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Science in a crisis: conducting clinical trials in an emergency

  • P Horby1
Trials201516(Suppl 2):I3

Published: 16 November 2015

In the closing plenary lecture, Prof Peter Horby describes the challenges of conducting clinical trials in emergency settings.

Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford, UK


© Horby 2015

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