Basic/Clinical Science Session

Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trials: Accelerating Evidence Generation in Nephrology

November 08, 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: Salon A/B, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

This session provides an introduction to concepts in the design, conduct, and implementation of embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCTs), with a focus on interventions that are relevant to the nephrology research community. These trials have the potential to inform policy and practice with broadly generalizable, high-quality evidence at a reduced cost and increased efficiency compared with traditional explanatory clinical trials. ePCT strategies provide unique opportunities for clinical investigators.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Clarify the definition of pragmatic clinical trials and explain their utility
  • Describe the unique characteristics and challenges of designing, conducting, and implementing ePCTs within diverse healthcare systems that provide care to patients with kidney diseases
  • Discuss the capacity of nephrology investigators to address important clinical questions with ePCTs

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Other


  • Susan R. Mendley, MD
  • Catherine M. Meyers, MD