11th Annual Optimizing Clinical Trials

Site selection, Feasibility and Patient Recruitment

 

SEE THE PAST SPEAKERS & CASE STUDIES
FROM LAST ANNUAL

Amy
FROMENT
Global Feasibility Operations Director, Global Clinical Program Management
Tariq
SETHI
Vice President Respiratory TMU ECD
Bernhard
GREVE
Medical Director Clinical Development
Ralf
BILKE
Head of the Protocol Challenge Committee
Oriol
SERRA
Director Feasibility Center of Excellence
Marta Garcia
MANRIQUE
Clinical Research Director, UK and Ireland

 

PAST CASE STUDIES INCLUDE

Francois-Xavier FRAPAISEVP Clinical Development, Medical Affairs
Merck

Patients as Partners in Clinical Development

Many initiatives have been suggested to optimize clinical trials design and execution; de-risking clinical trials has now become a “buzz-word” in our industry However, practical implementations of the new concept “patient-centricity” are still very limited. We will present our experience in this field, analyze constraints and challenges and present some of the key-success factors.

  • From trial design to execution, patients voice matter
  • Patients should be involved in the design of patients support and education programs
  • Resource and timing constraints often limit the use of Patients Advisory Boards, an issue that could be avoided by careful planning
Bernhard GREVEMedical Director Clinical Development
UCB Biosciences GmbH

Establishing Patient Centricity throughout the Drug Development Lifecycle

Within the current healthcare environment it is most to focus on the patient throughout the entire drug development lifecycle. During this presentation we will review relevant changes in regulatory environment, company approaches to patient centricity and required cultural shifts. We will also discuss opportunities to engage patients along the clinical development continuum.

  • How is the regulatory environment evolving in regards to patient centricity
  • Company approaches to implement focus on patient needs: starting with the patient
  • Requirements for culture change
  • Patient engagement: How and when to partner with patients
Ralf BILKEHead of the Protocol Challenge Committee
Boehringer Ingelheim

Protocol Challenge: Oversight Over Operational Study Risks and Corresponding Mitigation Strategies

Clinical Study Protocols are communication media connecting a scientific strategy with tangible actions, assessments, and analyses.

Important stakeholders will perform their benefit-risk assessments based on the protocol with very relevant consequences for the study: health authorities and ethics committees will approve or reject protocols, sites (and patients) will participate in the study or not. Hence, protocols must be understandable and convincing to stakeholders.

Knowledge of the consequences of specific protocol contents (e.g. ethics concerns, misunderstandings, poor patient retention, etc.) helps to better understand protocols related risks. Coupled with an internal protocol challenge this risk assessment will speed up protocol finalization and study conduct and it will help to meet expectations as outlined in ICH E6(R2). This session is meant to be a discussion of risk patterns based on practical examples.

  • How can operational risks patterns be identified in study protocols?
  • What are typical operational risks in protocols and what are the potential consequences?
  • How can the risks be controlled?
  • What can a protocol challenge process contribute?
  • What is the link to Quality Management as required by ICH E6(R2)
Tariq SETHIVice President Respiratory TMU ECD
Astrazeneca

Why don’t more people enroll for clinical trials?

Entering a clinical trial often improves outcomes by 10-20%, however, less than 1% of patients enroll in clinical trials. The presentation will explore the factors which limit patient enrollment from an industry/trial , physician and patient perspective.

  • Limitations of clinical trials, inclusion and exclusion criteria, regulatory endpoints
  • Problems facing physician ethics, patient concerns, pressure of work
  • Patients – complexity of trial, time commitment, physical condition

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU ON BOARD IN 2018!

2017 CONFERENCE TOPICS

  • How can pharmaceutical companies improve the site selection?
  • Effective data sharing strategies: speed up your trials and aid recruitment!
  • E-health: global health care “e-volution”
  • Statistical challenges and opportunities for innovation
  • Digital clinical trials, smartphone platforms
  • Boost the local patient recruitment with social media
  • The patient perspective: understand new ways to use the patient’s perspective in developing a more attractive trial design
  • How to increase diversity in clinical trials

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DESIGNED FOR

Members of board, C-level, Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, Heads of departments from pharma industry involved in:

  • Clinical Program Management
  • Clinical Operations
  • EU Study Start UP Unit
  • Global Clinical Research
  • Development Operations
  • Clinical Trials
  • Global Clinical Development
  • Clinical Research
  • Patient and Investigator Relations
  • Medical Affairs
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Site Management
  • Patient Recruitment
  • Global Feasibility Operations

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Workshop A

E-health and digital revolution in a clinical trial design

  • E-health in practice today – telemedicine challenges for the future
  • Influence of the transformational opportunities that exist in pharma industry on formation of the clinical development future
  • How will e-health impact the doctor/patient communication?
  • Preparing for global health care “e-volution”
  • E-harmony: electronic data capture and e-health records

Workshop B

The psychology of clinical trials: patients’ motivation

  • Awareness of factors (positive and negative) influencing the motivation of participation in a clinical trial
  • How can we encourage the participation in clinical trials?
  • What are the barriers to clinical trials?
  • Collaboration – the key to boost awareness and increase the trial participation
  • How to increase diversity in clinical trials?

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