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  “Really enjoyed the conference and look forward to returning next year”

Erhimuvi Ogbighele, Editor – Clinical Trials, Thomson Scientific Ltd, Accelerating Patient Recruitment and Retention in Clinical Trials 2008

 

“Very good, a well organised conference”

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 Elaine Ward, Lead for Patient recruitment & Retention in Primary Care, UKCRN, Accelerating Patient Recruitment and Retention in Clinical Trials 2008

 

 

Clinical trials form a vital element of many products design and development progression phase. Therefore building and sustaining acceleration of patient recruitment / retention is more important than ever before. SMi’s 5th annual conference is the perfect opportunity to hear keynote presentations from senior representatives from leading pharmaceutical companies presenting ways to increase levels of patient recruitment by deploying effective marketing strategies and executing innovative ways to overcome and maintain the retention levels of patients for clinical trials.

MAXIMISE your understanding of patient recruitment and retention
ANALYSE insights on key factors affecting ethical issues involved with patient recruitment
DETERMINE innovative and successful marketing strategies for recruitment and retention of patients
HEAR latest case studies and developments from leading pharmaceutical organisations
NETWORK amongst other key industry experts
Heads, Directors, Vice/Presidents of:
  • Clinical operations
  • Clinical developments
  • Medical affairs
  • Patient recruitment
  • Clinical research
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Strategic planning and all other interlinked areas of this specialism

 

For Sponsorship opportunities please contact Alia Malick at amalick@smi-online.co.uk

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Andy Sacher

Andy Sacher, General Counsel and Head of Strategic Planning, BBK Worldwide

9:10 MODELLING AND PREDICTING PATIENT RECRUITMENT TO ENSURE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF CLINICAL TRIALS

Vladimir Anisimov

Vladimir Anisimov, Director, Research Statistics Unit, GlaxoSmithKline

  • Main sources of uncertainty and appropriate metrics for measuring success
  • Models for patient recruitment
  • Predicting recruitment at the initial stage
  • Assessing recruitment and number of clinical centres needed at any interim time
  • Informed decisions on adaptive adjustment of recruitment
  • Evaluating study performance and site productivity
  • Case studies

     

     

  • 9:50 STRATEGIES OF SELECTING THE RIGHT TYPES OF SITES FOR SUCCESS IN PATIENT RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

    Ridwaan Jhetam

    Ridwaan Jhetam, Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson Global Clinical Operations Global

  • Where to go
  • Where NOT to go           
  • Role of the Study Nurse/Coordinator 
  • Engagement with patient Advocacy groups        
  • Best practices in Reviewing the likelihood of sites delivering on their commitment
  • Review of Historical data , Databases & HER
  • Tools for gaining Investigator Commitment & branding/exposing your study to
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 ENROLLING "PROBLEM" PROTOCOLS: HOW TO RESCUE YOUR STUDY

    Kate Booth

    Kate Booth, Strategic Management, BBK Worldwide

  • Enrollment barriers are seldom identified until a study is underway and patient recruitment is foundering
  • How to use research to select the most productive sites, and target the optimal media solutions for patient outreach.
  • Case studies examples
  • Providing practical, real-world guidance for rescuing “problem” protocols
  • 11:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: GLOBAL PLANNING TO LOCAL DELIVERABLE

    Ridwaan Jhetam

    Ridwaan Jhetam, Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson Global Clinical Operations Global

    John Needham

    John Needham, CEO, Patient Recruitment Strategy, LLC

    Kate Booth

    Kate Booth, Strategic Management, BBK Worldwide

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 WEB BASED TECHNIQUES FOR PATIENT RECRUITMENT

     

  • Using web based searches to establish and recruit subjects
  • Choosing potential sites on the back of these searches
  • The collaboration with online patient organistaion’s that allows greater access to patients
  • Case Study Examples
  • Kate Shaw

    Kate Shaw, Global Project Manager, Roche Products

    Ann Coulson

    Ann Coulson, Global Clinical Project Leader, Astrazeneca

    14:30 TEXT TO TRIAL TO PARTICIPATE? EXPLORING INNOVATIVE MOBILE & INTERNET SOLUTIONS FOR PATIENT RECRUITMENT

    Tim Davis

    Tim Davis, Co-Founder, Exco InTouch

  • Overview of proven technology options available for patient recruitment and retention
  • Pros and Cons of technology
  • Geographic and Demographic considerations
  • Security and patient confidentiality
  • Case Study on Healthy volunteer recruitment using mobile phone text messaging
  • Future considerations with Mobile Advertising and Pre-screening
  • Case Study on Patient Retention
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SUCESSFUL RECRUITMENT PLANNING

    Vinka Ljubimir

    Vinka Ljubimir, Consultant,

  • How to tackle issues with recruitment
  • Types of recruitment plans
  • How recruitment planning works in real life
  • Ensuring recruitment success
  • 16:20 MULTI REGIONAL TRIALS FOR RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

    Matthew  Lehman

    Matthew Lehman, Chief Operating Officer, SPRI Clinical Trials

  • Utilize multiple regions as part of a comprehensive recruitment and retention strategy
  • Best practice to operate global trials that work effectively
  • How to reach and recruit different patients in different parts of the world
  • Obstacles incurred and the solutions proposed
  • Region specific examples: USA, India, former Soviet countries, and South America
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    John Needham

    John Needham, CEO, Patient Recruitment Strategy, LLC

    9:10 PAEDIATRIC CLINICAL TRIALS - RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES TO PREVENT HAEMORRHAGE (OF YOUR TIME AND MONEY)

    Jane Lamprill

    Jane Lamprill, Paediatric Research Consultant, Paediatric Research Consultancy

  • Mandatory Paediatric requirements for Regulation EU 1901/2006
  • Common causes of paediatric trial failure - ethics submission
  • Common causes of paediatric trail failure - protocol planning
  • Strategies for successful recruitment and compliance
  • 9:50 HOW TO WRITE EFFECTIVE PATIENT INFORMATION MATERIALS - IS USER TESTING THE ANSWER?

    Theo Raynor

    Theo Raynor, Professor of Pharmacy Practise, University Of Leeds

  • Measuring performance
  • What do participants want from patient information sheets?
  • What are the principles for writing good patient information?
  • Can User Testing, now mandatory for licensed medicine leaflets, work for patient information sheets?
  • What are the results of the first user-tests of patient information sheets?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:40 ACCELERATING PATIENT RECRUITMENT BY CONDUCTING TRIALS IN INDIA

    Raghib Ali

    Raghib Ali, Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford

  • Strategies in use
  • Best practice to operate global trials that work effectively
  • Reaching these different patients through appropriate messages and media
  • Obstacles incurred and the solutions proposed
  • Country specific examples with a particular focus in Asia
  • Multiregional trials prove efficacy of drugs in different ethnic groups- enabling easier regulatory approval
  • 12:20 A VIEW FROM THE FRONT-LINE; ARE ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS FIT FOR PURPOSE?

    David Collier

    David Collier, Research Fellow in Clinical Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute at Barts and The London School of Medicine

     

     

     

  • Do all the stakeholders in the clinical trials process share the same perspective?
  • Do your systems help you or hinder you (or your sites?)
  • Are your systems better than they were 10 or 20 years ago?
  • How could we do it differently?
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 WORKING OUTSIDE THE “COMFORT ZONE”

    David Cocker

    David Cocker, Partner, mdcpartners

     
    SETTING UP IN NEW THERAPY AREA, SO WHERE DO I TO START.
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    All major companies are expanding their research portfolios, oncology and CNS indications are pivotal to a stainable pipeline.  But what happens when you are confronted with the task of setting up a trail in a new therapy area from scratch?
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  • Before feasibility,
  • Mining your affiliates
  • Therapeutic standards of care, where and what’s available?
  • Epidemiology where are  my patient populations
  • How to identify and rank Key Opinion Leaders
  • How do you get a view on international sponsor activity
  • TA distribution, competitive use of investigator pool
  • Centres of Potential Interest do they have the assets.   
  • 14:40 PATIENT AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE NHS

    Roger Steel

    Roger Steel, Lead for PPI, UKCRN

  • The NHS context and PPI work at the UKCRN              
  • Models and examples of PPI from the NHS              
  • The potential advantages of PPI for industry trial recruitment               
  • Getting started with PPI              
  • Resources available              
  • 15:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    15:30 Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    The interface of Public & Private sector in Patient Recruitment
    Workshop

    The interface of Public & Private sector in Patient Recruitment

    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    31st March 2009
    London, United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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