ACRP 2017 Meeting & Expo

16-1 - The Power and Reach of Social Media in Clinical Trials

May 2, 2017 8:30am ‐ May 2, 2017 9:30am

Expiration Date: May 2, 2020

Credits: None available.

Standard: $75.00
Members: $25.00


Social media is commonly seen as a tool for sponsor advertisement, recruitment and retention in clinical trials. However, transmission of trial-related information in public digital forums can have an effect on scientific research operations and outcomes, even at the site level. How can disclosures of study information, like treatments, side effects, adverse events and other confidential information, through social media channels affect your trials? Join us to gain strategies for managing the effects of rapid, uncontrolled social media disclosures and their potential negative consequences, particularly in the areas of subject safety reporting and research integrity.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize how social media is used in clinical research and its impact on clinical trial operations
  2. Evaluate differences between the use of social media forums for publication of general trial information and disclosure of confidential patient, safety or result information
  3. Recommend strategies to mitigate bias and unintended effects on the clinical trial or site


  • Christina Talley, RAC, CCRP, CCRC, Program Director, Houston Methodist Research Institute

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The Power and Reach of Social Media in Clinical Trials Exam

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