The Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) at the University of Leeds is running a series of webinars for researchers and clinicians so they can learn all about the UKMRA-Myeloma UK-Concept and Access Research Programme (CARP) and how it supports the development of early phase myeloma trials.

The webinar series will include presentations that will describe how and why CARP was created, share the experiences from researchers and patients as well as introducing phase I trial design. The speakers are senior trialists and patient representatives who are all actively involved in CARP. Each one-hour session will consist of 30-45 minutes of presentation(s) followed by Q&A.

The first webinar “Developing early phase myeloma research in the UK: an introduction to the UKMRA-MUK-Concept and Access Research Programme” will take place on 25 March 2021. The webinar will include an overview of myeloma trial development and discuss the practicalities of developing an early phase clinical trial proposal through CARP. Sarah McDonald, Director of Research at Myeloma UK will also share her thoughts on the importance of early phase research.

The second webinar “Implementation of an early phase myeloma platform trial” will take place on 29 April 2021. In this webinar, Dr Rakesh Popat, Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Associate Professor at University College London Hospital will share his experiences of developing and setting up an early phase myeloma clinical trial through CARP.

You can register for the webinars now on Eventbrite.

Further dates and topics will be confirmed soon. Look out for updates on the Myeloma Academy events page or the Eventbrite page.