Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 13th Annual
Patient Engagement, Enrollment and Retention through Communities and Technology
Patient-Centric Approaches to Participant Engagement and Trial Optimization
February 20-21, 2020
Patient engagement, enrollment planning, patient recruitment, and a more patient-centric approach to study planning and execution are critical to drug development programs and garner a lot of attention by study teams. However, once the hard work of identifying
and recruiting a trial subject has been accomplished, they must be retained and remain in compliance. More importantly, industry should be actively listening, engaging and garnering insights from the volunteers who are the foundation and purpose of
all of the research. The engagement, continuous exchange of knowledge, retention of patients, and continued engagement throughout the life of a clinical trial is essential to have complete data sets for your analysis and subsequent filings. There
are strategies, tools, and data-driven techniques such as social media platforms and mobile technology, empowered patient communities, and a more informed and diverse patient population that need to be understood and engaged. CHI’s 13th Annual
“Patient Engagement, Enrollment and Retention through Communities and Technology” will cover the topics one should consider when planning and strategically implementing a patient engagement strategy and retention plan in the digital age.
Arrive early and attend Part 1 (Wed - Thurs): Enrollment Planning and Patient Recruitment
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Thursday, February 20
11:30 am Registration Open
12:30 pm BRIDGING LUNCHEON CO-PRESENTATION: Putting Patients & Caregivers First: An In-Depth Look at Strategic Partnerships in Executing a Successful Clinical Trial
Karen Renzi, Director, Strategy, Praxis Communications, LLC
Samantha Rogers, Patient Recruitment & Retention Lead, Takeda
Join us as we pull back the curtain to review strategies from a case study that highlights a patient-centric approach to drug development. We’ll discuss how to craft a strategic plan that resonates with both the patient and caregiver. This session
will focus on tactics that were successfully executed as well as mid-study adjustments that were implemented in order to optimize patient recruitment and retention.
1:00 Coffee and Dessert Break in the Exhibit Hall
2:00 Afternoon Plenary Keynotes
3:10 Booth Crawl & Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall. Last Chance for Exhibit Viewing
4:10 Chairperson’s Remarks
Chris Crucitti, Chief
Commercial Officer, Signant Health
4:15 CO-PRESENTATION: Enable Empowered Patients in Clinical Trials by Integrating Health Literacy and Cultural Sensitivity
Laurie Myers, MBA, Global Health Literacy Director, Global Population Health, Merck & Co., Inc.
Alicia Staley, MBA, Trial Volunteer & Cancer Survivor
Health literacy is an essential tool to help empower patients to: find clinical trial information, understand the potential risks of a trial, know their commitment (time, visits), and improve the participation of underrepresented populations. This session will provide the perspectives of a patient advocate and a pharma health literacy leader, each of whom has been personally overwhelmed by clinical trial information. It will also highlight the importance of cultural sensitivity and of use of the “teach-back method” in reaching patients and training investigators.
4:45 CO-PRESENTATION: Partnering with Patients to Tackle Engagement Together
Leily Saadat-Lajevardi, Team Leader, Clinical Insights & Experience Group, Janssen R&D
Alyson Gregg, MBA,
Director, Patient Insights, Janssen R&D
As we know, the patient voice is critical to ensuring that the solutions that are put in place are meeting an actual need, alleviating a burden and/or are fit for purpose. In this presentation, we will discuss how we have adopted different methods
to obtain that patient voice early across multiple therapeutic areas. We will also discuss what we have learned and what we have done as a result of these learnings to create a better experience for our most important stakeholders in clinical
trials, the patients who volunteer their time and data for the better outcomes for all.
5:15 Presentation to be Announced
5:45 Patients Embracing Artificial Intelligence and Relevant Technologies in Clinical Trials to Personalize Engagement and Do Benefit-Risk Assessment
mHealth Global Business Lead, Bayer Pharmaceuticals; mHealth Global Advocate
Patients are ready to integrate new tech and AI into their healthcare experiences, alongside numerous other digital patient engagement technologies, when it comes to personalized patient engagement. Patient engagement, which prioritizes the patient
experience during trials, removes obstacles to treatment and helps patients take more ownership over their health during the course of the study. So, the desire to connect with patients and solicit their feedback is there, but many trials struggle
to find an efficient means to do so. In addition, developing a better trial design for patients and benefits were at the top of their lists. Because patients benefit from effective treatments while also bearing the risks, their perspectives must
be at the heart of trial design and benefit-risk assessment.
6:00 CASE STUDY: Under-Represented Community Engagement to Reach, Raise Awareness and Educate on Clinical Trial Participation
Narinder Chopra, Director, Patient Feasibility, Enrollment & Retention Optimization, Global Clinical Operations, Biogen
tInvesting in relationships with trusted partners to enhance community engagement and participant outreach that raises awareness of clinical trial participation. However, beyond the hype are some operational challenges that must be understood before
investing in digital approaches, technology or altering budgets/timelines with overly-optimistic expectations. This talk will share a specific application of traditional and digital engagement with under-represented patient communities to enhance
awareness and education, ultimately to present research opportunities in these communities.
6:15 Networking Reception (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)
7:15 Close of Day
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Friday, February 21
7:15 am Registration Open
7:45 Breakfast Presentation to be Announced
8:15 Session Break
8:20 Chairperson’s Remarks
Jim Lane, Chief Business Officer, Longboat Clinical
8:25 INTERACTIVE CO-PRESENTATION: Moving the Mountain: A Large Pharma Approach to Tech-Enabled Site and Patient Trial Engagement
April Lewis, Senior
Director, R&D Technology, GSK
Charge, Senior Director, DevOps, AstraZeneca
This presentation will review how large pharma is taking steps to undergo technology enablement of critical and strategic site and patient engagement strategies. AZ and GSK will discuss their approaches to site and patient technology modernization,
including adoption strategies, data and system orchestration, and change management. 1) Expected improvement in pharma to site/patient engagement, 2) organizational challenges and successes in technology adoption, and 3) overview of blue-sky future
8:55 CO-PRESENTATION: The Mutual Benefits of Active Listening
Michele Teufel, Patient and Site Engagement Lead, Development Operations, AstraZeneca
John Linnell, Clinical
Trial Participant and Member of AZ’s Patient Partnership Program
This discussion will be an opportunity to provide details on the interactions we, Sponsors-Patients, have had over the years and how both AstraZeneca and the patients have benefited. How has listening to and understanding the patient enhanced AstraZeneca’s
ability to help patients? Why does active listening allow for a mutually beneficial partnership between the patient and sponsor companies?
9:25 CASE STUDY: Collaborating with Advocacy Organizations to Integrate Patient Perspective into Research
Mary McGowan, Executive Director, The Myositis Association
This talk will share the why and the how of the development of a training manual for home care nurses that integrated the patients’ perspective and experiences to enhance the clinicians’ understanding of the lived experience by someone
who endures the pains and challenges that come with a myositis diagnosis. The manual includes details on the day to day activities of patients and care partners, what it’s like living with the disease, and information on how the disease
impacts one’s life. This information was integrated into the routine nurse protocol training for the clinical trial. TMA will demonstrate how prospectively integrating this information into home nurses’ training process results in
a better patient clinical trial experience.
9:55 Presentation to be Announced
10:25 Networking Coffee Break
10:55 Chairperson’s Remarks
Neil Weisman, President, Continuum Clinical
11:00 Partnering with Patient Advocacy Groups to Create Meaningful Patient Engagement across the Drug Development Continuum
Christina Román, Senior Community Engagement Manager, Community Partnerships, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Including the patient perspective in drug development can improve study feasibility, reduce burden and ensure that research projects are directed toward questions that matter most to patients. This presentation will highlight innovative and practical
approaches to developing collaborations between patients and the research community at every stage of drug development. In addition, the presentation will describe how patient advocacy groups can create and formalize opportunities for patients
to meaningfully engage in research activities.
11:30 Presentation to be Announced
12:00 pm Transition to Shared Sessions
Neil Weisman, President, Continuum Clinical
12:05 The Connected Patient: A “One Stop Shop” for Trial Information and Data
Megan McBride, MPH, Associate Director, Janssen Clinical Innovation, GCDO, R&D, Janssen, The Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Learn how we are creating a connected experience for trial participants before, during and after the trial where patients can access meaningful information, their individual data to share with their EHR, aggregate study results and provide ongoing
feedback and insights to ensure a better experience for patients, caregivers and the site teams. Explore the possibilities to remain connected via communities to raise awareness around trials. The audience can gain insights as to the ins and outs
of how we managed to create a platform to share data directly with patients– from legal, privacy, regulatory and other key stakeholder hurdles to our vision for broadening the scope of data sharing across industry.
12:35 INTERACTIVE PANEL: Translating Virtual to Reality: Decentralized Trial Transformation
Moderator: Jane Myles, Head, Operational Intelligence and Innovation, Roche
Panelists: Bardia Akbari, PharmD, Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations, Science37
Greg Hersch, PhD, Head, Innovation, Global Development Operations, Novartis
Vice President, Global Clinical Sciences and Delivery TA Head of Oncology, GSK/TESARO
FDA Panelist to be Announced
Our expert panel will include a variety of perspectives and the aim is to provide pragmatic solutions and actionable advice to make virtual trials a realistic option for your study needs. We’ll discuss strategic and tactical needs to help you
determine how to navigate and implement virtual and decentralized options to drive your pipeline goals. Topics to be discussed include:
- Discuss the settings for virtual trials and help define best fit options for study needs.
- How and when does the regulatory strategy get set to enable a successful filing?
- What are the challenges to drive both site and patient participation in virtual trials?
- What are the timeline and cost differences in planning for and executing virtual trial components?
- What are the key lessons learned from those who have been early adopters and champions?
1:05 Transition to Lunch
1:10 SCOPE Send Off Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)
1:40 Closing Remarks
1:45 SCOPE Summit 2020 Adjourns
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