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13th Annual Optimising Clinical Trials Summit: Site Selection, Feasibility and Patient Recruitment


13th Annual Optimising Clinical Trials Summit aims to provide you with case studies, practical examples and key learnings from the top players in pharmaceutical industry, with focus on patient recruitment and retention, feasibility, site management, trials monitoring and more.

Presentations and discussions at this business conference will cover topics such as virtual clinical trials, involvement of patient support groups, risk-based monitoring and tools for more efficient feasibility studies. Moreover, we will discuss strategies for creating and managing better relationships between the industry, academia and CROs and emerging opportunities for enhancing smarter patient recruitment and retention.

On top of that, the interactivity of this clinical trials event will enable you to network with your industry peers from different companies and markets, and to share your ideas, challenges and successes within the mentioned topics.

By attending this pharmaceutical business event, you will gain new insight in how to run clinical trials successfully. Learn about how you can improve the speed, efficiency and results of your clinical operations, network with your industry peers and contribute to the expert discussions by joining us at this interactive clinical trials conference!

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Key speakers

Bodo LUTZ

Bodo LUTZ

Clinical Risk Management and Data Integrity QA
Wolfgang EGLMEIER

Wolfgang EGLMEIER

Managing Director Centre for Clinical Trials
Alisia SACHSE

Alisia SACHSE

Medical Director DACH
Karla MACKENZIE

Karla MACKENZIE

Head of Site Management Region Europe
Maarten  BOOMSMA

Maarten BOOMSMA

Clinical Study Director
Marc DITMARSCH

Marc DITMARSCH

Country Medical Director


Key topics

  • Introducing virtual clinical trials to improve patient recruitment and retention
  • The Voice of the Patient: How to truly understand the needs of your patients and incorporate them in every process of the trial since the pre-trial research phase?
  • Involvement of patient support groups
  • The importance of developing new models, protocol designs and smart recruitment strategies based on patient inputs and patient-reported outcomes for better motivation and higher retention
  • What are the requirements for a successful feasibility study leading to a successful clinical trial right from the beginning?
  • Tools enabling feasibility studies to paint a realistic picture on the feasibility of conducting a clinical trial in a specific country, location, drug, and a specific target patients group
  • What are the key factors for successful partnerships with CROs and academia?
  • The connection between the selection of the right site and the overall success or failure of the trial
  • Risk-based monitoring (RBM) and the integration of quality into clinical trials



Who Should Attend

Members of board, C-level, Senior/Global Vice Presidents, Directors, Heads of departments from pharmaceutical industry involved in:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Program Management
  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Study Management
  • Study Start Up Unit
  • Development Operations
  • Clinical Research
  • Patient Relations
  • Investigator Relations
  • Global Feasibility Operations
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Development
  • Medical Director
  • Project Management
  • Clinical Site Management
  • Patient Recruitment
  • Site Management
  • Site Monitoring
  • Feasibility
  • Outsourced Trials