Introducing NMD4C Clinical Trial Concierge Bonnie Wooten

The NMD4C Clinical Trial working group’s activities strengthen and support the coordination and communication of neuromuscular clinical trials in Canada to optimize access for all stakeholders to timely and accurate information.

To facilitate the network’s Clinical Trial Coordination activities and to meet this demand, the NMD4C is excited to announce the hiring of Bonnie Wooten, who has joined the team in her role as the Clinical Trial Concierge. In her role, Bonnie will work with all stakeholders including clinicians, families, and industry.

Read Bonnie’s full bio here.

Bonnie has already begun to collect information on the current landscape of neuromuscular clinical trials in Canada; stay tuned for more information to come in the coming months.

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