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ISPCTN announces launch of summer professional development series

Released: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (ISPCTN) is pleased to offer its first professional development series titled "Overview of Clinical Trials". This series is available to all LA CaTS Center member institutions and is accessible beginning today, June 13th.

Please see the details below. Interested investigators and research staff should contact Sherry Lloyd at with the following information and/or the contact person for the group that would like access to these trainings and she will contact them directly with instructions on how to login and register.

  1. Name
  2. Title
  3. Clinical Site/Institution Name
  4. State
  5. Institutional email address


The Data Coordinating and Operations Center (DCOC) for the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (ISPCTN) is happy to announce the launch of a summer professional development series titled Overview of Clinical Trials As a component of the Environmental Children's Health Outcomes (ECHO), one of the overarching goals for the ISPCTN is to build national pediatric research capacity to conduct clinical trials by providing professional development for investigators and research faculty as well as team support and infrastructure building.

The 6 week summer professional development courses will provide an overview of clinical trials in three ways:

  1. Recorded videos
  2. Podcasts
  3. Live chats with experienced clinical trial researchers

The 6 week series will discuss the following:

If you have any questions about the summer series or ISPCTN professional development activities, please email


About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit