Conference Overview

The Global Clinical Trials Connect 2018 conference focuses on introducing pioneer technology, developing better patient engagement and collaborating strategies in clinical trials. With the right commitment and attention to detail, contract research organizations (CROs) and pharmaceutical companies can drive collaboration with greater efficiency.


The global pharmaceutical industry has seen a downturn in recent years because of the challenges and cost associated with pharmaceutical development, procrastination in drug development, etc. Clinical trials field is also faced with such challenges. Cases of failures, cost and delay are high. It is high time that we look into innovative strategies, new technologies, effective and quality collaborations to address these issues, which can cater to the needs of the patient and the industry. Due to complex clinical trials and bygone data standardization methods, we need algorithms and lucrative strategies that will enhance the clinical trials outcomes. There are vast data collected across clinical trial process, the standardization of these data will turn into an opportunity for companies to trap the information and raise clinical trial design, patient recruitment, monitoring insights and augment decision-making.

One response to this can be CROs and pharmaceutical companies can together work on diverse and varied clinical trial activities, also in near future we require joint effort for fulfilling outsourcing requirements and providing effective clinical trials.


This conference will bring together the industry experts and leaders across pharmaceutical, biotechnological and CRO’s for brainstorming on Case studies on innovation, collaboration and existing clinical data to headway the Clinical Trials process. Ethical considerations are given in this context and for this RBM are beginning to extend its concepts in Quality Risk Management; clinical trial predictive models are accumulated by enterprises, methodologies in trial design and many more.


It gives us a great pleasure to welcoming you to the Global Clinical Trials Connect 2018


Key Highlights

  • Partnership & Collaboration - Sponsors, CROs, Sites and External Vendors
  • Outsourcing strategies and models
  • Patient centric clinical trials
  • Real World Clinical Trial Strategies
  • Electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment and Electronic Patient Reported Outcome
  • Clinical Technology and Driving Innovation
  • M-Health, Wearable and Consumer Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence Technology in Clinical trials
  • Patient Recruitment and Site selection
  • Keeping the Patients Informed After the Trial - Post-Clinical Trial closed communities
  • How to future proof your clinical operations
  • Data Quality & Technology
  • Big-Data and IoT in Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Data Strategy & Analytics
  • Implementing Risk Based Monitoring
  • Streamlining R&D and lower costs in clinical trials
  • Adaptive Trial Model
  • Clinical Trial Auditing

Who should attend the conference

This event is designed for senior level attendees from various companies including pharmaceutical, biotechnological, biopharmaceutical, CRO’s, Investigative Sites, Diagnostics, solution provider and government institutions.

Attendees includes VPs, GMs, Directors, Heads and Managers of

  • CROs
  • Regulatory and pharmacovigilance
  • Clinical Quality Management
  • Monitoring/Site Management/Study Management
  • Clinical Outsourcing/Vendor Management/Third-Party Management
  • Patient Recruitment/Enrollment 
  • Patient Organizations
  • Good Clinical Practice
  • Digital innovative strategic planning
  • Clinical trials and data management
  • Clinical innovation
  • Data storage and analysis
  • Contract outsourcing service providers
  • Health care professionals
  • Health IT professionals
  • IT consultants
  • Other Clinical Service Providers


There are plenty of opportunities to position yourself as a thought leader & showcase your company.

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Day 1 -

Wednesday - 25th April 2018


  • 08:30
  • Registration & Refreshments

  • 09:20
  • Chairperson's opening remarks

  • 09:30
  • Technological innovations and challenges in clinical trials. Are we ready to revolutionize? 

    • Incorporating Innovations Into Clinical Trials
    • Is the consumer technology sector in the forefront of innovation in clinical trials?
    • Impact of clinical trials - from trial design and data capture to community outreach and patient recruitment

    Speaker TBA, Booked for Sponsor

  • 10:00
  • Trials with observational designs

    • Non-concurrent arms to trials and extensions
    • Pragmatic trials
    • Comparative observational studies
    • Patient and data sources
    • Examples and case studies

    Nawab QizilbashClinical Epidemiologist & Head, OXON Epidemiology

  • 10:30
  • Morning Coffee/Tea & Networking

  • 10:50
  • Innovative designs for interventional clinical trials in Oncology

    • Increasing clinical relevance of randomized phase III trials
    • Basket clinical trial protocols for anticancer targeted drugs
    • New considerations for clinical trial design in the era of Immuno-Oncology

    Ivan Diaz-Padilla,Senior Medical Director - Oncology Global Development,


  • 11:20
  • The necessity of CROs- Can company’s move ahead without outsourcing?(TOPIC TBC)

    • Are CROs vital for clinical trial success?
    • Benefits of keeping everything thing in-house
    • Creating an effective strategy to decide when to outsource
    • Analysing the key risk factors your CRO might bring and how to tackle them

    Belle Roels,Head of Clinical Operations UK and Ireland, GSK

  • 11:50
  • Selecting vendors- what to look for?

    • Defining the criteria and timeline before selection
    • Avoiding conflicts during and at the end of the trial
    • Need for effective communication
  • 12:20
  • Networking & Luncheon

  • 13:30
  • What does Good Governance/Oversight look like – for sponsors and CROs

  • 14:00
  • How to effectively build a long lasting partnership?

    • Managing Continuous & Real-Time Collaboration
    • A Sponsor - CRO governance structure that allows for transparency between the partners
    • Both sponsor and CRO must invest time in defining goals, anticipating issues and measuring results.
    • Considering what patient centricity factors your CRO bring in

    Modestas JarutisMedical Manager, Roche

  • 14:30
  • New business models to build custom-made contracts

    • New business model based on the Technological advances and research activities integrated seamlessly into clinical trials
    • Developing custom made contracts by third-party vendors, CROs and sponsors for modern clinical trials
  • 15:00
  • Afternoon Tea/Coffee

  • 15:30
  • Developing custom made contracts by third-party vendors, CROs and sponsors for modern clinical trials (TOPIC TBC)

    • Importance of Budget
    • Key principles for successful Clinical trials
    • Milestone planning in a financial context
    • Importance of predictability

    Vasil TodorovClinical Program Leader, GSK

  • 16:00
  • Panel Discussion: Novel strategies for globalization in clinical trials

    • Connecting the developed and the developing nations
    • Dealing with differences owing to culture and ethnicity
    • Role of CROs and third party stakeholders

    Tamzin BlagbroughSourcing consultant, Eli Lilly

  • 16:50
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks

  • 17:00
  • Networking Drinks Session

Delegate Registration

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Bring your team and get an extra discount. There are special group packages available. Please email to delegate@corvusglobalevents.comfor more details.


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Wrights Lane, Kensington


London W8 5SP


United Kingdom




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