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Seneca Lectures @ MPL: The Importance of Clinical Trials

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How do clinical trials allow us to improve our knowledge, learn more about new medications, and advance our scientific knowledge?

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Short Description: The focus of this presentation will be to introduce clinical trials and how scientific information obtained from these types of studies is instrumental in both helping learn more about new medications and are critical for scientific advancement. There will be discussion of how being part of these trials can impact the people participating in these studies and how this information is used by the pharmaceutical industry and scientists to help treat diseases and provide potential new treatments to Canadians.

Biography: Greg Staios is currently a Professor at Seneca College in the Clinical Research program in the School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry. Prior to becoming a Professor, he was the Manager, Research Quality and Privacy at the Applied Health Research Centre, an Academic Research Organization located at St. Michael’s Hospital where he oversaw both the internal and external quality programs. He has held numerous roles in his career including Manager of the Research Ethics Office at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Research Quality Improvement Specialist where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of the quality program at this institution. He received both a Hon.BSc and MSc in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto.

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