Monthly Archives: August 2012

EMPOWER

EMPOWER is a multi-centre, double-masked, randomized controlled trial designed to determine if the administration of Domperidone compared to placebo will increase breast milk production without any signs of harm over a two or four week period. The primary research question asks: In mothers of preterm infants 23 0/7 to 29 6/7 completed weeks gestation at […]

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Regulatory Reminder

EMPOWER is a Health Canada regulated trial investigating the use of Domperidone in an off-label indication.  As such, it is our responsibility as the Sponsor to ensure the safety and well-being of each patient enrolled into the EMPOWER trial and to adhere to the regulations put in place to verify our compliance.  In so doing, […]

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Welcome Aboard Israel!

Tel Aviv, Israel—On July 19, 2012 collaborators from across Israel met in Tel Aviv at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers to participate in the EMPOWER Collaborators’ Training Session.  With representation from 6 hospitals in Israel, the EMPOWER protocol, study conduct, and regulatory requirements were presented followed by an afternoon of training on OpenClinica, the electronic […]

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Site Visit–Women’s Hospital, Hamad Medical Corp.

Facilitated by Dr. Sajjad ur Rahman, the EMPOWER team conducted a site visit and training session this July at Women’s Hospital, a branch of the Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar.  Dr. Elizabeth Asztalos (EMPOWER Principal Investigator) presented the trial during rounds with the physicians and head nursing staff and later held mini information sessions […]

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EMPOWER goes LIVE!

On May 7th 2012, the EMPOWER trial officially went LIVE!   With Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as the first active site, the first three mothers were recruited in July.  Enthusiasm and support continue to mount as we prepare for the activation of seventeen other sites representing Canada, Israel, Qatar, and Chile.

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CONCEPTT Collaborators’ Meeting and Training Session

The Conceptt Collaborators’ Meeting and Training Session will take place on September 19-21, 2012 at the InterContinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Please ensure that you have submitted your attendance form and received confirmation from the Conceptt Coordinating Centre with all your accomodations details. If you have not done so, please contact the Conceptt […]

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