Evidence Unlocked: How AI and Technology Is the Key to More Robust Observational Research

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Commercialization & HEOR,
  • Tuesday, June 04, 2024 | 1pm EDT/ 12pm CDT/ 10am PDT
  • 60 min

As stakeholders increasingly seek more robust evidence from registries and observational studies, researchers must adopt innovative methods for generating data. Previously restricted by outdated study models, evidence generation can now be more efficient and flexible through the use of cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence. New technology-driven methods frees life science companies from historical constraints, enabling a deeper understanding of the course of disease, drug effectiveness, safety, and quality of life (QoL).

Join us in this webinar to explore how innovation in study methods and technology not only address the mounting demands for evidence generation but also pave the way for achieving scientific relevance and operational efficiency for observational research.

Register for this webinar today to gain insights into how AI is revolutionizing registries and observational research.


Vitaly Doban, Ipsen

Vitaly Doban, VP, Head of Data & Insights Generation, Ipsen

Vitaly Doban is currently leading the Data and Insights Generation & Strategy team within Global Medical Affairs at Ipsen. Since joining Ipsen in 2021, Vitaly set up the Epi/RWE and the Medical Data Sciences & AI teams that led to significant acceleration of evidence generation activities and a marked improvement in patient-focused analytics capabilities. Vitaly is also responsible for the medical digital strategy and for developing data- and AI-enabled approaches that advance clinicians’ understanding of diseases, patient journeys and what drives treatment outcomes.

Prior to Ipsen, Vitaly was with Novartis Oncology, where he built the RWE Analytics team and was responsible for evidence generation across product life-cycle and across the entire oncology portfolio.

Vitaly started his pharma career with Pfizer, where he spent over 12 years, and was initially responsible for building data and analytics capabilities of the commercial organization and then developing real-world data and analytics capabilities for the first RWE team in pharma.

Vitaly started his professional career in tech startups, where he led software engineering teams responsible for implementation of data management and analytics solutions for the financial industry.

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Kristen Morris, Picnic Health

Dr. Dan Drozd, Chief Medical Officer, PicnicHealth

Dr. Dan Drozd, MD, MSc is the Chief Medical Officer at PicnicHealth. Prior to joining PicnicHealth, he was on the faculty at the University of Washington in the Department of Allergy & Infectious Diseases where he led research into the use of electronic health record data to power observational research and enhance the understanding of the chronic burden of HIV infection.

At PicnicHealth, he oversees scientific collaborations with PicnicHealth’s industry and academic partners and works extensively with both the product and commercial teams. Prior to attending medical school, he worked for numerous technology start-ups as an engineer and at the University of Washington in the Clinical Informatics Research Group where he led the development of a large EHR data integration platform used to power HIV real-world research.

Dr. Drozd attended medical school on a infectious disease fellowship, completed a Master’s in Epidemiology with a focus on Clinical Research at the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is an expert in clinical informatics and digital health and has over 50 publications and presentations at conferences focusing on novel uses of real-world data across a variety of conditions.

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(Moderator) Troy Astorino, PicnicHealth

(Moderator) Troy Astorino, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, PicnicHealth

Troy Astorino is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of PicnicHealth. Along with CEO Noga Leviner, Troy co-founded PicnicHealth in 2014 with the mission to build deep real-world datasets that can fuel cutting-edge research while giving patients control of their own medical record data. Troy graduated from MIT with a degree in Physics and Aerospace Engineering.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to professionals in the following fields:

  • Clinical Researchers
  • TA/Asset Leads
  • Health Outcomes Researchers
  • Real-World Evidence Researchers
  • Medical affairs professionals
  • Market access professionals
  • Digital health professionals
  • Innovation

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, attendees will learn more about:

  • Why it’s important for observational research to evolve as it is today, and where technology can play a role
  • How AI can be used to drive greater efficiency, transparency, and completeness in research
  • What to look for in technology like AI when implementing new study designs

Xtalks Partner


PicnicHealth is a healthcare technology company that partners directly with patients to build deep real-world datasets. The company leverages state-of-the-art machine learning, combined with human curation, to port complete medical records into an easy-to-use online application. The platform gives patients unprecedented access to and control over their medical records and, with their consent, the opportunity to contribute this valuable data to further scientific research. Learn more at PicnicHealth.com.

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