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



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Day 1 -

Wednesday - 05 May 2021


  • 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
  • Innovative trial designs to save time and cost without compromising on the efficiency

    • Strategies & Methods for flexible design trials
    • The Adoption and Impact of Adaptive Trial Designs
    • Preclinical environment and trial designs Opportunities and Limitations

    Catherine O'Connor Director, Global Clinical Research
    Gilead Sciences

  • 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, The Janssen
    Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

  • 11:30
  • Case Study: The role of surrogate markers in (cardiovascular) drug development

      The session will highlight the importance of surrogate markers in general for drug development and in the field of cardiovascular research in particular. Following aspects will be covered in the presentation:

    • Inform / de-risk phase III
    • Proof of Concept
    • Enrich patient population
    • Label enhancement

    Marc Ditmarsch VP Clinical & Operations, NewAmsterdam Pharma

Patient Recruitment & Site Selection

  • 12:00
  • 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 
    Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer,

  • 12:40
  • Virtual Luncheon & Networking - Visit Exhibitor Booths & Network with your peers in our Lounge
    (Face to Face Video Chats)

  • 13:20
  • Monitoring and Quality Assurance in site selection and patient recruitment to optimize clinical trials

    • Site pre-assessment and selection
    • Ensure patient protection and to deliver high quality data
    • Quality assurance can at times be difficult as regulatory requirements, standards and access to care differ globally – How are we going to handle this?

    Ana Herradon, Associate Director, Site Monitoring Manager and
    Regional Clinical Operations, Iberia, Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • 13:50
  • Sponsor centric to Patient centric framework - Improving patient recruitment & enhancing their involvement

    • Patient recruitment and engagement tools
    • Challenges and Barriers – How to overcome it?
    • New models will have to emerge to support data sharing while protecting patient privacy
    • How to tackle the lack of regulatory guidance?

    Devaki Nair, Clinical Lead for Clinical Biochemistry and
    Head Of the DepartmentNHS Foundation

  • 14:20
  • Effective patient recruitment and retention in clinical trials

    • What will persuade and impact the patient?
    • Is there anything pharma can provide for a trial member that will increase the value of participation?
    • The aim of patient-driven clinical trials is to diminish the burden of participation by making the participant journey as convenient and pleasant as possible
    • Utilize fitting procedures and techniques to limit dropouts without, in any capacity, constraining a patient to remain in the study

    Kylie Gyertson
    Head of Cancer Clinical Trials Unit,UCLH

  • 14:50
  • Efficient and Effective clinical trial recruitment planning

    • New approach to strategic recruitment planning
    • Co-operation with all relevant stakeholders
    • Data-driven approach to maximize engagement and support
    • Recruitment performance monitoring and evaluation plan
    • Patient-Centric Enrolments Planning and Engagement

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  • 15:20
  • Visit Virtual Exhibitor Booths/Speed Networking at our Exclusive Lounge
    (Face to Face Video chat with Exhibitors and other attendees)

Patient Centricity & Patient Engagement

  • 15:40
  • Making Patient Engagement a Reality

    • 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

    Daniel De Schryver,
    Patient Engagement & Advocacy Lead, EMEA Janssen Pharmaceutical

  • 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 Officer,NIHR

  • 16:30
  • Aspects of Informed Consent and Vulnerable Patients in Clinical Trials in the Digital Age

    Maria Kuthning,
    Clinical Program LeaderSobi - Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ)

  • 17:00
  • Gain Insight to PatientCentric Remote Trial Conduct

    • Patient-centric remote trials trial setting
    • Customization of clinical trials
    • Simplify trial participation.
    • Modern technology for collecting clinical data
    • Direct Data Capture (DDC)
    • Experiences from current trials, challenges and benefits

    Bodo Lutz,
    Global Risk Management, Data Integrity, &
    Quality Assurance

  • 17:30
  • Sponsored Session

  • 18:00
  • Interactive Breakout Discussions:

      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.

      Round Table 1: Innovation in Clinical Trials - Digital Approaches

      Round Table 2: Patient Centricity

      Round Table 3: Globalization and Country Specifics

      Round Table 4: Recruitment Challenges - Patients and Sites

      Round Table 5: Changing Clinical Trials - What needs to be addressed

      Round Table 6: Patient Retention

  • 18:30
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks

    Nancy Meyerson-Hess 
    Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer ,

  • 18:40
  • 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

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