Clinical Innovation Partnerships 2019

11 - 12 September, 2019

Hotel Palace, Berlin

44 (0) 20 7368 9836

Catherine Mela, Head of Clinical Sample Science at AstraZeneca
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Catherine Mela


Head of Clinical Sample Science
AstraZeneca

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Catherine.

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Conference day two – Thursday 12 September 2019

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019


9:00 AM OPENING KEYNOTE - Modernising your clinical trials: How can you change your organisational structure to focus on real world evidence, remove barriers and deliver studies faster?

• How do you need to change your organisational structure to achieve modernisation?
• How can you convince regulators to have seamless evidence generation leading to real world evidence faster?
• How will vendors (central labs specifically) need to modernize to come with pharma on this journey?
• How will a new org structure remove barriers?

12:20 PM DRILL DOWN ROUND TABLES - How can you use clinical trials technologies to reduce trial time and costs, improve quality and provide a better patient experience?


1.       eTMF  Jeff Pilot, Senior Clinical Project Manager, Norgine
2.       Clinical Trials Platforms
3.       Translations
4.       Virtual Clinical Trials Raphaele Mary, Former Director of Capability & Strategy - Central Clinical Services, BMS
5.       Data
6.       AI & Blockchain
7.       ePRO
8.       eCRF
9.       CTMS
10.   IRS Almac (representative to be confirmed)
11.   Innovation Partnerships & Patient Engagement Catherine Mela, Director Clinical Sample & Bioanalytical Sciences, AstraZeneca
12.   Procurement

4:40 PM OXFORD STYLE DEBATE - Risk-sharing models are the best way to lower trial costs – FOR & AGAINST

FOR – 
•What are the benefits of new risk sharing relationship management models?
•How you can get more out of your CRO within a more flexible, mature and collaborative relationship?
AGAINST –
•How can you maintain regulatory compliance and appropriate oversight within a risk-sharing relationship? 
•What negative financial impact might affect pharma’s ability to research and produce new drugs?

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