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Optimizing Patient Participation in Clinical Trials

Attract. Engage. Retain.

June 2 – 30, 2014



Overview:

Optimizing Patient Participation in Clinical Trials is a recorded webinar series, tackling some of the biggest challenges in attracting, engaging and retaining patients in clinical trials. Webinar presentations showcase best practices and case studies across various stakeholder perspectives, identifying barriers to improving the patient experience, and highlighting the latest strategies for optimizing patient participation.

Optimizing Patient Participation in Clinical Trials was a huge success providing best practices and innovative solutions for some of the biggest challenges facing industry today. Here's a sample of key questions answered in this 6-part webinar series, which is now available in an eBox Set for your convenience!

  1. What are some ways that patient centric clinical trials lower drug development costs and reduce cycle times?

  2. Who or what does today's pharma model revolve around? Is it the physician, the patient, or the market?

  3. How does creating an engaged patient community translate into an increase in patient recruitment?

  4. How would you apply the patient centricity model to engage sites to participate in a trial with a difficult design?

  5. What's the ONE thing pharma should do to see the impact of the ePatient?

  6. Are there differences between ePatients from different parts of the globe?

  7. How do you see the future of trial recruitment changing to take into consideration big data?

  8. Only 3-5% of adults with cancer participate in research. How do we change that?

  9. Should sites be ranked (e.g. top 100 sites for running trials)? And who should rank them? Patients? Sponsors?

  10. Does low clinical trial enrollment have a tech solution? Should the solution target patients or providers?

Order your eBox Set today! Get the entire series for a nominal fee and ​​find out what key thought leaders and patients have to say about new strategies for Optimizing Patient Participation in Clinical Trials. Attract. Engage. Retain.

The following webinars were presented (each session is approximately 90 minutes):


Who Attended?  

Directors, Managers, Heads of, Officers, Scientists, and Specialists in:

  • Pharma and Biotech
  • Contract Research Organizations
  • Site Management Organizations
  • Contract Manufacturing Organizations
  • Research Institutions/Universities
  • Institutional Review Boards/Research Ethics Boards
  • Government, Regulatory Groups
  • Patient Advocacy Groups
  • Associations/Non-profits
  • Patient Service and Clinical Solutions Providers


Optimizing Patient Participation in Clinical Trials:

Agenda


Monday, June 2, 2014 @ 11:00am EDT 

Webinar 1: Reinventing Drug Development through Patient Centricity (Keynote)

In the "opening keynote" for this series, Ken Getz will provide a global perspective on today’s clinical trials landscape and share his thoughts on the challenges, opportunities and latest strategies for improving the patient experience....

Keynote Speaker:
Kenneth A. Getz, MBA
Internationally recognized R&D expert
Director of Sponsored Research Programs & Associate Professor
Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts University School of Medicine
Founder, The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)

Bio: Ken Getz is the Director of Sponsored Research and an associate professor at the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts University School of Medicine where he conducts research programs on drug development management strategies and tactics, outsourcing, global investigative site and...


Thursday, June 5, 2014 @ 11:00am EDT 

Webinar 2: Patient Protection, Engagement & Informed Consent: A Global Perspective

The traditional paper-based process of obtaining patient consent for participation in clinical trials, as well as the institutionally-based ethics approval process, presents ongoing challenges across the clinical research landscape compromising study start- up and leaving participants....

Speaker:
Ronald Heslegrave, Ph.D.
Corporate Chief of Research
William Osler Health System

Bio: Ronald Heslegrave is currently the Chief of Research at William Osler Health System in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In this role he is responsible for building a program of research designed to strenghthen our capacity to conduct clinical trials. Moreover...

 


Monday, June 9, 2014 @ 1:00pm EDT

Webinar 3: The Impact of the ePatient on Clinical Development

Internet-friendly epatients – or empowered patients – and the rising availability of big data are becoming increasingly significant in clinical research. While the industry struggles to work out how best to respond to these developments, innovative approaches are starting to emerge that are already...

Speaker:
Peter Coë
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Tudor Reilly Health

Bio: Peter Coë is a director and co-founder of Tudor Reilly Health, a digital health company, building online communities for patients and carers in areas of medical need. He is also co-author of...

 

Speaker:
Paulo Moreira 
VP - GCO, Head of External Innovation
EMD Serono 

Bio: Paulo Moreira is a Clinical Development executive with 24 years of experience in clinical research. He has been with EMD Serono for the last 14 year in positions of increasing responsibility within Clinical Operations. Most recently...

 


Wednesday, June 11, 2014 @ 1:00pm EDT

Webinar 4: The Site’s Realities and Its Impact on Barriers to Patient Recruitment and Retention

Internationally recognized industry site expert and President of the Society for Clinical Research Sites, will share relevant information on some of the top barriers to patient enrollment and retention. Attendees will learn....

Speaker:
Christine Pierre
President
Society for Clinical Research Sites

Bio: Christine Pierre is the founder and President of The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) and the CEO of RxTrials, Inc. She is internationally known for her passion of clinical research and expertise in clinical research site management and patient recruitment and...

 


Monday June 23rd, 2014 @11:00am EDT

Webinar 5: Communicating Clinical Trial Results to Study Volunteers: The Critical Role of Post-trial Communication in Engaging Patients as Partners in Clinical Research (Best Practices)

Nearly 40% of the global public feels that clinical research volunteers are ‘experimental test subjects, not people.’ While there is widespread recognition that study volunteers contribute to the advancement of public health, the research community still has plenty of opportunity to...

Speaker:
Zachary Hallinan
Director of Patient Communication and Engagement Programs
CISCRP

Bio: Zach Hallinan is the Director of Patient Communication and Engagement Programs at the non-profit Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP). A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he oversees CISCRP's programs...


 

Speaker:
Joseph Kim, MBA
Director Clinical Operations, Patient Engagement and Recruitment
Shire Pharmaceuticals

Bio: Joseph Kim serves as the Clinical Operations Director at Shire, focusing on developing and implementing innovative trial optimization solutions in an outsourced model. He has spent over 15 years in the Pharma industry utilizing a unique approach that...

 

 


Wednesday, June 25, 2014 @ 1:00pm EDT

Webinar 6: Optimizing Patient Participation in Clinical Trials: Challenges & Opportunities Going Forward (Patient/Industry Keynote Panel)

Optimizing patient participation in clinical trials has always been critical to the success of bringing safe, new medicines to market and improving the health and lives of patients. However, in this post-blockbuster era a perfect storm has been brewing, resulting in...

Moderator:
Sarah E. Kucharski
Award-winning Writer and Editor, Smoky Mountain Living
Patient Advocate and ePatient Advisory Board Member,
Medicine X, Stanford University School of Medicine
CEO/Chairman and Founder, FMD Chat

Bio: Sarah E. Kucharski is an award-winning writer and editor of Smoky Mountain Living, a nationally-published, regional lifestyle magazine covering Western North Carolina, East Tennessee, North Georgia, and Southwest Virginia. She is responsible for the magazine's...

Speaker:
Joseph Kim, MBA
Director Clinical Operations, Patient Engagement and Recruitment
Shire Pharmaceuticals

Bio: Joseph Kim serves as the Clinical Operations Director at Shire, focusing on developing and implementing innovative trial optimization solutions in an outsourced model. He has spent over 15 years in the Pharma industry utilizing a unique approach that...

 

Speaker:
Jerry Matczak
Community Manager, Lilly Clinical Open Innovation
Eli Lilly and Company

Bio: Jerry Matczak is the Community Manager for Eli Lilly and Company’s Clinical Open Innovation (Lilly COI) effort, responsible for connecting and engaging patients, industry and other stakeholders to...

 

Speaker:
Paulo Moreira
VP - GCO, Head of External Innovation
EMD Serono

Bio: Paulo Moreira is a Clinical Development executive with 24 years of experience in clinical research. He has been with EMD Serono for the last 14 year in positions of increasing responsibility within Clinical Operations. Most recently, as the Global Head of Clinical Strategic Partnering and...


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