12th Annual Patient Recruitment and Retention Summit


Selecting the patients for clinical trials is usually a difficult, long and problematic process. The right planning of patient recruitment is crucial for the whole clinical development - if the plan doesn't work, it can cost a lot of time and money. Removing barriers to patient participation and setting up a patient-centric model in clinical trials is very important for the development of new drugs and therapies to improve human health. There are many innovative methods and technologies to enhance patient participation and experience - from virtual trials, through wearables, telemedicine and home-sampling.

The 12th Annual Patient Recruitment and Retention Summit will cover the topics pharmaceutical company should consider when strategically implementing a patient recruitment plan for a clinical development program. This specific business conference will gather the best patient recruitment and clinical operations professionals to discuss topics such as patient engagement in rare diseases, patient centricity, patient involvement during protocol development, virtual trials, effective patient recruitment strategies and also the perspective from the patient's view.

This unique pharmaceutical meeting with the focus on patient recruitment will definitely provide you with lessons learned and give you valuable tips shared by senior level decision makers. You will also benefit from remarkable networking opportunities due to limited seats of this business meeting. Do not hesitate and book the dates 4-6 February 2020 for this inspiring patient recruitment conference!

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Key speakers

Birgitte CLAUDIUS

Birgitte CLAUDIUS

MD, Director, Head Clinical Operations
Penny ALLINSON

Penny ALLINSON

Associate Director, Patient Recruitment Programs
Richard  STEPHENS

Richard STEPHENS

Patient Advocate
Pascale CAVILLON

Pascale CAVILLON

Global Patient Centricity Director
Belle ROELS

Belle ROELS

Head of Clinical Operations UK and Ireland
Barbara VALASTRO

Barbara VALASTRO

Clinical Program Director


Key topics

  • Hybrid Virtual Trials
  • Virtual Investigator and Site Meetings in Relation to Retention
  • Real World Study and Patient Engagement
  • Combining Patient Engagement and Transparency in Clinical Development
  • Paediatric Rare Disease Case Studies
  • Patient Perspectives on Recruitment and Retention
  • The Benefits of Active Patient Involvement on Patient Recruitment and Retention



Who Should Attend

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

  • Patient Recruitment and Retention
  • Patient Engagement
  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Trials
  • Study/Site Selection/Monitoring Experts
  • Patient Centricity
  • Virtual Trials
  • Drug Development Operations
  • Patient Recruitment Programs
  • Clinical Program Operations
  • Enrolment
  • Retention Optimisation