drsclafani wrote:It is difficult to not do followup on patient i have already treated and to take care of the patients who were about to be treated when i got shot dow
I can't even imagine how frustrating that must be.
I was bummed yesterday too, it was my originally scheduled day for the procedure, but it was also my birthday so there was cake and family and all the good stuff.
The delay isn't so bad, it's the not knowing if the IRB will approve at the end of the delay. So I need not an ask-Dr-Sclafani thread, but an ask-the-magic-ball thread: will the IRB approve? And when?
so my friends, i will share with you the process as it has evolved so far.
1. I wrote up the proposal
2. i shared it with some colleagues who participate in IRBs to see what they thought
3. they made some recommendations
4. I revised my application, my protocol and my consent form. consent forms are very complicated for a wordsmith like me. I must dumb this down to a fifth grade education
5. Dr. Valsamis, my coinvestigator then reviewed all three documents
6. i mad corrections, addiitons , clarifications,etc
7. irb submitted.
8. tomorrow or monday i could hear the first review.
9 revise and send back
i am confident that the IRB will approved this research project; however i cannot predict how long it will take
and cece.....happy birthday