Optimizing Patient Participation in Clinical Trials: The Site’s Realities and Its Impact on Barriers to Patient Recruitment and Retention

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Patient Recruitment & Retention,
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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:

  • Why the metrics show that 70% of all subjects are enrolled by 30% of all sites
  • Why so many trials run more than a month beyond schedule
  • How this is a shared responsibility among all the stakeholders
  • Solutions that will resonate among the partners of the clinical trial ecosystem
  • The Sites’ POV on what barriers exist for meeting patients’ needs when trying to identify them and strategies for keeping them engaged in the trial.


Christine Pierre President Society for Clinical Research Sites

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 retention for the clinical trials industry.

Prior to founding SCRS she spent more than 20 years providing site management services to research sites in all types of settings, and additionally provides education, operation and clinical expertise, in addition to training and consultation services with sponsors and CROs. Christine’s understanding of the clinical research site’s processes allows her to work with sites and sponsors/CROs to help expedite the clinical research recruitment process by bringing study volunteers into a study on a timely and efficient manner and providing high quality research data.

Christine is a frequent guest speaker at industry conferences, including those sponsored by the Drug Information Association (DIA) and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). Additionally, she has addressed audiences around the world on issues pertaining to human subject protection, site operations and subject recruitment and retention in Australia, Canada, Africa, Israel, and the United States.

Additionally, Christine was the chair of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) in 2008, an editorial board member of Clinical Trials Advisor and eCliniqu, a member of the steering committee of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), and on the board of advisors of the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research (CISCRP), MRCT and Hands Across the Americas.

In 2009 and 2013 PharmaVOICE named Christine one of the “100 Most Inspiring People” in the life sciences industry. She has been nominated as one of the top female business professionals in Maryland and received many national awards of recognition for her leadership contributions within the life sciences.

Christine co-authored the book ‘Responsible Research: A Coordinators Guide’ and has contributed to other books on Subject Recruitment. Christine holds a degree in Nursing and has been committed to human subject protection and clinical site operations for more than 25 years

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Who Should Attend?

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

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