WEBINARS

Rubber Meets the Road: Partnering with the Patient – Informed Consent

This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Before participating in a clinical trial, study staff must administer the Informed Consent Form, whereby patients are informed about what to expect throughout the duration of the trial, as well as when, how, and why. It is crucial for individuals participating in a clinical trial to have a comprehensive understanding of the nature of the trial, including the risks and benefits, as well as any treatment and/or procedures as applicable. This level of detailed information will help a patient determine whether they wish to participate, on their own terms.

This webinar, presented by GuideStar’s Vice President of Research Operations, Maria Chester, will dive deep into the specifics of informed consent requirements and helpful tips to overcome some challenges. It’s not just a form, it’s a process!

Maria M. Chester, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP, Vice President of Research Operations

Maria came to GuideStar with more than 15 years of experience in healthcare, and 11 years of experience in clinical research. Before serving as Vice President of Operations, Maria began her career in clinical research at the LSUHSC Scott Cancer Center as the lead CRA for the MB-CCOP as well as Research Nurse at Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner, then Clinical Research Director for a 3-hospital consortium. Her zeal for research and diverse knowledge make her an asset to GuideStar and our sites. She holds a BSN from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

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