Wednesday - 10th May 2023

  • 08:00
  • Registration & Refreshments

  • 08:50
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks

    Nancy Meyerson-Hess

    Nancy Meyerson-Hess Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer

  • 09:00
  • DCT Case Studies – Real World Learnings from DCTs in Europe and the US

    Rebecca Jackson

    Rebecca Jackson Sr. Mgr. Clinical R&D Innovation & Novel Modalities IT
    The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

  • 09:30
  • Clinical Trial Decentralisation: Why Implementation Matters?

    • The DCT framework
    • How to ensure appropriate standards and protocols in a decentralised clinical trial environment
    • Potential barriers to the adoption of decentralised clinical trials and how to overcome them

    Nikita Sharma

    Nikita Sharma Global Clinical Sciences & Operations Innovation Manager

  • 10:00
  • Decentralized clinical Trials- An opportunity for Patients, Regulators, Payors and Industry alike

    Michael Zaiac

    Michael Zaiac Head of Medical Affairs Oncology Region Europe

  • 10:30
  • Business Card Exchange with Morning Coffee/Tea & Discussion



  • 10:50
  • Implementing the right COAs, the right way, to support the patient experience in trials

    Anthony Mikulaschek

    Anthony Mikulaschek Vice President, eCOA
    IQVIA Technologies

    Elan Josielewski

    Elan Josielewski Senior Principal and head of Operations of Patient Centered Solutions
    IQVIA Technologies

  • 11:20
  • The complementary roles of RWE and trials to determine treatment effects

    Nawab Qizilbash

    Nawab Qizilbash Clinical Epidemiologist & Head of OXON
    OXON Epidemiology

  • 11:50
  • Noala Clinical Research Study Presentation


    The Noala DLD Program is effective in increasing receptive and expressive language skills in children aged 1-7 with delayed language skills

    Sarah Lyons

    Sarah Lyons Clinical Director

Patient Recruitment & Site Selection

  • 12:15
  • Pioneering AI for community engagement, operations, and diversity in research

    • Digital transformation in patient/community engagement and recruitment.
    • Role of AI technology in engagement in DE&I.
    • Using data automation to scale operations and resourcing

    Amber Hill

    Amber Hill Founder and CEO
    Research Grid

  • 12:40
  • Luncheon & Networking - Visit Exhibitor Booths & Network with your peers in our Lounge



  • 13:20
  • Medical Affairs and Clinical Operations collaborating on Clinical Trial Optimization

    Viraj Rajadhyaksha

    Viraj Rajadhyaksha Area Medical Director

  • 13:50
  • Innovative analytic technologies for predictive modelling, forecasting and optimal designing patient recruitment in clinical trials

    • Advanced technologies to maximize patient recruitment predictability at different stages
    • Optimal time-cost efficient recruitment design, sites/countries selection
    • Data-driven re-projection and optimal adjustment of recruitment
    • Centralized statistical monitoring and detecting unusual data patterns
    • Predicting event counts in event-driven trials

    Vladimir Anisimov

    Vladimir Anisimov Principal Data Scientist, Center for Design & Analysis

  • 14:20
  • How Can African Sites be routinely included? Addressing diversity at its core

    • Addressing and overcoming the fears
    • Understanding and removing the challenges
    • Providing robust tools to gather evidence

    Tina Barton

    Tina Barton Chief Operating Officer

    Shalom Lloyd

    Shalom Lloyd Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

  • 14:50
  • Panel discussion: Critical Success Factors while Planning for Site Selection and Patient Recruitment

    • 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

    Nancy Meyerson-Hess Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer

    Diane Driver

    Diane Driver Head Program Delivery

    Carole Scrafton

    Carole Scrafton Patient & Health Advocate

    Amelia Hursey

    Amelia Hursey Research Manager
    Parkinson's Europe

  • 15:20
  • Grab your Tea/Coffee - Visit our Exhibitor Booths & Network with your colleagues



Patient Centricity & Patient Engagement

  • 15:40
  • Play the long game: Plan for clinical trial success.

    Natalie Wilson

    Natalie Wilson Business Development Manager
    NIHR Clinical Research Network

  • 16:10
  • EU-PEARL: An EU patient-centric clinical trial platform

    Nadir Ammour

    Nadir Ammour Global Lead, Clinical Innovation & External Partnership

  • 16:40
  • Patient partnering strategies in clinical research

    • How can current systems assist researchers assess which method of engagement could work best
    • How users can have an active role in setting your research priorities
    • Working in partnership with Patient organisations - shared learning and insights

    Amelia Hursey

    Amelia Hursey Research Manager
    Parkinson's Europe

  • 17:10
  • The importance of patient advocacy for clinical research.

    Carole Scrafton

    Carole Scrafton Patient & Health Advocate

  • 17:40
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks

    Nancy Meyerson-Hess

    Nancy Meyerson-Hess Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer

  • 17:50
  • Networking Drinks Session


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