The 10th Wiggers-Bernard Conference will take place on October 12, 2019 in Chania, Greece under the headline:
“Pre-clinical Modeling in Sepsis: pre-clinical randomized multi-center trial (pRCT) for sepsis”
The abysmal failure rate in the development of new drugs for the treatment of sepsis suggests that successful translation of new therapies and/or medications requires major conceptual modifications. A multi-center pre-clinical trial concept appears to be one of the viable solutions, advancing pre-clinical sepsis research from partly idiosyncratic single-laboratory animal studies to a multi-center study design. The latter design likely provides a more robust, transparent and financially attractive assessment platform for experimental medications and therapies being considered for testing in clinical trials. The goal of the 2019 Wiggers-Bernard Conference Initiative is to develop and test-run such a multi-center animal trial platform in the field of sepsis.
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Funding acknowledgment: the sponsorship is provided by the Austrian Society of Advancement of Research in Shock and Tissue Engineering. This meeting is also supported by the Office of Naval Research Global N62909-19-1-2143. Thank you!