Conference Overview

The Global Clinical Trials Connect 2019 strives to bring all the clinical research community and business people under one roof to share their ideas and conduct a collaborated research. 


Clinical research is the hallmark of this conference and involves various disciplines including pre-clinical research and conduct of clinical trials. The Pharmaceutical industry is constantly evolving and new clinical studies, technologies and advancements in care and treatments have increased the efficiency and at the same time are facing difficulty in clinical trial operations in today’s research landscape. 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 platform will educate health care researchers about design, operation, organizing, research computing, regulatory aspects, report about clinical trials and also will gain better understanding about the importance of clinical trials in prevention, diagnosis, ethics related with the clinical trials and treatment of disease. This multidisciplinary program involves broad participation of people from all fields of clinical research from around the globe who are focused on learning more about clinical research and its advances.

This two-day conference intends to address the global health and clinical trials around the world. The other innovative areas that will be addressed by eminent speakers in this area are new technologies, effective and quality collaborations to address issues, which can cater to the needs of the patients and the industry. Bioethics, regulations, patient recruitment, site selection, data integration, outsourcing, vendor management, quality, risk-based monitoring, clinical auditing & financial planning that play a key role in clinical trials will also be addressed.


It gives us a great pleasure in welcoming you to the Global Clinical Trials Connect 2019 conference.

Key Highlights

  • Real World Clinical Trial Strategies
  • Innovative trial designs
  • Partnership & Collaboration - Sponsors, CROs, Sites and External Vendors
  • Outsourcing strategies and models
  • Patient centric clinical trials
  • New innovations in Patient Recruitment planning and execution on a clinical trial
  • Electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment and Electronic Patient Reported Outcome
  • Streamlined IRT development process
  • Pharmacovigilance & 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
  • Clinical Data Strategy & Analytics
  • Implementing Risk Based Monitoring
  • Streamlining R&D and lower costs in clinical trials
  • Adaptive Trial Model
  • Clinical Trial Auditing
  • Clinical Technology and Driving Innovation
  • Big-Data, IoT and Artificial Intelligence Technology in Clinical trials
  • Blockchain technology for improving clinical research quality
  • M-Health, Wearable and Consumer Technology

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 and CMOs
  • Digital innovative strategic planning
  • Regulatory and pharmacovigilance
  • IT consultants
  • Clinical trials and data management
  • Clinical design/protocol design/ strategy makers
  • Clinical innovation
  • Data storage and analysis
  • Contract outsourcing service providers
  • Patient recruitment
  • Clinical research sites
  • Hospitals/ Associations
  • Health IT
  • Regulatory affairs



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

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Day 1 -

Wednesday - 8th May 2019


  • 08:30
  • Registration & Refreshments

  • 09:20
  • Chairperson's opening remarks

    Nancy Meyerson-Hess 
    Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer, eMQT

Clinical Trials - Current Scenario

  • 09:30
  • A GSK CASE STUDY - Impact of innovations & digitisation in clinical research and the use of virtual meetings to engage with the investigators & sites, in order to achieve effective patient recruitment and retention in clinical trials

    • Improving the quality of the global health clinical research
    • 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

    Tim Cave CEO & Founder SaySo Medical,
    (Former GlaxoSmithKline R&D VP Strategy Planning & Digital)

  • 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 Qizilbash Senior Clinical Epidemiologist, OXON
    (Former Director, Clinical Epidemiology, GSK)

  • 10:30
  • Morning Coffee/Tea & Networking

  • 10:50
  • Strategies for globalisation 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

    Mukesh Kumar VP & Head Clinical R & D, Cipla

  • 11:20
  • Clinical Trial Quality and Compliance

    Michael Bean Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson Regulatory Compliance
    Johnson & Johnson

Patient Recruitment & Site Selection

  • 11:50
  • Clinical Solutions: Patient Retention & Recruitment

    Speaker TBCClinical Operations UK & Ireland

    James SedgleyClinical Director
    CHASE clinical

  • 12:20
  • Networking & Luncheon

  • 13:00
  • Quality assurance in Patient Recruitment and Site Selection

    • Quality Feasibility
    • Putting Quality at the front of recruitment – sites and patients
    • Setting up a site effectively to recruit the right patients
    • Challenges and Barriers – How to overcome it?
    • New models for data privacy
    • How to tackle the lack of regulatory guidance?

    Karen Hue, Director Quality Assurance - EuropeAimmune Therapeutics

  • 13:30
  • Connection and interdependence of a solid, realistic recruitment planning and its impact on the 'stability' of the clinical trial budget

    Frank M. Berger, 
    Head of Analytics, Global Clinical Operations, Boehringer Ingelheim

  • 14:00
  • Sponsor centric to Patient centric framework - Improving patient recruitment & enhancing their involvement

    • Patient recruitment and engagement tools
    • Challenges and Barriers – How to overcome it?
    • How to tackle the lack of regulatory guidance?

    Eric Roos
    Board memberDutch Clinical Research Foundation (DCRF)

Patient Centricity & Patient Engagement

  • 14:30
  • Design an Integrated Patient Engagement Plan

    Guy Yeoman
    Former VP Patient Centricity, Global Medical AffairsAstraZeneca

  • 15:00
  • Afternoon Tea/Coffee

  • 15:20
  • Patient engagement in clinical development: Realising the ambition (dual dialogue with company or a patient may be an option)

    • Meaningful patient and public involvement and engagement in clinical research design and delivery
    • National framework with a clear route for life science companies to engage with relevant patients
    • How the NIHR Clinical Research Network has collaborated with a global pharma giant to develop and pilot a network approach

    Gareth Powell
    Business Development OfficerNIHR

  • 15:50
  • Patient experience and retention in cancer trials

    • Is it the same thing?
    • Patient feedback; what really makes a difference to them?
    • Practical steps to improve patient experience

    Kylie Gyertson
    Head of Cancer Clinical TrialsUCLH

  • 16:20
  • Panel discussion: Improving patient engagement & experience to improve clinical trials

    • Current trends & challenges
    • Understanding of the patient and the trial journey
    • Improving data quality and ensure safety & efficacy
    • Engaging and retaining existing patients
    • Improving patient centricity of the trials
    • Integrating technology and communication to enhance transparency

    Nancy Meyerson-Hess 
    Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer, eMQT

    Eric Roos
    Board memberDutch Clinical Research Foundation (DCRF)

    Karen Hue, Director Quality Assurance - EuropeAimmune Therapeutics

    Kylie Gyertson
    Head of Cancer Clinical TrialsUCLH

  • 16:50
  • Interactive Breakout Roundtable Discussion

      All the participants will have a great opportunity to discuss and explore a selection of most interesting topics discussed during the conference in small groups with their industry colleagues in an informal setting.

      Each table will nominate a head who will summarise the discussion and questions posed. The group members are given equal rights to share and learn from each other's experiences to discover an actionable solution on the discussed topic.

  • 17:20
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks

  • 17:25
  • Networking Drinks Session

What do the Pass Include

  •  C-Suite keynote sessions & Panel Discussions
  •  Full 2-day live event Access
  •  Interactive live Video chat
  •  Interactive Social lounge with individual tables for discussions & Exchange of Information
  •  Q&A Session and polling
  •  Messaging meetings and networking with Industry Experts and Peers
  •  Access to Virtual expo (including videos, reports and articles from solution providers),
  •  Receiving Handouts
  •  On demand event recordings until 1 month
  •  Certificate for attending

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