REFINE ICD - NEWS AND UPDATES


October 21, 2017 - CANet Symposium - Arrhythmia Care In The Community

Please join us on 21 October 2017 for an exquisite dinner by the renowned culinary team at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in beautiful Vancouver, BC. During the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC 2017), the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) will be host to a unique symposium titled Arrhythmia Care in the Community.

The symposium brings together community cardiologists across Canada to discuss:
    • The network's research programs
    • Arrhythmia patient needs in the community
    • Collaboration between academic researchers and community care providers
    • Opportunities for future research programs


Please click here to RSVP.

September 21, 2017 - New Protocol CIP Version 12.1- Training Documents for Protocol Amendment

All site personnel listed on your delegated task list (DTL) must be trained on the new protocol version 12.1.

• REFINE_ICD_Protocol_Training_Slides_CIPV11_to_CIPV12.1_30_Aug_2017.pdf (protocol changes only – 13 pages)  ► download

• REFINE_ICD_Protocol_Training_Slides_CIPV12.1_30_Aug_2017 (full protocol training – 49 pages)  ► download

Please note that he new protocol can only be implemented at your site if you have received your REB’s approval and your site personnel’s training on CIP Version 12.1 is documented!

⇒ The protocol training slide sets can be distributed for self-training.

⇒ For personnel who have received protocol training previously, please use the short slide set
     REFINE_ICD_Protocol_Training_Slides_CIPV11_to_CIPV12.1_30_Aug_2017.pdf   ► download

⇒ For new personnel who require full protocol training, please use the full length slide set
     REFINE_ICD_Protocol_Training_Slides_CIPV12.1_30_Aug_2017  ► download

⇒ Document your personnel’s training on a new “Study Personnel Training Log” for CIP version 12.1 
     REFINE_ICD_Study_Personnel_Training_Log_V3.1,_18_Jul_13  ► download

Please retain the original “study personnel training log” for your records and submit a copy or scan to the Clinical Coordinating Centre by email or fax (403-210-8140) as proof of training.

Kindly take this opportunity to review and update your training Logs and delegated task lists, if applicable (documentation of recent personnel changes, etc.).

September 21, 2017 - New Protocol CIP Version 12.1- Study Documents for Protocol Amendment

We are very pleased to announce that the newest version 12.1 of the REFINE ICD protocol has been approved by Ethics last week.

Please see the following list of study documents for the protocol amendment submission to your REB:

Protocol:
• REFINE ICD CIP Protocol Version 12.1, Aug 30, 2017  ► download
• REFINE ICD Summary of Changes CIP Version 12, Mar 29, 2017  ► download
• REFINE ICD Summary of Changes CIP Version 12.1, Aug 30, 2017  ► download

Ethics Approval Letter:
• REFINE ICD CIP Version 12 Ethics Approval Letter, Jun 14, 2017  ► download
• REFINE ICD CIP Version 12.1 Ethics Approval Letter, Sep 15, 2017  ► download

Informed Consent Form Templates:

• REFINE ICD Main ICF Template V6 With CMR - Tracked, 6.0, June 12, 2017  ► download
• REFINE ICD Main ICF Template (Two Stage Consent Form - Stage One) V1 With CMR, 1.0, June 12, 2017 (optional)  ► download
• REFINE ICD Main ICF Template (Two Stage Consent Form - Stage Two) V1, 1.0, June 12, 2017 (optional)  ► download

Patient Education Material (optional):
• REFINE ICD Poster Template CIP12 (11x17), 2.0, June 12, 2017  ► download
• REFINE ICD Poster Template CIP12 (8.5x11), 2.0, June 12, 2017  ► download
• REFINE ICD Patient Education Slides CIP12, 3.0, March 29, 2017  ► download
• REFINE ICD Patient Brochure CIP12, 3.0, April 28, 2017  ► download
• REFINE ICD Patient Info Guide - English, 3.0, April 28, 2017  ► download
• REFINE ICD Patient Info Guide - French, 3.0, April 28, 2017  ► download

CMR Substudy Protocol (for participating sites only):
• REFINE ICD CMR Substudy V5 (12-Apr-17)  ► download

Note: You need to be logged in order to download the study documents above.
If you prefer to receive the study documents by email, kindly email us at
refine@ucalgary.ca.

Please update your informed consent forms as appropriate and return them to us for review and approval.

Kindly submit the protocol amendment to your REB at your earliest convenience.


July 26, 2017 - New Site Activation

We are very pleased to announce that our newest site St. Mary's General Hospital (Dr. Jolly) in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada was initiated today. Welcome on board!

November 3, 2016 - New Site Activation

We are very pleased to announce that our newest site New Brunswick Heart Centre (Dr. Toal) in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada was initiated today. Welcome on board!

October 22, 2016 - REFINE ICD Breakfast Meeting CCC Montreal

The Calgary REFINE ICD team is pleased to welcome you to the REFINE ICD Breakfast Meeting in Montreal, Quebec.

October 13, 2016 - CANet Funding Awarded

We are pleased to announce that our application to the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada’s (CANet) Research Grant program has been approved for funding!

June 20, 2016 - Study Relaunch

We are delighted to inform you that we have secured alternate funding for REFINE ICD via partnerships with GE Healthcare, Medtronic of Canada, AHS and the CIHR in order to resume the trial.
Furthermore, we are pursuing funding from the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada - Network of Centres of Excellence (CANet-NCE). We are therefore reopening the study for enrollment and randomization on Monday, June 20th, 2016.
The trial will continue in Canada and selected sites in Europe and the Middle East.
We want to take this opportunity and thank you for your continuing support and efforts for the REFINE ICD study.



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