patient safety information, which become lost in a mountain of paperwork that includes unnecessary notices. Moreover, this practice is contrary to health authority and country-level rules and regulations. This article outlines many ways sponsors and sites can align for a more streamlined and efficient safety letter distribution process.

  • Data And Biorepository Management During A Pandemic

    Institutions play an integral role in translating “bench” research into practical applications that advance human health. To do this, researchers need strong research infrastructure to function as an “engine” that can accelerate discoveries. Over the recent months since COVID-19 hit, we’ve gleaned some insights and best practices in working with institutions.

  • Advocating For Patients In A Time Of COVID-19

    The struggle to fight disease has always been about the patient. It always will be. And in this era of COVID-19, suddenly everyone is getting a glimpse into the urgency that patients feel. The general public can now see what people with serious and life-threatening disorders have long known: that time is of the essence. We want to stop a disease quickly, before it harms. Yet the question still remains: How can we get the right medicines and care with the speed we need while keeping patients safe during a global crisis?

  • Four Tips For Navigating Patient Recruitment During COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions to our lives and to clinical research, with many clinical trials pausing new enrollment on studies. By being proactive and engaging with your existing patients during this time, your site can prepare for when clinical trials begin screening patients again. Here are four actions your site can take to ensure recruitment readiness during the pandemic.

  • There Is Value To Patients When Independent Sites Offer Clinical Trials

    The COVID-19 pandemic suddenly changed the clinical trials environment with impacts on all stakeholders that at first are negative, but could be positive in the long term. There is talk of transformation that could last well beyond the crisis. Optimistic views include speculation that there could be wider adoption of practices that have languished in concept or startup mode until now. In this transformative time, independent sites may be faster to pivot to new ways of operating.

  • COVID-19 Changed Everything: Now Contracts And Budgets Need To Catch Up

    As we emerge from crisis-response mode we find ourselves in a period of transition and uncertainty. While much remains unresolved, we do know this: Sites and sponsors will be recalibrating everything, especially budgets for either new components of trials or changes to clinical trials. This article outlines five critical changes sites and sponsors should be considering to best plan for the future.

  • Changes To Research Made In Response To COVID-19

    WIRB-Copernicus IRB has received questions from several research sponsors about the appropriate process for making changes to clinical studies in response to the current COVID-19 epidemic.

  • Basket Clinical Trial Designs: The Key To Testing Innovative Therapies Is Innovation In Study Design And Conduct

    As the science behind therapeutic interventions has deepened and grown, the clinical trial designs through which those interventions can be best tested have evolved as well. To study therapies directed against specific abnormalities, in cancer for example, it may make sense to include anyone with the target abnormality in the trial population, regardless of the location of their cancer.

  • WCG CenterWatch iConnect Selected As Patient Recruitment Management System For The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Clinical Study Matching Tool, Fox Trial Finder

    WCG, the world's leading provider of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical trials, today announced that The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) is introducing a redesigned version of its Fox Trial Finder clinical study matching tool powered by WCG CenterWatch iConnect.

  • Infectious Disease Challenge Studies: Ethical Issues In Causing Disease For Medical Knowledge

    Infectious Disease "challenge" studies are ones in which healthy participants are intentionally infected with pathogens in order to investigate the cause, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases- but are they ethical? These studies, while useful, pose ethical concerns, and numerous criteria must be met for an infectious challenge to be ethically permissible.

  • How To Make The Patient Voice Heard In The Legislative Process

    Patients and their advocates can--and do!--use their collective voice to promote transformation through the legislative process. It can be a protracted process, but it can yield dramatic changes in policy that speed drug development and enhance safety.

  • Increasing Patient Participation In Clinical Trials: Six Areas Of Focus From Patients And Advocates

    Meaningful collaboration between patients, sites, and sponsors can yield improved clinical trial outcomes. As part of that important collaboration, we see that effective patient input has the potential to increase patient participation rates in clinical trials. Incorporating patient insights into clinical trial design and execution is the first step.

  • The Most Important Voice Is Missing: The Case For Including Patient Insights In Protocol Design

    Patient voice isn’t an accessory; it’s foundational. Patients are key to clinical trials, and relegating them to mere “subjects” diminishes their value. Including the patient voice in study design and development can make an enormous difference in recruitment, enrollment, and retention. Doing so also pleases regulators, who are increasingly putting a premium on patient-focused drug development. It doesn’t have to be difficult, but getting it wrong--or not doing it at all--can undermine a trial.

  • WCG Acquires Statistics Collaborative, A Biostatistical Consultancy Specializing In Pharmaceutical And Biologics Clinical Trials

    WCG (WIRB-Copernicus Group), the world's leading provider of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical trials, today announced its acquisition of Statistics Collaborative, Inc. Based in Washington, DC, Statistics Collaborative has almost 30 years’ experience providing highly specialized biostatistical consulting services to developers of new drugs and biologics.

  • WCG Launches AIMS 4.1 Platform With Enhanced Endpoint Adjudication Capabilities To Facilitate Expert Review Of Clinical Trial Data

    WCG ACI Clinical, the leading specialty provider of independent endpoint adjudication and data monitoring committees for clinical trials, has launched the latest iteration of its proprietary AIMS® (Adjudication Information Management System) platform.

  • Returning Study Results To Research Participants

    Studies show that most clinical trial participants want to know what was learned from their involvement. A growing number of sponsors are implementing plans to deliver plain language summaries to trial participants.  Read this white paper to learn about the current best practices for the content and preparation of plain language summaries, and the current guidance for how sponsors should work with Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) which have oversight of the clinical trials for which the summaries are provided.

  • Virtual Clinical Trials Best Practices

    In recent years, alongside the increase in patient involvement in the design and conduct of research programs, there has been a notable increase in the idea of “virtual” or “decentralized” clinical trials.  This paper examines the nature of virtual clinical trials, potential benefits and risks of this new paradigm, and best practices for maintaining regulatory and Institutional Review Board (IRB) compliance.

  • Clinical Trial Recruitment Practices: The Evolution Of Ethical Considerations

    Recruitment practices for clinical trials have evolved significantly over the last few decades. Read this white paper to learn about the evolution of acceptable recruitment practices, and what IRB members typically look for when reviewing recruitment materials and practices.

  • Best Practices In Site Feasibility Studies Can Set the Stage For A Healthy Trial

    Well-performed site feasibility can become the single most important factor in reducing costs and time spent in a clinical trial. With adoption of benchmarking and clinical trial tools, sponsors are able to know exactly how many sites they need in their trial, which makes site pre-identification essential for efficient study start-up.

  • Preparing For Success: A Better Way To Manage The Feasibility Process

    Nearly 80% of clinical trials fail to meet their activation timelines. But why does the start-up process fail us this often? This question can be answered by implementing a Feasibility Maturity Model with six critical variables: data, process, technology, expertise, focus, and engagement.

  • Finding New Solutions To A Current Unsustainable Model Of Clinical Trial Contracts & Budgets

    In a clinical trial, so much depends on contract execution and budget development; when they are not appropriately managed, progress across other study start up areas comes to a halt. Valuable time is waster, which costs dearly. By implementing three successful approaches to a new way of conducting contracting and budgeting, sponsors and CROs can see a 37% faster site contract execution timeline.

  • How Calibrated Are Your Trial-Measurement Tools?

    Every person participating in a clinical trial creates inherent variability in the way they perform. A patient’s ability to report their symptoms accurately will impact trial data, as will a site staff’s verbal and non-verbal communication cues. But what if you could train people to reduce measurement error—and even decrease the placebo response? Read the article to find out how.

  • WCG Introduces Velos eResearch eXpress

    The WIRB-Copernicus Group®’s (WCG™) Clinical Services Division introduces Velos eResearch eXpress™, an out-of-the-box, cloud-based solution that enables clinical research sites to centralize and manage their research activities on a single, automated technology platform.

  • Independent Research Sites: Three Key Performance Metrics To Help You Increase Your Study Pipeline

    This article provides practical solutions for overcoming the biggest challenges independent clinical research sites face in data collection. Further, it highlights three key metrics that will help sites improve performance and drive success.

  • To Mitigate Placebo Response, Test, Train And Control Expectations

    The placebo effect. It’s the curse of clinical trials across indications, but it’s a particularly thorny issue for pain researchers. In fact, along with the inability of many patients to accurately report symptoms, it may be the main challenge facing analgesic trials. Left unaddressed, these issues have contributed to the failure of many clinical trials.

  • Identify And Rectify Data Problems Before It's Too Late

    In this blog post we discuss how central surveillance using statistical process control (SPC) and other analytical techniques-- combined with expert human analysis--maximizes assay and endpoint sensitivity, allowing sponsors to meet scientific and regulatory expectations for quality data in clinical trials.

  • What You Don’t Know About Patient Recruitment Can Impede The Success Of Your Trial

    Recruitment is one of the things sites and sponsors just do. Everyone thinks they know what it means. But it’s so much more complicated than they imagine.

  • Your 5 Questions About Enrollment Assistants Answered

    Enrollment assistants ease site burden and increase patient engagement. Following are answers to five common questions about the use of this on-the-ground recruitment support.

  • Lessons Learned From 600+ Expert Committee Members

    Sponsors and CROs make increasing use of expert committees. Learn from members themselves on what it takes to have successful expert committee.

  • WCG Acquires PharmaSeek, LLC

    The WIRB-Copernicus Group’s (WCG) Clinical Services Division announced the acquisition of PharmaSeek, LLC, including its wholly-owned subsidiaries PFS Clinical and PatientWise, leading providers of turn-key administrative, consulting, patient recruitment and training solutions for clinical research sites.

  • Ask The IRB Experts

    Clinical research is complicated.  At WCG, we frequently get questions about the ethical conduct of research from clinical team members at biopharma companies and study sites. We know that for many of the questions we get, the person asking is not the only one struggling with that issue. Read the questions your peers are asking – and if you don’t see yours, submit one of your own.

  • Not Like Everyone Else: Unique Challenges For Small And Emerging Biopharma Companies

    Small and emerging biopharma companies are conducting almost 50% of the clinical trials in the United States today. Unlike “big pharma”, small companies are usually working with lean teams, limited resources, and minimal infrastructure. In this paper, we explore some of the unique challenges for clinical development teams, and solutions that can reduce the pressure on teams and timelines.

  • Compensating Participants In Clinical Research: Current Thinking

    New research on how people make decisions about research participation, and new approaches to the question of payments and compensation to participants, bring a new perspective; are payments to participants actually too low? This paper explores this question, and whether we should, in fact, worry much less about restricting compensation for research participants.

  • Removing Barriers: Reimbursement And Compensation For Participation In Oncology Clinical Trials

    Approximately 20% of cancer clinical trials will never be completed, because they fail to enroll enough participants to be able to answer the research question. Read this white paper to learn the impact that participant payments may play on clinical trial recruitment.

  • WCG Expands Its Research Site Executive Team, Global Research Network

    The WIRB-Copernicus Group® (WCG™) is pleased to announce the addition of several prominent executives to its Site Division and the expansion of its Global Research Network™ (GRN) of investigative sites. WCG is the leader in supporting clinical research sites in their critically important work of conducting clinical trials.

  • WCG Announces The Acquisition Of Analgesic Solutions, LLC

    The WIRB-Copernicus Group®’s (WCG™) Clinical Services Division announces the acquisition of Analgesic Solutions, LLC, the global leader in the development of new pain medications and in the support of clinical trials in which pain is an indicator of an underlying condition.

  • WCG Introduces A Transformational Solution For Clinical Research Sites

    WIRB-Copernicus Group® (WCG™) introduces WCG SiteReady™, a first-of-its-kind solution aimed at increasing the efficiency and profitability of clinical research for institutions and independent research sites. WCG’s newest offering helps researchers to optimize their performance, gain a competitive edge, and attract more opportunities for externally-funded clinical trials.

  • Addressing Suggestibility As A Psychological Phenomenon In Clinical Trials

    How can researchers identify participants’ overall level of suggestibility and then focus on the minimization of this characteristic to solve the issue of suggestibility in clinical trial?

  • Genetic Counselors - Helping Researchers Brace For The Silver Tsunami Of CNS Disorders

    Genetic testing is making it easier to identify patients for clinical trials. However, genetic testing in the context of clinical trials raises raise important ethical issues, including ones related to informed consent and disclosure of results. Genetic counselors can play a crucial role in helping sponsors address these operational and ethical issues, making trials more efficient, more patient-centered and, ultimately, more successful.

  • Invert To Convert: Rethinking Patient Recruitment And Enrollment Strategies

    Overall, the landscape of patient recruitment and enrollment have become highly specialized and data-driven. They demand a specialized, data-driven approach that nurtures potential participants and delivers bottom-line results, quickly and within budget. Read how an Enrollment Assistant can reduce the site’s workload, accelerate enrollment and make the entire recruitment process more efficient.

  • CTMS Provider Velos Joins WCG

    The WIRB-Copernicus Group’s (WCG) Clinical Services Division has acquired the Velos eResearch business line. Velos is a leading provider of clinical trial management solutions (CTMS) that increase the productivity and efficiency of clinical research.

  • Looking Ahead To 2019: Insights Into Clinical Research Trends from Our Experts

    IN 2018 there were many changes, trends, regulations and priorities that shaped the direction of the clinical research and drug development fields. In this paper, WCG experts share what they anticipate in 2019, and what everyone should be prepared for as we approach another year of change.

  • Is The Government Shutdown Already Impacting Drug Development?

    Insights into the impact that the shutdown will have on the FDA and on the review of investigational products, including those reviews which were already in process at the time of the shutdown. 

  • How To Accelerate Trial Enrollment: What Works And What Doesn’t

    As you evaluate clinical trial enrollment acceleration strategies, be sure to understand the root causes of slow enrollment and the reasons why traditional acceleration programs do not work. 

  • Conquer Study Start-Up Delays With A Data-Driven Approach

    Study start-up delays have perplexed the best minds in the clinical trials industry for decades. Discover how advanced analytics and an intense focus on the four problem areas can help.

  • Subject Recruitment Materials: Understanding The Requirements For IRB Review

    A breakdown of regulatory guidances and a clear picture of what the IRB needs to see.

  • Clinical Study Sites Struggle To Manage Responses To Ad Campaigns

    Solutions to manage an overwhelming response to a media campaign.

  • Avoid Enrollment Pitfalls: Find Your Best-fit Clinical Trial Sites

    Five characteristics to look for when finding the best-fit site for your study.

  • WCG (WIRB-Copernicus Group) Clinical Services Division Opens Office In Japan

    WCG™ (WIRB-Copernicus Group®) Clinical Services Division, the world’s leading provider of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, recently announced the opening of the company’s new office in Tokyo, Japan.

  • WCG (WIRB-Copernicus Group) Clinical Services Division Acquires ACI Clinical

    WCG™ (WIRB-Copernicus Group®) Clinical Services Division, the world's leading provider of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, today announced its acquisition of ACI Clinical, the top provider of Endpoint Adjudication and Data Monitoring Safety Committees.

  • Choosing The Right Solution: Improving the Clinical Trial Site Feasibility Process

    What are the things that high-performing clinical research sites do that make sponsors return to them again and again?

  • Five Essential Considerations for Efficient Clinical Trial Site Contracts and Payments

    Insights on how to avoid startup delays, issues executing the clinical trial, or problems with making payments to sites.

  • Meeting the Challenge of Appropriate Safety Report Distribution During Clinical Trials

    How to bring efficiency back to the  review process and to ensure that investigators are spending their time where it matters most, with the study participants.

  • The Digital Pill

    Although there are clear benefits with the first pill to include a digital sensor that tracks if and when it has been ingested brings, there are also questions regarding  patient privacy and choice.

  • Addressing Placebo Response, Therapeutic Misconceptions And Expectations

    Improving outcomes in clinical trials and reducing the trend toward high placebo response across different therapeutic areas requires the involvement of multiple stakeholders.

  • Six Practices Of High Performing Clinical Research Sites

    Six things that high-performing clinical research sites do that make sponsors return to them again and again.

  • Looking Ahead To 2018: Insights Into Clinical Research Trends From Industry Experts

    In this paper, some of our thought-leaders provide their insights on what they are watching for and what they anticipate in 2018 in clinical trial technology, regulatory changes, and scientific developments.

WEBINARS AND PODCASTS

  • Striving For Reliability: Optimizing Patient-Reported Data Through World-Class Design Management

    Can patients be trained to report their symptoms more accurately? With proper design and implementation, you can structure clinical trials, such as pain management studies, so that patients learn how to better report their symptoms. During COVID-19 sponsors have had the opportunity to examine ways to introduce new technologies, such as telehealth, to clinical trial operations and to use more science-based tools for evaluating the performance of clinical trials.

  • Jeffrey Borghoff: Finding Joy And Purpose After An Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

    At 51, Jeffrey Borghoff was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. What would devastate many people turned Borghoff into an advocate. The former software architect and developer is now a national spokesperson for the Alzheimer's Association and board member of the Greater New Jersey chapter. In this podcast, he talks about how the diagnosis forced him to reprioritize his life. “I've been pretty successful at that. I've been leading a very purposeful, engaging, joyful life.” With his care partner—his wife, Kimberly—he travels around the country making the case for research funding—and for clinical trial participation.

  • On The Future Of Schizophrenia Trials: Part 2 Of Transforming CNS Trials Series

    Remote assessments have become a necessity across CNS trials, but some areas are more complicated than others. Schizophrenia provides one such example; the risk of variability is high, and sponsors are concerned. PANSS—the gold standard rating scale for schizophrenia primary outcomes—is based largely on face-to-face interviews; it wasn’t developed for remote assessments. Is it still usable? The answer is addressed in this podcast.

  • On The Future Of Psychiatric Disorders: Part 1 Of Transforming CNS Trials Series

    The switch to remote methodologies as a response to COVID-19 has had a profound effect on the conduct of psychiatric disorder trials. Supporting these remote trials requires new tools, sophisticated technology and, most important, deep scientific and clinical expertise. COVID-19 has forced everyone involved in psychiatric trials to reconsider not only the tools and technology they use, but the entire patient encounter.

  • Site/Sponsor Partnerships In The New Normal – How Sanofi’s SMILE Program Drove The Changes We Need Now

    Now, more than ever, the partnership between sites and sponsors is essential, as we all navigate the changing site environment and workflows necessitated by COVID-19. With its acclaimed “SMILE” (Sanofi Making Investigator Lives Easier) program, Sanofi led the industry in building up those critical partnerships in 2019.

  • The True Problem Of COVID-19 Misinformation: How The Spread Of Inaccurate Information Harms Our Progress Toward New Therapies

    The problem of the spread of scientific misinformation is very real. We’ve probably all seen stories on social media about COVID-19, or anonymous testimonies from alleged healthcare providers, some of which seem obviously untrue. This webinar considers how misinformation about clinical trials, treatments and vaccines can impact research progress.

  • Now Is The Time: Making Your Clinical Trial More Resilient

    The problem of the spread of scientific misinformation is very real. We’ve probably all seen stories on social media about COVID-19, or anonymous testimonies from alleged healthcare providers, some of which seem obviously untrue. This webinar considers how misinformation about clinical trials, treatments and vaccines can impact research progress.

  • Public Awareness Of Clinical Research And The Path To Diversity In Clinical Trials

    COVID-19 and the effort to develop treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 have brought awareness of clinical trials into the public view like never before. What impact is that discussion having on the public’s understanding of clinical trials as part of the drug development process? In addition, there’s been extensive conversation about ensuring COVID-19 treatment studies include an appropriately representative population. How can we advance this important discussion to achieve diversity in research study enrollment?

  • COVID-19 Changed Everything – Now Contracts & Budgets Need To Catch Up

    As clinical trials shift quickly and necessarily from in-person to hybrid trials, remote visits, and virtual experiences and support, new opportunities and challenges emerge. While the industry figures out how to best navigate these new challenges, and much remains unresolved, we do know this: Sites and sponsors will be recalibrating everything, especially contract terms and budgets for either new components of trials or changes to clinical research. Site budgets for ongoing studies will need to be recalculated, amended and renegotiated, and contracts and budgets for new studies will have new considerations.

  • The Challenges Of Developing Vaccines And Treatments For COVID-19

    During this webinar, we highlight: the remdesivir development pathway and the experience of designing and conducting clinical trials in a brand-new disease without the benefit of medical guidance or regulatory precedent; The status and future of prophylactic vaccine development for COVID-19; The ethical issues of human challenge studies, which can speed vaccine development timelines but require careful consideration because they would intentionally expose study volunteers to COVID-19.

  • Imagining The Future State Of Clinical Research

    In this webinar, expert Ken Getz of Tufts CSDD, explores 3 facets of this transitional period: What the clinical research world was really like in 2019, by drawing from the rich data of the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD); What the clinical research world may look like in 2021 and beyond, and the potential changes to the ways we design protocols, select clinical sites, and operationalize studies; Whether the public discussion of the development of COVID-19 therapies could potentially be a turning point in the public’s understanding, awareness and engagement with clinical trials.

  • Raise Your Voices: Social Network Provides Safe Place For Patients To Share Stories And Influence Research

    In this podcast, Brian Loew, founder and CEO of online patient portal Inspire.com, talks about the value to patients and caregivers of providing a safe and trustworthy online social network — “peaceable kingdom,” as he calls it. Millions of patients representing 3,500 diseases — including many rare ones — come to Inspire.com for online community discussions focused on their own particular disease. The platform provides a place for meaningful conversations among patients and caregivers.

  • It’s All About The Trust: Authentic Community Engagement Key To Diverse Trial Enrollment

    “Our research population should match our community population.” That’s one of the takeaways from Christopher Gantz’s podcast interview with WCG President of Patient Advocacy Steve Smith. He describes several programs that help connect researchers with minority communities to increase engagement and access enrollment in clinical trials. Listen to learn how the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center’s success offers a model for other organizations to transform clinical trials.

  • COVID-19 Doesn’t Play Fair: What We Need to Understand About Racial Disparities

    This episode takes on a topic from recent headlines: namely, the racial disparity in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Edith P. Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, shares her insights on the causes of these health disparities and how they relate to the coronavirus. Contributing factors include less access to testing, lack of insurance and paid time off, underlying health conditions, and the spread of misinformation about the virus.

  • Chasing My Cure: An Interview With Dr. David Fajgenbaum

    In this podcast episode, WCG’s President of Patient Advocacy, Steve Smith, sits down for an interview with Dr. David Fajgenbaum, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Author of Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope Into Action to discuss what it’s like to be a patient of a rare disease.

  • Reducing Placebo Response & Measurement Error In Clinical Trials

    In this on-demand webcast, WCG experts Dr. Nathaniel Katz and Dr. Mark Opler illustrate why human error—including inaccurate symptom reporting—is driving placebo response and how proven, evidence-based interventions can be used to increase the overall chance of trial success. Hear their perspectives.

  • Addressing Acceptable Recruitment Methods For Clinical Trial Sponsors And Sites

    Patient engagement solutions to expedite study recruitment.