G.A.P.P. Webinar Series
A peer-to-peer learning and resource sharing platform to address Goals in Accrual, Performance, and PPI.
Led by the Network’s cancer centres, G.A.P.P. aims to provide timely opportunities for clinical research professionals in the Network to address commonly reported challenges in meeting identified goals, as well share successful strategies and/or approaches in clinical trial conduct.
This facilitated, peer-led webinar series is specific for clinical trial investigators, managers, coordinators, and patient representatives conducting and/or affiliated with Canadian academic cancer clinical trials.
To be notified of upcoming G.A.P.P. Webinar sessions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous G.A.P.P. Webinars
Webinar Session #1 Remote Monitoring
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Presentation Summary: This webinar session will provide information on current clinical trial remote monitoring processes implemented at cancer centres through the lens of a large vs. small cancer centre. Common challenges, such as operation efficiency, will be addressed and resources proven successful will be shared.
Chair: Krista Rideout, Eastern Regional Health Authority (NL)
Presenters: Susanna Sellmann, Shrutakirti Kulkarni, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN (ON), Janice Jansen-Pereira, Lakeridge Health (ON)
Recording: Webinar Session #1 Remote Monitoring
Webinar Session #2 Remote Consenting
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Presentation Summary: This webinar session will discuss considerations and challenges when implementing remote consent. Various perspectives will be provided throughout the session including, a trial coordinator via a case study, a research ethics officer from a central review board, and a patient partner as the session chair.
Chair: Don Wood, Cross Cancer Institute (AB)
Presenters: Brittany Speller, Juravinski Cancer Centre (ON), Alison van Nie, Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board (ON)
Recording: Webinar Session #2 Remote Consenting
Webinar Session #3 Effective Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Strategies
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Presentation Summary: This session will focus on effective PPI strategies and how it can be implemented at local cancer centres.
Chair: Debra Walker, 3CTN Patient Representative Advisory Council and Performance Strategy Team
Presenters: Dr. Victoria Forster, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Hospital for Sick Children (ON), Chris Normandeau, Director, Research Partnerships and Investment – Cancer Research and Analytics, Alberta Health Services(AB), Don Wood, Patient Partner, 3CTN Patient Representative Community of Practice (PRCoP) (AB)
Webinar Session #4 Implementing CRAFT for Pediatric Cancer Centres
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Presentation Summary: The Canadian Remote Access Framework for Clinical Trials (CRAFT) helps enable clinical trial participation by enabling pathways of access between sites offering a clinical trial and patients at non-participating sites. This session will provide an overview of the Canadian Remote Access Framework for Clinical Trials (CRAFT) and site considerations for implementation, with discussion focused on pediatric implementation. Learn more about the experience from a CRAFT Proof of Concept site and contribute to facilitated discussions to develop actionable approaches to overcome anticipated barriers or challenges to implementation.
Chair: Kathy Brodeur-Robb, Executive Director, C17 and Antonia Palmer, Patient/Parent Representative
Presenters: Paul Gibson, Associate Medical Director, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario, Carol Digout, Executive Director, APPHON, Stephen Sundquist, Executive Director, 3CTN,Mary Jean Howitt, COG Regional Clinical Trial Coordinator, IWK Health Centre, Krista Rideout, Manager, Clinical Research, Eastern Health, Jacqueline Limoges, Chair, Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board, Jennifer Cox, Manager, Research Contracts, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Bianka Courcelle, Research Nurse, CHU-Sainte Justineer Centre (ON), Alison van Nie, Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board (ON)
Webinar Session #5 Overcoming Staffing Challenges at Trial Units Part I
Wednesday, February 3, 2023
Presentation Summary: Network member sites have reported ongoing challenges with staff recruitment, onboarding, staff development and retention. This webinar will provide an overview of the strategies implemented by two cancer centres to address staffing challenges and participants will contribute to facilitated discussions to develop actionable approaches to overcome anticipated challenges.
Chair & Presenters: Susanna Sellmann, Clinical Research Manager, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Robyn Huffels, Interim Manager, Clinical Research, Northeast Cancer Centre
Webinar Session #6 Overcoming Staffing Challenges at Trial Units Part II
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Presentation Summary: The webinar will provide a recap from the first part of the Overcoming Staffing Challenges at Trial Units session and continue the conversation through facilitated discussions to develop actionable approaches to overcome anticipated staffing challenges.
Chair: Susanna Sellmann, Clinical Research Manager, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Robyn Huffels, Interim Manager, Clinical Research, Northeast Cancer Centre