LFA Professional Online Instrument Training Program (POINT Program™)
The Lupus Foundation of America's POINT Program™ is the only web-based program that provides standardized training worldwide on the correct use of disease assessment tools used in clinical trials.
We created the program to address substantial inconsistencies in the way researchers use and are trained on tools to evaluate the treatments being studied in clinical trials. These inconsistencies prevented the clinical trials from demonstrating the effectiveness of the study medications, ultimately limiting the availability of new treatments for people with lupus.
The LFA POINT Program™ helps improve the quality of studies on new therapies.
Today, more than 3,000 lupus researchers in 50 countries use the LFA POINT Program™. Early results show that researchers use disease assessment tools more consistently and accurately. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) now uses the LFA POINT Program™, significantly bolstering our goal to put new medicines in the hands of people with lupus faster.