Streamlining Study Submissions for Success: An Integrated Summary of Safety (ISS) Case Study with Urovant Sciences

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceutical Regulation, Drug Discovery & Development,
  • Thursday, June 10, 2021

Clinical development has more partnerships and collaborations than ever before with many companies acquiring assets from others and building centers of excellence and expertise through late-stage development and submission preparation. This webinar will present a case study on the submission planning process including data analysis, collaboration process, and technology platforms leveraged to deliver the Integrated Summary of Safety (ISS) deliverable for the Urovant Gemtesa (Vibegron) FDA submission. Urovant acquired the Vibegron asset mid-way through development and worked with eClinical Solutions on the submission deliverables and utilized the elluminate® clinical data platform as a core centralized repository.

The topics presented will include why Urovant selected eClinical as their ISS partner and how Urovant and eClinical collaborated to surpass their target timelines and produce a final deliverable to the FDA. The webinar will cover these topics from both the Urovant and the eClinical perspectives including the development and review of the Statistical Analysis Plan, the mapping and up-versioning to current SDTM standards and practices utilized. The talk will highlight how eClinical and Urovant worked collaboratively for more than a year and how data was centralized across numerous legacy studies for faster access.

The webinar will also highlight how to structure, coordinate and manage an effective team with various dependencies utilizing a combination of both internal and external resources to collectively work on submission deliverables. Lessons learned across planning, process, execution, team structure, collaboration, dry runs and the final submission will be analyzed.

Register for this webinar to hear expert speakers with years of statistical analysis, programming and submission experience share the knowledge and skills needed by submission preparation team members to ensure success and manage risk associated with submission deliverables.

 The presentation and case study will cover the following topics:

  • Submission preparation and planning processes
  • ISS/ISE partner evaluation
  • Team organization, roles and responsibilities to ensure success
  • Data preparation including SDTM up-versioning
  • Best practices and lessons learned
  • Technology infrastructure utilized
  • Results and future directions


Demi Niforos , eClinical Solutions

Demi Niforos , Vice President, Biostatistics and Statistical Programming, eClinical Solutions

Demi Niforos is VP, Biostatistics and Statistical Programming for eClinical Solutions and has more than 20 years of drug development experience in both the CRO and Pharmaceutical/Biotech environments. Prior to joining eClinical Solutions she held leadership roles in biostatistics and data management across multiple companies including YM Biosciences, Viventia Biotech and AAIPharma. She has extensive expertise in the clinical development process from study planning to agency submission. Prior to joining eClinical Solutions, Demi led Biostatistics and Data Management for Arbutus BioPharma. Demi holds an M.S. in Applied Statistics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Mathematics and Science from Worcester State College.

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Denise Shortino, Urovant Sciences

Denise Shortino, Senior Director, Biostats, Programming and Data Management, Urovant Sciences

Denise Shortino is Senior Director of Biostatistics, Programming and Data Management at Urovant Sciences.  She is an experienced biostatistician in pharmaceutical clinical research and development with  more than 20 years of experience.  Prior to joining Urovant Sciences, she held leadership roles in biostatistics and programming at GlaxoSmithKline and Parexel..  She has successfully supported regulatory submissions for cardiovascular, infectious diseases and urology medicines.. At Urovant, Denise leads all data related activities and oversaw the submission of the Gemtesa (Vibegron) which received FDA approval in late 2020. Denise has a MS in Biostatistics from UNC Chapel Hill and a B.S. in Statistics from Virginia Polytechnic University.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar is intended for those working in the following areas:

  • Data Management
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Programming
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Outsourcing

What You Will Learn

  • Key considerations when selecting an ISS/ISE provider
  • Best practices for submission deliverables utilizing an outsourced model for Module 5 and ISS/ISE sections of an NDA/BLA
  • Lessons learned for analysis and programming
  • Technology platforms that facilitate analysis and submission readiness/review
  • Optimizing team structure, communication and collaboration for results

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eClinical Solutions

eClinical Solutions is a leading provider of cloud based enterprise software and software-driven clinical data services that accelerate digital clinical initiatives. The elluminate® platform provides life sciences companies with greater control of their clinical trial data resulting in reduced cycle-time and improved data quality. Elluminate software and data driven services have been used by more than 80 life sciences companies on over 400 clinical trials. For more information, visit, or contact us at [email protected].

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