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“[The conference was] very good. Good speakers from a wide array of disciplines and specialities, giving an insight from many different angles” – Inderpal Panesar, Clinical Pharmacology Study Manager, Roche, 2007 Delegate

For any drug coming to market, clinical trials are both vitally necessary and very expensive. And the successful recruitment and retention of subjects is one of the most costly aspects of running any clinical trial. With patent time limits and large overheads meaning that any delays in the development timeline can be disastrous, a good understanding of how to successfully recruit patients for trials is vital for any company looking to succeed.

The SMi Group’s 4th Annual Conference on Accelerating Patient Recruitment and Retention in Clinical Trials is perfectly placed to provide the latest thinking from market leaders involved in recruiting patients.

Hear presentations and case studies from leading Pharmaceutical Companies and CROs on a number of hot topics in clinical operations.

  • Marketing Strategies – how to contact patients, and convince them to enrol
  • Recruitment Metrics – the latest thinking on the means to judge the success (or otherwise) of your strategies
  • Adaptive Clinical Trials – how the new wave of study designs might impact on recruitment
  • Retention - ensuring compliance and reducing drop outs
  • Plus Multiregional Trials, and the challenges of recruitment in the Third World, Central and Eastern Europe, and in paediatric clinical trials

Confirmed speakers include:

  • James Kremidas, Head of Global Enrolment Optimisation, Eli Lilly
  • Findlay Walker, Vice President, EU Administration, Daiichi Sankyo
  • Janet Jones, Senior Director, Strategic Patient Access and Retention, Kendle
  • Vladimir Anisimov, Director, Research Statistics, GlaxoSmithKline
  • James Jones, Vice President, Clinical Development, Alpharma
  • Kate Shaw, Global Project Manager, Roche
  • Ann Coulson, Global Clinical Project Leader, AstraZeneca
  • Sherry Armstrong-Wilkinson, Managing Director, Rooster Training Solutions
  • Elaine Ward, Lead for Patient Recruitment & Retention in Primary Care, UKCRN PCRN
  • Lead for Patient Recruitment & Retention in Primary Care, UKCRN PCRN
  • Professor Paul Wallace, Deputy Director, UKCRN, and Director, UKCRN PCRN
  • Jaime Cohen, Strategic and Tactical Specialist, BBK Worldwide
  • Andrew Grupe, Director, CNS Discovery Research, Celera Diagnostics
  • Liz Moench, CEO, Medici Global
  • Lisa Palladino, Manager Patient Recruitment Specialist, Merck
  • Barbara Gladson, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Vinka Ljubimir, Independent Consultant and former CDSM Manager, Pfizer

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jaime Cohen

Jaime Cohen, Strategic and Tactical Specialist, BBK Worldwide

9:10 WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES IN 21st CENTURY PATIENT RECRUITMENT?

James  Jones

James Jones, Vice President, Clinical Development, Alpharma Inc.

  • The changing paradigms of clinical research
  • Coping with public mistrust
  • The promising possibilities of adaptive trials
  • 9:50 SOME KENDLE CASE STUDIES TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE KEY ELEMENTS REQUIRED TO SUCCESSFULLY ACCESS PATIENTS IN GLOBAL TRIALS

    Janet Jones

    Janet Jones, Global Director Business Support, Kendle

  • Global recruitment planning. From Feasibility through to recruitment last patient in
  • The importance of a well planned patient centric approach in line with the cultural acceptance.
  • Targeting patient recruitment and retention approaches in different geographic regions
  • Tailored patient information to supplementing the informed consent process to improve recruitment and retention
  • The benefits of particular different geographic regions in conducting studies
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 FOCUS ON RETENTION

    Findlay Walker

    Findlay Walker, Vice President, EU Administration, Daiichi Sankyo Inc

  • Drop outs from trials are a formidable cost
  • What causes patients to drop out?
  • Analysing factors like population mobility and its effect
  • Patient involvement and understanding is vital
  • Best practice case study of patient retention
  • 11:40 PARTICIPANT RECRUITMENT THROUGH THE UKCRN PRIMARY CARE RESEARCH NETWORK

  • What is the UKCRN PCRN?
  • Understanding stakeholder needs and cultures
  • How we can use partnership to increase recruitment to studies
  • Examples of successful partnerships
  • Elaine Ward

    Elaine Ward, Lead for Patient Recruitment & Retention in Primary Care , UKCRN

    Paul Wallace

    Paul Wallace, Deputy Director, UKCRN

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 STRATEGIC RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

    Sherry Armstrong-Wilkinson

    Sherry Armstrong-Wilkinson, Managing Director, Rooster Training Solutions

  • The need to develop a "real" strategy prior to study start
  • Why Sponsor and Investigator must collaborate in strategic planning
  • Developing, documenting and applying the strategy
  • 14:30 USING SITE READINESS DATA TO ALLOCATE RESOURCES AND PROJECT REALISTIC ENROLLMENT TIMELINES

    Jaime Cohen

    Jaime Cohen, Strategic and Tactical Specialist, BBK Worldwide

  • Site initiation—the moment a site is open and ready to enroll patients—can be a moving target
  • Investigative sites initiate at different rates which has a huge impact on the enrollment potential both for the individual site, and the study overall
  • This session will show how tracking and analyzing site readiness data can help study professionals allocate resources to maximum effect, forecast study timelines, and create contingency plans that offset the impact of inevitable, staggered site initiation
  • 15:10 THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ONLINE EDUCATION ACADEMIC-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP IN CLINICAL RECRUITMENT SCIENCES

  • Creating an education programme to produce well trained clinical recruitment specialists
  • Extensive travelling prevents a traditional in-class curriculum
  • Understanding local cultural + social factors in patient recruitment for globalised clinical trials
  • Educating specialists in pharmacology, regulatory affairs and data processing
  • Ensuring technological competencies for trainees
  • Lisa Palladino

    Lisa Palladino, Manager Patient Recruitment Specialist, Merck & Co Inc

    Barbara Gladson

    Barbara Gladson, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Pharmacology and Physiology, University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey

    15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Findlay Walker

    Findlay Walker, Vice President, EU Administration, Daiichi Sankyo Inc

    9:10 KEYNOTE - MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR PATIENT RECRUITMENT

    Jim Kremidas

    Jim Kremidas, Global Enrolment Optimisation & Innovation, Eli Lilly

  • Low levels of public awareness can make recruitment difficult – especially in studies with low rates of randomisation
  • The pros and cons of various means of marketing – press, radio, internet
  • The advantages of more targeted techniques
  • Cost effectiveness judgements
  • 9:50 WEB BASED TECHNIQUES FOR PATIENT RECRUITMENT

  • Web based searches for potential subjects
  • Choosing potential sites on the back of these searches
  • Collaboration with online patient organisations allows greater access to patients
  • Using online physician databases
  • Ann Coulson

    Ann Coulson, Global Clinical Project Leader, , AstraZeneca

    Kate Shaw

    Kate Shaw, Global Project Manager, Roche Products Ltd

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 GOING "GLOCAL"-THE TREND IN GLOBAL PATIENT RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

    Elizabeth Moench

    Elizabeth Moench, President & Chief Executive Officer, MediciGlobal Inc

  • How innovative thinking and new technologies are changing the way in which global patient recruitment are developed to incorporate local nuances and cultural differences. 
  • A one size fits all approach does not work for global recruitment and study sites in different countries want greater control over the recruitment-retention process.
  • Discuss how culturally diversified recruitment materials can be deployed rapidly by decentralizing the process and combining this with design technology.
  • 11:40 PREDICTIVE MODELLING OF PATIENT RECRUITMENT

    Vladimir  Anisimov

    Vladimir Anisimov, Director, Research Statistics Unit, GlaxoSmithKline

  • Uncertainties in patient recruitment
  • Recruitment modelling
  • Model validation using historical data
  • Predicting recruitment
  • Examples of real studies
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 ACCELERATING GLOBAL PATIENT RECRUITMENT IN TIMES OF TRANSITION

    Vinka Ljubimir

    Vinka Ljubimir, Consultant,

  • Successful country selection during transition
  • Key tips for recruitment planning
  • Surviving logistical nightmares
  • Getting adequate help – vendor selection
  • Tailoring and coaching teams through transition
  • 15:10 PROVIDING GENETIC INFORMATION TO INCENTIVISE RECRUITMENT AND PARTICIPATION IN A CLINICAL TRIAL

    Andrew Grupe

    Andrew Grupe, Director, CNS Discovery Research, Celera Diagnostics

  • Which diseases could be considered for this strategy
  • What are the known genetic risk factors
  • How does the clinician benefit
  • How does the patient benefit
  • How does the trial sponsor benefit
  • 16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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    Informed Consent is Your Key to Successful Recruitment and Retention
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    Informed Consent is Your Key to Successful Recruitment and Retention

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    11th March 2008
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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

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