2017 Trial Protocol Optimization and Design Congress (description)


Category:Health & Wellness
Address:Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel, 3549 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America 19104
Event dates:7/17/2017 - 7/18/2017 (This event has already taken place)
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Topics to be Covered:

  • Ashish Atreja, Chief Technology Engagement and Innovation Officer, ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI
  • Madeline Geday, Associate Director, Clinical Research, Global Trial Optimization, MERCK
  • Patrick Hu, Senior Safety Physician, ASTRAZENECA
  • Jeff Kingsley, Chief Executive Officer, IACT HEALTH
  • Sheri Kuss, Associate Director, Trial Optimization and Standards, TEVA
  • Richard Murray, Vice President and Deputy Chief Patient Officer, MERCK
  • Rosemarie Pincus, Ph.D., Principal Medical Writing Scientist, Oncology Division, JOHNSON and JOHNSON
  • Kunal Sampat, MNA, Senior Manager, Clinical Programs, ABBOTT VASCULAR
  • Kate Vila, Founder and Business Development Manager, OPULENT GROUP, LLC
  • Mary Westrick, Adjunct Faculty (Phase I Clinical Trials Specialty), UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON
  • Allan Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., President, INFORMATION MEDIARY CORPORATION
  • Science, Health and Medicine
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Taking place July 17-18, 2017, ExL’s 2017 Trial Protocol Optimization and Design Congress will explore the complex relationship protocol design has with clinical trial success. Attendees will discover new techniques, hear from industry thought leaders and examine case studies on protocol optimization.

Clinical protocols are the framework for a clinical trial. From the amount of samples to take from a patient to the type of patients required for the study, they ensure every detail, incident or outcome is planned for. Over the last few years, protocols have been under tremendous scrutiny for their lack of insight, flexibility and feasibility. Due to these issues, protocol optimization has made a resurgence as a major innovation in the pharmaceutical industry. Companies, sites and CROs are beginning to notice how inflated protocols have gotten, how much protocol amendments are costing studies, and how protocols are unrealistic for patients and practitioners. Optimization will improve patient care and outcomes, site performance and recruitment, and — ultimately — the bottom line for drug development.

The 2017 Trial Protocol Optimization and Design Congress will bring together sites, pharma companies, CROs and other stakeholders in the protocol-writing process to discuss how the industry should change their policies and procedures. With topics on inclusion/exclusion, advisory boards, training for protocol writers and patient feasibility, the congress will foster a space the industry can build upon and make changes to improve all aspects of clinical trial design and planning.



8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Registration Fee Details:

Conference Only (Early Bird Pricing) Register by June 2, 2017: USD 1795
Conference Only (Standard Pricing) Register after June 2, 2017: USD 1995

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