Evaluating Flexible Delivery Models (FSPs) to Enable Patient-Centric Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCTs)

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Patient Recruitment & Retention, Drug Discovery & Development,
  • Thursday, June 10, 2021

As sponsors have shifted to decentralized clinical trials (DCTs) and incorporated more patient-centric elements into their study design and execution, they must consider how to add flexibility and efficiency to their process. A functional service provider (FSP) model can support sponsor-directed processes, but how exactly does an FSP help support the goals of a DCT, and which FSP partnership models are best suited for virtual or hybrid trials? How are the sponsor’s platforms, processes and data collection systems integrated into an FSP model?

Register for this webinar to hear experts cover these questions, and more, in a panel discussion format. The speakers will provide insights on common challenges related to decentralized clinical trials and offer practical guidance for evaluating trial elements, aligning stakeholders and handling multiple vendors. They will also discuss DCT components as they relate to real-world considerations, such privacy, capturing data electronically and data management.

From the clinical analytics and operational perspective, participants will learn about how to evaluate various clinical outsourcing strategies and how to find the right FSP model to support best practices in a decentralized clinical trial.


Dan White, Covance by Labcorp

(Moderator) Dan White, BSN, MBA, SVP, Global Head & General Manager of FSPx, Covance by Labcorp

Dan has over 25 years of experience working in clinical research; he is a seasoned and respected leader within the CRO industry. He has held strategic roles within project management, centralized monitoring, clinical operations, and central laboratories. He has also been instrumental in delivering creative and dynamic strategies to sponsors and has collaborated to drive unconventional thinking while approaching new and innovative ways for study delivery, focusing on quality and customer satisfaction.

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Arshad Mohammed, Covance by Labcorp FSPx

Arshad Mohammed, MBBS. Global Head, Clinical Data Management, Covance by Labcorp FSPx

Arshad Mohammed is the Global Head of Clinical Data Management FSP at Covance. He is a physician by training and brings over 20 years’ experience in the health sciences industry. His early career path has been in acute patient care at a tertiary care center, medical affairs, medico-marketing and in development of electronic data capture systems.

Prior to the current role, Arshad has held a variety of roles in life sciences consulting, software product management, clinical data management, business development and most recently with electronic clinical outcomes assessments (eCOA). He has managed clinical data management teams across all phases of clinical development including early development, late phase as well as studies in the observational space. Working with cross functional teams he has partnered to provide customized business solutions to the customers. He is a Board of Trustee of the ‘Society for Clinical Data Management’. Arshad is an alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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Robin Marcus, Covance by Labcorp

Robin Marcus, RN, BSN, Head, Digital Operations Enablement, Covance by Labcorp

Robin Marcus is currently the Head of DCT Market Development at Covance. Robin is a registered nurse and was with GlobalCare for eight years before joining Covance by Labcorp. Robin has spent the past several years focused on developing new strategic relationships and working collaboratively with sponsors to implement patient centric services in their study protocols.

Over the past 30 years, Robin has become known as an innovative healthcare executive focused on operationalizing new products and services, including medical software, innovative lab services, and disease specific programs. Her talents have been leveraged with companies of all sizes including CVS/Caremark, Mediware, Home Healthcare Laboratory of America, and Integrity Health Care. She began her professional career as an Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse in San Francisco after receiving her BA from University of California, San Diego and her BSN from The University of San Francisco.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Clinical Outsourcing
  • Chief Development Officers
  • Data Managers
  • Operational Directors
  • Clinical Development Directors
  • Physicians
  • Clinical Operations
  • Commercial and Sales
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Scientists
  • Clinical Development Managers

What You Will Learn

  • How to align goals of a traditional trial into a DCT and gain stakeholder acceptance
  • Considerations for designing and implementing components of a DCT with FSP support
  • An overview of clinical outsourcing solutions to support DCTs
  • How to optimize clinical analytics and operations in an evolving landscape

Xtalks Partner

Covance by Labcorp

Covance by Labcorp is a leading global life sciences company, which provides contract research services to the drug, medical device and diagnostics, crop protection and chemical industries. Employing over 26,000 people worldwide, we provide comprehensive drug development solutions and are on a mission to advance health and power clear, confident decision.

Covance by Labcorp is a global leader in nonclinical safety assessment, clinical trial testing and clinical trial management services. Our unique perspectives are based on decades of scientific, medical, and regulatory expertise.

Together with our clients, Covance by Labcorp supports the development of innovative, life-changing treatments. Visit us at www.covance.com.

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