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Perspectives on Patient Recruitment:
Site and Patient Awareness Items and Participant Insurance Coverage
Speaker for this event:

Tony L. Hursey, MPH, Vice President, Cardiology & Endocrinology, MMG hspace=0

Confusion around the intended application of PhRMA guidelines and lack of awareness of insurance implications for clinical trial participants are unnecessarily handicapping clinical trial enrollment. Reactions to recent PhRMA guidelines have caused some sponsors to overly limit tactics for motivating and retaining both sites and trial participants. By doing so, sponsors are further decreasing sites’ abilities to maintain participants’ engagement in trials, and may be limiting site performance. Likewise, a lack of strategic planning around the implication of insurance coverage for study participants is directly affecting the likelihood that otherwise interested patients will participate in clinical trials.

This webinar will address these two important issues and share best practices optimizing participant enrollment and site engagement within applicable guidelines.


This program is intended for clinical research and regulatory affairs professionals who are responsible for or impact their organizations’ efforts applied to clinical trial patient recruitment and retention and/or study site performance.


Tony L. Hursey, MPH, Vice President, Cardiology & Endocrinology, MMG   

As Vice President of MMG’s Cardiology & Endocrinology, Tony provides strategic development and project management for recruitment and retention programs in support of commercial- and government-funded clinical trials. His patient recruitment and retention experience spans a variety of indications with an emphasis on chronic disease, cardiology, infectious disease, gastroenterology, and diabetes, and covers drug and medical device studies. Prior to joining MMG, Tony worked for 11 years as Cardiology Research Manager for a large medical center in Chicago, and later served as Director of the Clinical Trials Office for a large medical center in Washington, D.C.


MMG is a full-service patient recruitment and retention organization. MMG’s complete scope of services can support the entire recruitment process or select areas - from pre-recruitment planning, to targeted outreach and pre-screening, to hands-on site support and participant retention. Founded in 1987 to support enrollment for the NIH, we have accelerated recruitment in hundreds of trials for pharmaceutical, biotech and government clients, and have expertise in a full range of therapeutic areas, populations, and study types. MMG’s breadth and depth of experience and resources are unparalleled. We have therapeutically aligned teams, a global operations base in the UK, and offer the most in-house services in the industry. MMG has supported over 450 programs in more than 70 countries. Our teams have extensive insights into the motivations and behaviors of patient populations and know which tactics yield the best return on investment. You know the science, we know the patients.


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