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Spiralling costs of clinical trials, coupled with an ever-increasing inability to finish a trial on time and on budget makes attendance at the conference compulsory, for you will have the opportunity to hear senior speakers from the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and CROs present specific presentations on how to attract a greater number of patients onto a trial and how to keep them there once enrolled.

Experience will be shared on how recruitment and retention should differ in paediatric and minority group trials.

The latest web-based technologies will be discussed as experts explain how the internet can improve all aspects of recruitment and retention in clinical trials.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Karen Harmes, Director, Clinical Trials Recruitment, Pfizer
  • Joshua Schultz, Vice President, Patient Recruitment, PAREXEL
  • Professor Vladimir Anisimov, Director, Research Statistics, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Manny Papadimitropoulos, Associate Director, Clinical Research, Eli Lilly*
  • Susan Sandler, Senior Consultant, PAREXEL Consulting
  • Dr Janet Jones, Director, Global Patient Access & Retention, Kendle International
  • Dr Paul Evans, Head, Patient Recruitment UK, Nordics & Baltics, Quintiles
  • Diana Anderson, President & CEO, D. Anderson & Company
  • Dr Ian Smith, Founder and Medical Director, Synexus Clinical Research
  • Dr Alan Wade, Director, CPS Research
  • John Needham, Chief Operating Officer, Patient Recruitment Strategy
  • Jaime Cohen, Strategic and Tactical Specialist, BBK Worldwide
  • Georgi Georgiev, Clinical Research Manager, AstraZeneca Bulgaria

  • EFFECTIVE COUNTRY AND REGION SPECIFIC PATIENT RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION STRATEGIES from leaders in global patient recruitment
  • GROUNDBREAKING NEW TECHNIQUES FOR recruiting from specific populations
  • HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR TRIALS through web-based technologies
  • UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE in paediatric recruitment
  • RESTORING PUBLIC TRUST in clinical trials
  • EFFECTIVE COUNTRY AND REGION SPECIFIC PATIENT RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION STRATEGIES from leaders in global patient recruitment
  • GROUNDBREAKING NEW TECHNIQUES FOR recruiting from specific populations
  • HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR TRIALS through web-based technologies
  • UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE in paediatric recruitment
  • RESTORING PUBLIC TRUST in clinical trials
  • *subject to final confirmation

    Conference programme

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Matt Kibby

    Matt Kibby, Global Operations Leader, BBK Healthcare Inc

    9:10 OVERCOMING PATIENT RECRUITMENT CHALLENGES IN GLOBAL CLINICAL TRIALS

    Dr Karen Harmes

    Dr Karen Harmes, Director, Clinical Trials Recruitment, Pfizer Ltd

    ·                 Global study placement drivers
    ·                 Case- study: Patient recruitment planning for multi-national studies- a case study
    ·                 Cultural differences in recruitment messaging
    ·                 Attitudes to research participation
                      Consultants
                      General Physicians
                      Patients
    ·                 Implementation and lessons learned

    9:50 ENSURING ON-TIME TRIAL ENROLMENT BY BUILDING IN EARLY INTEGRATION OF PATIENT RECRUITMENT CONSIDERATIONS INTO THE STUDY PLANNING PROCESS

    ·                 Ensuring expectations from the study are realistic
    ·                 Tackling ethical issues and patient concerns
    ·                 Advantages and disadvantages of in-house clinical trials and outsourced trials
    ·                 Management strategies for large volumes of incoming samples and data
    ·                 The rewards and drawbacks of academic collaborations
    Diana Anderson

    Diana Anderson, President , D Anderson & Company

    Dan McDonald

    Dan McDonald, Vice President, D Anderson & Company

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 CURRENT CHANGES IN REGULATORY AFFAIRS

    ·                 Manufacturer’s and wholesale dealer’s licences
    ·                 Clinical trials authorisations
    ·                 Surviving inspections of premises and procedures
    ·                 Considering beneficial versus harmful effects in relation to the severity of the diseases
    Susan Sandler

    Susan Sandler, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research Services, PAREXEL International

    11:40 THE IMPACT OF PROTOCOL DESIGN ON PATIENT RECRUITMENT

    Dr Alan Wade

    Dr Alan Wade, Director and Founder, CPS Research

    ·                 Designing with the patient in mind
    ·                 The quantitative and qualitative data required to accelerate patient recruitment
    ·                 Analysis of clinical trial durations in accordance with therapeutic areas
    ·                 Screening systems for recruitment
    ·                 The chief investigator and responsibilities
    ·                 Impact of changing inclusion and exclusion criteria
    ·                 Extrapolating data from past trials to forecast future ones

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 PATIENT RECRUITMENT AT INVESTIGATOR HUB SITES

    Dr Ian Smith

    Dr Ian Smith, Founder and Medical Director, Synexus Ltd

    ·                 Identifying a hub site
    ·                 Confronting the issues for pharma
    ·                 Existing potential solutions
    ·                 Cost issues
    ·                 The hub sites advantages

    14:30 UTILISING A RAPID AND EFFICIENT, WEB-BASED STUDY COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE

    ·          The expansion of web-based healthcare communications in Europe and the U.S.
    ·          Identifying and selecting sites through web-based tools
    ·          Understanding the importance of data integration for rapid resource allocation and redeployment decisions
    ·          Training and consulting with sites through the internet
    ·          Cutting-edge techniques for internet-based physician and consumer outreach
    Jaime Cohen

    Jaime Cohen, Strategic and Tactical Specialist, BBK Worldwide

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 PATIENT RECRUITMENT PREDICTION

    Vladimir Anisimov

    Vladimir Anisimov, Director, Research Statistics Unit, GlaxoSmithKline

  • Uncertainties in patient recruitment
  • Recruitment modeling
  • Model validation using historical data
  • Predicting recruitment (initial and intermediate stages)
  • Examples of real studies
  • 16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Matt Kibby

    Matt Kibby, Global Operations Leader, BBK Healthcare Inc

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Matt Kibby

    Matt Kibby, Global Operations Leader, BBK Healthcare Inc

    9:10 PREDICTIVE PLANNING AND CONTINGENCY-BASED ESCALATION FOR RECRUITMENT SUCCESS

    ·                 Using sophisticated recruitment modelling tools in planning
    ·                 Building and applying investigator intelligence data assets
    ·                 Leveraging historical data to create reliable feasibility estimates
    ·                 Building organizational structures that support recruitment across the development spectrum (e.g. feasibility, site selection, study start-up and patient outreach)
    ·                 Using an explicit process of contingency-based escalation to manage changes in the environment
    Joshua Schultz

    Joshua Schultz, Vice President, PAREXEL International

    9:50 RETENTION OF PATIENTS IN CLINICAL TRIALS

    Dr John Needham

    Dr John Needham, Chief Operating Officer, Patient Recruitment Strategy, LLC

    ·                 Creating and communicating the study’s value proposition to patients
    ·                 Providing positive reinforcement at every visit
    ·                 Acquiring and utilising educational/support study materials for patients and their families
    ·                 Comparing incentives, what patients say they need and what will an Ethic Committee allow?
    ·                 Improving listening skills for site staff

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 CASE STUDY- GLOBAL STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF PAEDIATRIC RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

    Dr Janet Jones

    Dr Janet Jones, Director, Global Patient Access and Retention , Kendle

    ·                 Ethical and scientific aspects of paediatric recruitment
    ·                 Designing studies with the child in mind, the pitfalls of applying adult approaches to the paediatric population
    ·                 Global feasibility and planning: country specific, therapeutic and age related considerations
    ·                 Paediatric site profiles
    ·                 Gaining informed consent and assent
    ·                 Child and family friendly materials and approaches to support paediatric recruitment and retention

    11:40 PANEL DISCUSSION- DIFFERING REGULATORY AND CULTURAL ISSUES THAT IMPACT PATIENT RECRUITMENT AROUND THE WORLD

  • The USA
  • CEE
  • Latin America
  • India
  • Matt Kibby

    Matt Kibby, Global Operations Leader, BBK Healthcare Inc

    Joshua Schultz

    Joshua Schultz, Vice President, PAREXEL International

    Dr Janet Jones

    Dr Janet Jones, Director, Global Patient Access and Retention , Kendle

    Diana Anderson

    Diana Anderson, President , D Anderson & Company

    Georgi Georgiev

    Georgi Georgiev, Manager, Clinical Research, AstraZeneca Bulgaria

    Dan McDonald

    Dan McDonald, Vice President, D Anderson & Company

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:10 PATIENT RECRUITMENT, A UK FOCUS

    Dr Paul Evans

    Dr Paul Evans, Head, Patient Recruitment, UK, Nordics & Baltics, Quintiles Ltd

    ·                 The patient availability and marketing potential within the UK
    ·                 Perspectives and trends in today’s climate
    ·                 Barriers to successful recruitment in the UK
    ·                 The impact of NHS changes on the clinical trials environment
    ·                 Strategies to overcome slow recruitment

    14:50 THE ADVANTAGES OF CONDUCTING CLINICAL STUDIES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

    Georgi Georgiev

    Georgi Georgiev, Manager, Clinical Research, AstraZeneca Bulgaria

    ·          Determining the location of investigational sites in a global market

    ·          Patient population, recruiting twice as fast as Western counterparts

    ·          Patient motivation

    ·          Regulatory issues in Central and Eastern Europe

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    Matt Kibby

    Matt Kibby, Global Operations Leader, BBK Healthcare Inc

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    Effective Marketing and PR Strategies for Patient Recruitment in Clinical Trials
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    Effective Marketing and PR Strategies for Patient Recruitment in Clinical Trials

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