Resolving Rivalries and Realigning Goals: Challenges of Clinical and Research Multiteam Systems
July 19, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST
David Gerber, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology Division, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Co-Director, Experimental Therapeutics Program, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern
In this cyber discussion, Dr. Gerber describes how the care of patients on clinical research protocols requires careful and continuous coordination between clinic teams and research teams. How these teams divide tasks, maintain open lines of communication, and respond to unforeseen developments is critical to optimizing patient experience and safety, as well as generating high-quality clinical data. Dr. Gerber reviews the multiteam systems involved in the conduct of cancer clinical trials, including an overview of how these teams perceive their identities, their interactions, and their responsibilities.