Category Archives: EMPOWER

EMPOWER and Flu Season

Dear EMPOWER Collaborators, Flu season is upon us in the Northern hemisphere, and with the flu comes increased occurrence of diarrhea and vomiting, which can lead to electrolyte imbalances.  Because electrolyte imbalances can contribute to a prolonged Q-Tc interval, it is important to consider stopping the study medication in participants experiencing excessive vomiting or diarrhea […]

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Happy New Year!

  Wishing you a year filled with joy, peace and happiness. ~The EMPOWER Team  

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Holiday Greetings from the EMPOWER Team

      The EMPOWER Team wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.  Please note our offices will be closed on December 25 and 26, 2013 and January 1, 2014.

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EMPOWER Recruitment

Greetings EMPOWER Collaborators, We are happy to announce that we have completed site visits at all of our Canadian sites! We sincerely appreciate your participation, hard work and efforts which made it possible to complete this process. We anticipate that by the end of 2013, we will have 10 Canadian sites active and recruiting! With […]

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Reminder EMPOWER Protocol Amendment, Version 2.0

Dear EMPOWER Collaborators, Please remember to submit the amended EMPOWER Protocol Version 2.0 to your local ethics committee.  For sites that are not yet active, also include the revised Informed Consent Form Version 2.0. Once approval is obtained, forward a copy to the EMPOWER CC in order to have the CTSI submitted to Health Canada […]

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EMPOWER Protocol Amendment, Version 2.0

Dear EMPOWER Collaborators, We are pleased to announce that the EMPOWER Protocol Version 2.0 has been approved! Revisions to the protocol reflect the feedback we have received from several of our sites, and address various recruitment challenges.  The following is a summary of the major changes that we anticipate will increase recruitment opportunities and simplify […]

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Domperidone and Contraindicated Medications

Dear Empower Collaborators, We hope you are enjoying the beginning of summer, or winter for our sites in the Southern hemisphere! We are working diligently to activate our new sites and would like to take this opportunity to welcome Australia to EMPOWER! We look forward to start-up at our international sites in the near future, […]

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EMPOWER Clarifications

Please ensure the Site Investigator has read, signed and dated the Clarification Memo sent to the sites regarding the purpose and timing of the study ECGs.  Documentation should also exist confirming that this clarification was shared with all applicable team members as it relates to their role at your site.  If you have any questions […]

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Did You Know…

The transfer of patient identifiers, such as name, date of birth, hospital numbers, is a breach of privacy and confidentiality laws, and are reportable incidences to your REB/IRB or Privacy Office? To avoid this breach from occurring, don’t forget to remove identifiable patient information from all data sent to the EMPOWER CC. Be sure to […]

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EMPOWER Reminders

As summer starts winding down in the South, and winter continues to dump snow on us in the North, we hope everyone has had a safe and enjoyable holiday season. In the upcoming months we look forward to activation of new sites in Canada, Chile, Qatar, and Israel and continuing to work with you in […]

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