Coming Together to Drive Innovation in Clinical Trials

A message from Susan Marlin, President & CEO, Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO)

Since the beginning, collaboration has been at the heart of Clinical Trials Ontario. Ten years ago, leaders in Ontario’s clinical trials community came together to establish our organization. Since then it has been our mission is to foster growth  by strengthening, promoting and capitalizing on Ontario’s and Canada’s competitive advantages to conduct high-quality clinical trials.

Supporting that mission is our annual CTO Clinical Trials Conference, now in its seventh year. Among Canada’s largest clinical trials events, the CTO Conference brings diverse stakeholders from across the clinical trials community together for two days of conversation about the key challenges faced by our sector, as well as the emerging opportunities and significant innovations that can help us overcome those challenges. We are thrilled to connect with our community in person again on November 10th and 11th in Toronto.

We are putting together a packed agenda that addresses the themes and topics our community has been talking about. Sessions at the 2022 conference will focus on important areas, including: lessons learned from the pandemic, science and misinformation, the role of research during conflict and crisis, and conducting clinical trials in community hospitals and long term care homes, research ethics. Inclusiveness in clinical trials will be a focus, as well as the tremendous and increasing capacity we have to conduct clinical trials across Canada.

There will be plenty of networking opportunities to meet with other delegates and organizations, including our third annual Innovation Showcase, an space for new and emerging clinical trials-related companies to profile their innovations. We are also honoured to have the Minister of Colleges and Universities, the Honourable Jill Dunlop, share remarks and join us for a special CTO 10th Anniversary Reception taking place following plenary sessions on November 10th. It will be our first opportunity to come together since 2019 and celebrate the many accomplishments we have seen in Ontario and across Canada, especially in recent years as we pushed through the pandemic.

As CTO reflects on a decade of working with our community to improve the environment for clinical trials, we are excited for what the future holds and what advancements will arise from the conversations at this year’s CTO 2022 Clinical Trials Conference.

We hope to see you there in November!

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