Agenda Highlights from 2018


1st January, 1970

Agenda Highlights from 2018

The 9th Annual Outsourcing in Clinical Trials East Coast conference was the most successful meeting yet with more brand new content than ever before. Program highlights include:

  1. Live Debate on Day 1: ‘I believe a strategic alliance prevents opportunities in clinical trials innovation’. Do you agree or disagree? This interactive debate on day 1 of the event got the audience engaged in a controversial discussion. This session had a lot of positive feedback and we had the following participants leading the session;

    Terrence Tormey, Chief Executive Officer, Kibow Biotech
    Sameer Tandon, Head, Strategic Alliances, US CD&MA, Novartis
    Karrie Hilsinger, Director, Clinical Operations, Mallinckrodt
    Marisa Bower, Global Supplier Management, Merck

  2. Panel discussion: Evaluating strategies for integrating innovative technology partners to allow larger companies to become more efficient. This interactive discussion kicked off our brand new Clinical Innovation & Technology Stream on Day 1 with the following panellists;

    Dr. Michael Howley, PA-C, PhD, Clinical Professor, Drexel University;
    John Lee, Chief Medical Officer, Phasebio Pharmaceuticals;
    Sameer Tandon, Head, Strategic Alliances, US CD&MA, Novartis

    We are set to have another Innovation and Tech stream again for 2019.

  3. Paresh Patel (Director of Data Science and Technologies at Otsuka) explored the advantages and challenges of moving towards mobile-enabled clinical trials in his presentation on the Innovation & Technology Stream.

    The effect of mobile-enabled trials on patient retention rates was addressed, as well as how it can be used to widen the recruitment pool.

  4. Panel Discussion: Debating the best practices for developing RFPs allowing effective vendor comparison to identify the best option for your trial. This interactive panel was hosted by the following panellists;

    Marisa Bower, Global Supplier Management, Merck
    Demetrias Carnegia, Associate Director, Clinical Operations, Noven Pharmaceuticals
    Bozena Korczak, Chief Technology Officer, Vitae Pharmaceuticals

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