Why Attend?

1st January, 1970

Why Attend?

Developments for 2017

  • Howard Fingert, Senior Medical Director, Takeda covers the ongoing developments within the Biden’s Moonshot programme and current regulatory developments within clinical trials
  • Richard Woodman, SVP, US Oncology Clinical Development & Medical Affairs, Novartis will explore aligning clinical trials with the correct placement and engaging sites for optimisation for maximum trial outcome
  • Hear directly from a patients perspective as Jack Whelan, Cancer Survivor illustrates the shortcomings and opportunities to improve Clinical Trials and research and care within clinical trials
  • Join our interactive discussion featuring a patient panel hosted by Michael Katz, Medical Director-Radiation Oncology, Lowell General Hospital to uncover the outlining what factors are involved in their recruitment and engagement with a trial and designing patient centric focus to trial design

Case Study from Jennifer Sheller, Executive Director Clinical Operations, Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical exploring how she built an efficient, effective quality oversight & governance model in her transition from “big” to small pharma.


2017 Speakers Announced

Arena International is delighted to announce the Speaking Faculty for the 7th Clinical Operations in Oncology Trials Conference.

This year’s host of senior-level speakers will offer insights and expertise across multiple aspects clinical operations:

Maria Koutsopoulou, Global Head of Regional Clinical Operations, EMD Serono
Henry Hoppe, VP Drug Development, Xenetic Biosciences
Donna Jarlenski, Vice President, Clinical Operations, Mersana Theraputics
Michael Meyers, CMO, Syndax Pharmaceuticals
Howard Fingert, Senior Medical Director, Takeda
Vipula Tailor, CEO, Azure8
Rachel Nering, Senior Director, Clinical Development, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
Michael Katz, Medical Director-Radiation Oncology, Lowell General Hospital
Sadik Kassim, VP of Product Sciences, Mustang Bio
Pablo Lapuerta, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
Jack Whelen, Research Advocate, 2-time Cancer Survivor Warrior, ePatient, Clinical Trials, Personalized Medicine
Richard Woodman, SVP, US Oncology Clinical Development & Medical Affairs, Novartis
Christine Guertine, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Array BioPharma
Adrian Senderowicz, CMO,  Cerulean Pharma
Jennifer Sheller, Executive Director Clinical Operations, Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical 
Jim  Kostka, Head of Clinical Operations,  Viventia Bio Inc
Jo Ann Bitsura, Senior Manager, Clinical Operations Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical
Hassan Kadhim, Project Management, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Manny Lazaro, Head of Clinical Operations, Jounce Therapeutics,
Reena Lynam, Associate Director, Clinical Operations, Leap Therapeutics


Unique Networking Opportunities

The 7nd Annual Clinical Operations in Oncology conference will offer attendees two days of exclusive networking opportunities. Meeting in Boston, July 11th-12th Join us for peer to peer networking, interactive discussions and a range of presentations with current and relevant content to advance design and implementation of your clinical trials.

With Boston as a leading hub of pharma development join us at this conference to interactive with local pharma and biotech senior professionals specifically exploring oncology clinical trials with an operational focus – map the way for continuing success in the future of your clinical trials by registering your attendance here >>


Arena’s business-to-business events offer a myriad of opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to drive their businesses forward.
Our sponsorship packages help companies educate ther target market on key industry issues and spread brand awareness throughout the

If you want to discuss how we can help you generate leads and add-value to your corporate and brand image please contact:

Paul Adams
+44 (0)20 7936 6948

Speaker opportunities

We identify and invite individuals we believe to be the best speakers in the market, if you think you can make a difference to the quality of our events please contact:

Chloe Roberts
E: Chloe.Roberts@arena-international.com
T: +44 (0)207 936 6822