Pre-Conference Short Courses

Monday, February 22, 2016 • 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm • Hyatt Regency Miami • Miami, FL
Part of: Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives (SCOPE)

Join your colleagues for more in-depth, focused learning at an informational and interactive Short Course. Choose one of the Short Courses below for three hours of instruction and discussion in a small group setting. Get your questions answered, network with colleagues, and share ideas.

SC1: Implementing Social Media, Digital Marketing and Other New Strategies for Patient Recruitment

Matt Miller, Vice President, Global Patient Recruitment & Feasibility, StudyKIK

Nariman Nasser, Digital Strategist, Genentech

Jerome Chiaro, Vice President, Clinical Operations, StudyKIK

With the constant evolution of technology and strategies developed within the marketing sector, properly applying these strategies and tools to the clinical trial patient recruitment industry is of the highest importance. Research has proven that the use of mobile technology and advanced analytics applied to clinical trial patient recruitment has propelled study timelines and decreased resources allocated to drug development. In this workshop we will take a detailed look at different age groups and demographics in correlation with disease states and where these patients in today’s society are researching, findings, and consenting for clinical trials. We will explore some of today’s most efficient forms of patient recruitment and demonstrate step by step processes to implement first hand to improve enrollment timelines.

SC3: Views and Conversations on Risk-Based Monitoring

Andy Lawton, Global Head, Data Management, Biometrics & Data Management, Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd.

Mireille Zerola, Clinical Data Management Expert, Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd.

Mary Mills, President, CRA Consultant, Mary Mills, LLC

Ellen Kelso, Executive Director, Chesapeake IRB

This session gives insights into not only the processes surrounding RBM, but also the individual and group responses of those involved. Whether you are considering implementing RBM or if you are an experienced practitioner, this session will have something for everyone.

SC4: Developing Your Custom Strategy for Requests for Proposals (RFPs) through to Final Contract

Kenneth Wilson, Director, Business Operations; Clinical Outsourcing Lead, Pfizer

Charlotte French, Senior Director, Global Head, Contracting & Outsourcing, EMD Serono 

In this workshop we will examine various strategies for implementing RFP processes at your company that are appropriate to your type and volume of work. Different companies have different needs, and there is no one size fits all. This workshop will help participants understand industry trends and how people currently conduct RFPs and then convert the selected proposals into start-up work orders and ultimately, final contracts. We will discuss various formats for RFPs, from the minimalist in specifications approach, down to the highly detailed approach. We will also discuss various approaches to putting start-up work orders in place as not to impede the progress of project start-up. Last, but not least, we will dissect various approaches to finalizing the full work order during the start-up phase of the project.


After the Pre-Conference Short Courses

Welcome and Networking Happy Hour on the Patio hosted by CHI, DrugDev and Praxis

Monday, February 22, 2016 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm • Hyatt Regency Miami’s Riverwalk Terrace • Miami, FL

Kick off SCOPE at our welcome happy hour Monday, February 22, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Miami co-hosted by CHI, DrugDev and Praxis. Each year the majority of delegates arrive at SCOPE on Monday with roller bags and exhibit booths in tow so why not stop by for cocktails and hors d’ouerves . Connect with old friends or make some new ones in this casual setting on the Riverwalk Terrace of Hyatt Regency. CISCRP will be on-hand to share stories and opportunities to educate the public and patients about clinical trials. Come early to attend the pre-conference short courses from 2:00 to 5:30 pm. Running shoes, jeans, Aloha shirts are all appropriate for Happy Hour. See you in Miami!

Support CISCRP

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is a first-of-its-kind nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and informing the public, patients, medical/research communities, the media, and policy makers about clinical research and the role each party plays in the process. CHI, SCOPE, DrugDev and Praxis are all proud sponsors of CISCRP and support their work.