In the “opening keynote” for the 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.
Key discussion points include:
- An overview of the current drug development operating environment
- Key opportunities to leverage patient centric strategies and practices
- Specific strategies that have been implemented (e.g., social media communities; trial results communication) and their impact-to-date
- New areas where patient centricity is expected to grow and flourish
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)
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 patient recruitment practices and policies. He is the chairman of CISCRP – a nonprofit organization that he founded to educate and raise public and patient awareness of the clinical research enterprise. Mr. Getz is also the founder and owner of CenterWatch, a leading publisher in the clinical trials industry and a board member of the Metrics Champion Consortium, LLC.
A well-known speaker at conferences, symposia, universities, investor meetings and corporations, Mr. Getz has published extensively in peer-review journals, books and in the trade press. He is the author of two nationally recognized books for patients and their advocates entitled Informed Consent: A Guide to the Risks and Benefits of Volunteering for Clinical Trials and The Gift of Participation, and the recipient of several awards for innovation and scholarship.Mr. Getz has held a number of board appointments in the private and public sectors including serving on the Institute of Medicine’s Clinical Research Roundtable, the DIA Foundation, the Consortium to Examine Clinical Research Ethics, and the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative. He is on the editorial boards of Pharmaceutical Medicine and Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science and writes a bi-monthly column nominated for a Neal Award in 2010 for Applied Clinical Trials.
Mr. Getz holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Brandeis University. Prior to founding CenterWatch in 1994, Mr. Getz worked for over seven years in management consulting where he assisted biopharmaceutical companies develop and implement business strategies to improve clinical development performance.
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
- Patient Service and Clinical Solutions Providers
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