This session takes place on Thursday 13th June 2019, 10:00 EDT | 15:00 BST | 16:00 CEST 

Following on from part 1 of this webinar series, our experts Senior Vice President and Head of Pharmacoepidemiology and Risk Management, Dr Michael Forstner, Senior Director Pharmacoepidemiology, Maartje Smulders, and Ergomed’s Head of RWE and Late Phase Division, Dr Alex Artyomenko will discuss real-world research designs, methodological challenges and solutions together with several real-world study case examples.

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) remain the gold standard for establishing the causal relationship between medication treatment and outcomes.

However, for some clinical questions, RCTs may be unethical, infeasible, too costly, and/or lack generalizability beyond a very narrow population only. In these cases, alternative study designs are crucial for supplementing the evidence from RCTs and providing required information on the comparative effectiveness and safety of medications.

Pragmatic studies and observational studies collecting and/or assessing real-world data (RWD) can supplement the evidence from RCTs and provide required information on the comparative effectiveness and safety of medications. However, concerns about the validity of real-world studies continue to detract from their utility for decision-making.

In this webinar, we will summarize key considerations – study design, methodological approach and tools – which stakeholders should consider when designing or evaluating real-world studies. All portrayed along with practical case examples of studies.

We will be discussing:

  • How to decide on best real-world study approach to use: study design algorithm
  • Methodological challenges and solutions of various real-world study approaches
  • Case examples of real-world studies

The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session where you will be able to ask questions and receive direct feedback on key areas of uncertainty. 

Click here to book your place today. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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