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Nuts and Bolts of A Clinical Trial—the PATH-HHT study
This discussion will introduce the audience to clinical trials, including the factors that are considered when a clinical trial is designed, the different types of clinical trials, and the importance of clinical trials in developing new treatments for disease. We will also discuss in detail the PATH-HHT trial of pomalidomide for treatment of HHT as an example relevant to the HHT population.

Speakers: Dr. Keith McCrae (Cleveland Clinic, PI for PATH-HHT Study) and Dr. Vivek Iyer (Mayo Clinic, local site PI for PATH-HHT Study)

Dr. Keith McCrae received his MD degree from Duke University and subsequently trained in Hematology-Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a member of the faculty at U. Penn, Temple University and Case Western Reserve University, and is currently at the Cleveland Clinic where he is a Professor and Director of Benign Hematology. His interest are in bleeding, thrombotic and immune hematologic and vascular disorders. In addition to his clinical practice and clinical trials, he oversees a basic research laboratory where he studies blood and blood vessel function.

Dr. Vivek Iyer earned his M.B.B.S and M.D. degree with a specialization in internal medicine at B. J. Medical College in Ahmedabad, India. He earned his M.P.H. degree at Columbia University and a residency in internal medicine at State University of New York at Buffalo, New York. He further completed a fellowship in critical care medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Mayo Clinic and is currently a consultant in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr. Iyer holds the academic rank of assistant professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Iyer’s clinical interests focus on pulmonary vascular diseases such HHT, HPS and POPH and airway disorders (chronic cough, asthma, vocal cord dysfunction). He also practices critical care medicine.

May 12, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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