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June 6–7, 2011 Clinical Trials Conference: New Challenges & Opportunities

Donald West King, M.D.

Donald West King, M.D.
FNLM Chairman

How to Attend

To sign up to attend the 2011 Clinical Trials Conference, visit and fill out the attendance form on the Web site. Questions may be directed to; 202-679-9930 (8:30–5:00 ET)

We are pleased to announce that the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), in association with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), are cosponsoring a major conference to address the important topic of clinical trials: “Clinical Trials: New Challenges and Opportunities.”

On Monday and Tuesday, June 6–7, the 2011 NLM/FNLM Conference will explore the future of clinical trials, as part of the National Library of Medicine’s 175th Anniversary celebrations. Clinical trials are scientific studies that use human volunteers to help medical professionals find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose, or treat disease.

The conference, held at the Natcher Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md., will convene key government, industry, academic, and patient advocate representatives to discuss pressing issues in clinical trials, including:

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Support the Clinical Trials Conference

If you or your organization would like more information about supporting the 2011 Clinical Trials Conference or other NLM/FNLM programs, please contact Gage Lewis. Email: Phone: 202-683-255

  • Roles of 77 NIH and, the FDA, industry, and academia
  • Registration and results reporting at
  • Effects of patient-driven digital networks on clinical research
  • Novel methodologies to improve efficiency and quality
  • Clinical research’s response to public health needs
  • Forging government-industry partnerships
  • Improving medical care by disseminating trial results

We hope that those members of the American public who are interested in the vital and evolving role of clinical trials will make plans to attend this conference.

Donald West King, M.D., Chairman
Friends of the National Library of Medicine

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Spring 2011 Issue: Volume 6 Number 1 Page Inside Cover