Master Workshops


Sponsored by Merck

Adventures in Technology: How Sophisticated Site Operators are Positioning their Networks for Success
Putting the Patient at the Center: Evidence-based Approaches to Improving Patient Communication
Using Site Metrics to Thrive in a Rapidly Consolidating Site Sector
You’ve been Approached or Thought about Selling? What Comes Next?
Operational Efficiencies for the Site of the Future
Opportunities to Optimize Site Feasibility

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Adventures in Technology: How Sophisticated Site Operators are Positioning their Networks for Success

Sites often approach the adoption of technology as a nuisance instead of as a solution. This trend is amplified among site networks as they often have to adopt technologies across the entire network, creating potential delays. Case studies will be used to present facts and guide a discussion about the recent trend toward larger, multi-location operators and business development networks. After attending this workshop you will understand the trendlines driving site consolidation and the role technology will play. You will learn to think critically about aligning technology with business strategies.


Presenters
Raymond Nomizu, JD
Co-Founder, Clinical Research IO

Anthony Abey
COO, Alliance Clinical Network

Christopher Petek, MACPR, CCRC
Clinical Director, The Clinical Trials Network (CTNx)

 
 

Putting the Patient at the Center: Evidence-based Approaches to Improving Patient Communication

As the patient centricity movement gains momentum, clinical trial sites are challenged to put and keep the patient’s needs at the center of their research activities. This workshop will provide you with a basic understanding of behavior science to support patient behavior, and a high level of understanding of best practices in patient communication. An evidence-based communications framework will also be introduced.


Presenters
Nicole Brainard, PhD, MPH
Manager, Behavior Science, Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness Solutions

Suzann Johnson, MS
Associate Director, Clinical Insights & Experience, Janssen

 
 

Using Site Metrics to Thrive in a Rapidly Consolidating Site Sector

Site leadership generally tends to be more focused on near term challenges such as a trial not meeting enrollment expectations, acquiring new studies or an upcoming pre-site visits (PSV) . Given these and other daily challenges of running a site, site directors and managers tend to be more reactionary to economic forces now impacting the industry, including the current consolidation trend now picking up pace in the site sector. This workshop will enlighten site leaders on which key performance indictors (KPI) and site metrics they should track and use to drive continuous process improvement at their site or site network to thrive as a leading performer instead of merely surviving as the pace of site sector consolidation quickens.


Presenter
Barry Lake
CEO & Co-Founder, Devana Solutions

Jeff Kingsley, DO, MBA, CPI, FACRP
Chief Executive Officer, IACT Health

Michael Casey
Executive Director, hyperCORE

 
 

You’ve Been Approached or Thought About Selling? What Comes Next?

You’ve been asked if you are interested in selling your site. What comes next? Packaging your site for sale means viewing it as a business with a proven track record of success and the potential for significant growth. In this session we will discuss the variables that go into preparing and packaging your site for a potential acquisition.



Presenter
Steve Clemons, MSN, FNP-BC, NP-C
Founder, COO, VitaLink

William Smith, MD
Founder, President & Principal Investigator, Alliance of Multispecialty Research



 
 

Operational Efficiencies for the Site of the Future

Many sites get bogged down with the volume of tracking, oversight, and maintenance of site operations as they grow. This workshop will break down some of the key pillars of site operations and discuss advanced strategies and topics for how to build a research site with growth in mind.


Presenter
Scott Palmese, MS, BE

Amanda Wright
Vice President of Partnership Development, Javara

Casey Brescia
Director of Site Relations, BTC Network

 
 

Opportunities to Optimize Site Feasibilty

Sites rank completing site feasibility surveys among the top 5 burdens of clinical operations activities. This workshop will discuss and address how to leverage technology advancements and data pooling efforts to reduce the overreliance on survey outreach exercises. A business case study will be presented which outlines a successful and innovative outreach methodology that may carve a new path for collaborating with sites on the early stages of protocol development and site selection.


Presenters
Oriol Serra, MS, MBA
Head, Site Intelligence & Selection, Study Optimization, Pfizer

Christian A. Chaves, MS
Director of Clinical Site Management, ​US, Pfizer

Location: See Program for Location Date: October 11, 2019 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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