Conference Overview

The 4th Annual Global Clinical Trials Connect 2021 will provide a platform to discuss on the futuristic advancements in clinical trials and clinical research. This multidisciplinary program involves broad participation of people from clinical trials community from around the globe who are focused on learning more about clinical research, clinical trials planning and management.


The Pharma and Bio-Tech companies are consistently evolving and new clinical studies, technologies and advancements in care and treatments have augmented the efficiency and at the same time the complexity of clinical trials has increased, with tests being carried out in a highly structured and closely coordinated manner. 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.


This conference intends to focus on the global health and clinical trials around the world. Bioethics, regulations, patient recruitment, site selection, real-world data, data integration & Strategy, outsourcing, vendor management, quality (QbD) in Trial Conduct, risk-based monitoring, clinical auditing & financial planning and other significant topics that play a key role in clinical trials will be addressed along with innovative sessions on new technologies, effective and quality collaborations.

This program will certainly educate health care scientists on trial design, operations, organizing trials, research computing, regulatory aspects, report on clinical trials and gain a better knowledge of the implications of clinical trials in prevention, diagnosis, clinical trial-related ethics and disease treatments.


"The Virtual summit will facilitate an invaluable networking opportunities with Decision makers and Industry experts, focusing on real case studies and insightful presentations.Bringing in Exciting features like Q&A Sessions with industry experts, Networking Video Chat, Polling, Raise Hand, Virtual Exhibitor booths with waiting room/tables and virtual chat, Peer to Peer connect at Social Lounge, Handout Bags and more giving opportunity to grow and expand your networking throughout the event"


It gives us a great pleasure in welcoming you to our whole new Virtual conference 4th Annual Global Clinical Trials Connect 2021.

Key Highlights

  • Patient Recruitment and Site selection
  • Innovative trial designs
  • Partnership & Collaboration - Sponsors, CROs, Sites and External Vendors
  • Patient centric clinical trials
  • Making Patient Engagement a Reality
  • New innovations in Patient Recruitment planning and execution on a clinical trial
  • Outsourcing strategies and models
  • Electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment and Electronic Patient Reported Outcome
  • Streamlined IRT development process
  • Pharmacovigilance & Clinical Trials
  • Post-Clinical Trial closed communities
  • How to future proof your clinical operations
  • Implementing Risk Based Monitoring
  • Streamlining R&D and lower costs in clinical trials
  • Adaptive Trial Model
  • Clinical Trial Auditing
  • Real World Clinical Trial Strategies
  • Data Quality & Technology
  • Clinical Data Strategy & Analytics
  • Electronic Data Capture (EDC) Systems
  • Clinical Technology and Driving Innovation
  • M-Health, Wearable and Consumer Technology
  • Big-Data, IoT and Artificial Intelligence in Clinical trials
  • Blockchain technology for improving clinical research quality

Who should attend the conference

This event is designed for senior level attendees from various companies including Pharmaceutical, Bio-Tech, Bio-Pharma, CRO’s, Investigative Sites, Solution provider and Government institutions.


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

  • Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Study Management
  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Research
  • Patient Organizations
  • Patient Recruitment
  • Outsourcing
  • Vendor Management
  • Site Management
  • Site Monitoring
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • IT
  • Clinical Data Management
  • EDC
  • Clinical/Digital Innovation
  • Clinical Design/Protocol design/ Strategy makers
  • Clinical Research Sites
  • CROs and CMOs
  • Hospitals/ Associations
  • Regulatory affairs



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

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Day 1 -

Wednesday - 05 May 2021 (Time Zone - BST)


  • 10:00
  • Welcome Address & Platform Orientation - Orientation will focus on how to access and navigate the virtual conference platform for Live Sessions & Interactive Networking

  • 10:25
  • Chairperson's opening remarks

    Nancy Meyerson-Hess 
    Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer,

  • 10:30
  • Enrolment and retention in clinical studies before and during Covid-19 pandemic: clinical challenges and new opportunities. A case report from a phase 3 clinical program in fibromyalgia

    Domenico Merante Global Clinical Development TA
    Vifor Pharma

  • 11:00
  • Case Study: DEEP (Digital Endpoints Ecosystem & Protocols)

    • DEEP is an accelerator offering a marketplace and a thriving ecosystem of services to accelerate the adoption of digital measures
    • DEEP enables access to assets between multiple parties, based on collaboration, transparency and trust
    • DEEP provides consistency in harmonious execution and more efficient application of digital measures, using aligned standards

    Erwin De beuckelaer Director Innovative Capabilities
    Janssen Pharmaceuticals

  • 11:30
  • Health Equity and the importance of Advancing Inclusive Research

    Esther Middleditch Project Leader Health Equity & Population Science, Roche

  • 12:00
  • Taking the guesswork out of patient referrals

    Andy Cosgrove Chief Commercial OfficerSaphetor Life Sciences

  • 12:30
  • Virtual Luncheon & Networking - Visit Exhibitor Booths & Network with your peers in our Lounge
    (Face to Face Video Chats)

Patient Recruitment & Site Selection

  • 13:10
  • Efficient Patient Recruitment and targeted approach for Diabetes Trials

    Asude Ademogullari Clinical Development Center HeadNovo Nordisk

  • 13:40
  • Advances in Predictive Analytic Modelling of Clinical Trails Operations

    • Predictive modelling to maximize recruitment predictability
    • Optimal operational design, sites/countries selection
    • Risk-based monitoring and forecasting trial performance
    • Forecasting event counts in event-driven trials

    Vladimir Anisimov
    Principal Data Scientist | Data Science |
    Center for Design & Analysis

  • 14:10
  • The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Patient Recruitment Centres: Optimising patient recruitment to ensure trial success

    Richard Evans
    National Patient Recruitment Centre ManagerNIHR

  • 14:40
  • Site Landscape: Benchmark your site to address the Challenges Associated With Site Selection For Clinical Trials

    Jimmy Bechtel Vice President, Site Engagement

  • 15:10
  • Visit Virtual Exhibitor Booths/Speed Networking at our Exclusive Lounge
    (Face to Face Video chat with Exhibitors and other attendees)

  • 15:30
  • Panel discussion: Novel approaches to streamline site selection and reduce delay in recruitment to ensure success

    • Discover sites with a demonstrated track record of good execution in trials
    • Study and site staff with solid certifications to expand the likelihood of powerful enrolment and an effective trial.
    • Factors such as disease prevalence rates, treatment practices, regulatory requirements and statistical considerations must be considered
    • Access to subject population with the required eligibility criteria
    • Network within industries

    Nancy Meyerson-Hess (Moderator)
    Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer

    Sebastian Stratmann
    Patient Centricity, Trial Recruitment
    & Retention Lead Biopharma R&D
    Merck Healthcare KGaA

    Jimmy Bechtel Vice President, Site Engagement

Patient Centricity & Patient Engagement

  • 16:00
  • Case study: Embedding a patient-centric approach to clinical trial design

    • Examine learning points from multiple studies engaging patients at the protocol design stage
    • Understand the importance of the independent intermediary
    • Analyse the outcomes - evidencing the impact of earlier involvement

    Gareth Powell
    Business Development OfficerNIHR

  • 16:30
  • EU-PEARL: An EU patient-centric clinical trial platform

    Nadir Ammour,
    Global Lead, Clinical Innovation & External Partnership Sanofi

  • 17:00
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks

    Nancy Meyerson-Hess 
    Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer

  • 17:10
  • Networking - Catch-up with your peers in social lounge

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

Delegate Registration

Corvus Global Events recognises the value of learning in teams. There's so much great content!!!

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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