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SMi proudly presents this half-day interactive workshop on Leveraging Successful Patient Recruitment & Retention Strategies in Biosimilars Research ahead of the 3rd annual conference!

There are many challenges in identifying and recruiting patients for biosimilar studies. This workshop will focus on addressing challenges with patient recruitment and retention for biosimilars, how to overcome them and incorporate a successful recruitment strategy that includes considerations around patient compliance and retention. Discussion items include: communication strategies with key stakeholders and local communities, synergies with rare diseases/orphan drugs and how to adopt successful communication strategies around patient participation.

This workshop will also include open dialogue amongst participants.

Through this interactive workshop, you will be able to

  • Gain an understanding of successful recruitment and retention strategies in recruiting for trails in biosimilars
  • Understand successful communication amongst advocacy groups and key stakeholders
  • Incorporate key strategies in keeping patients engaged to enhance patient retention and compliance

Directors, Heads, Principals, Managers of:

  • CSO/ CMO
  • Biosimilars
  • Clinical Trials
  • Patient Recruitment
  • Advocacy & Public Policy
  • Marketing
  • Communications

or anyone who works within the biosimilars spectrum from pharmaceutical, biotech and pharmacy  sectors.

Workshop LEADER

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Shazia Ahmad

Director, Patient & Physician Services, UBC - An Express Scripts Company

Shazia Ahmad serves as a Director on UBC's Patient & Physician Services team. She brings to this role 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Shazia provides oversight and strategy on patient recruitment and retention as well as site feasibility and recruitment for clinical, late stage, safety and risk management programs.

Before joining UBC, she served as a study coordinator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). While there, Shazia coordinated NIH-sponsored studies within various institutes at the NIH (NINDS, NCI, NIAID). Her work included direct parent/patient family interaction in various rare diseases. Shazia also served as a study coordinator for ClinSearch, a private research center. She worked on protocols from various sponsors and therapeutic areas.

Shazia has experience in many therapeutic areas, such as cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, infectious disease, pulmonology, rheumatology, weight management, rare disease and oncology.

Shazia earned a B.S. in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Maryland.
 

UBC - An Express Scripts Company

United BioSource Corporation (UBC) is a leading provider of pharmaceutical support services, partnering with life science companies to make medicine and medical products safer and more accessible.

With the strength of our parent company, Express Scripts, one of the nation's largest healthcare companies, UBC leads the market in providing integrated, comprehensive clinical, safety and commercialization services.

UBC's Patient & Physician Services (PPS) team delivers global solutions that meet the needs of pharmaceutical, government and biotech sponsors. But PPS does not just provide patient recruitment for clinical trials. As part of Express Scripts, one of the largest healthcare organizations in the U.S., we offer HIPAA-compliant solutions for patient recruitment, patient retention and site selection for clinical research. PPS can identify the patients and the healthcare providers (HCP) who treat them, giving our clients a distinct advantage as we implement clinical studies.

 

Workshop programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:30 Workshop Leader's Opening Remarks

Shazia Ahmad

Shazia Ahmad, Director, Patient & Physician Services, UBC - An Express Scripts Company

8:40 How to Plan a Successful Clinical Trial for Biosimilars?

9:30 Talk to Your Stakeholders

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Understanding and Executing Key Strategies for A Successful Biosimilars Clinical Trials

12:00 Round Up Q&A

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Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

515 US Highway 1 South
Iselin 08830
USA

Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

Your simple delights will become memorable moments at Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. This distinctive hotel in Edison, New Jersey, features 269 modern guest rooms, including 42 suites, and more than 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Our hotel's location is centrally located amidst corporate offices and tourist attraction. Our accommodations stand out from other hotels in Edison, NJ, and provide a sophisticated retreat for families and business travelers alike. Marriott's Plug-in panels and 37-inch LCD HD TVs allow guests simultaneous connectivity to laptops, iPods and DVD players. We are one of the most conveniently situated hotels at the crossroads of U.S. Routes 1 and 9. We are also just five minutes from Woodbridge Center Mall, 15 minutes south of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and less than one mile from the Metropark train station. With our premier location and amenities, our Edison accommodations provide an advantageous travel destination.

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‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

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