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Monday, June 27 • 8:30am - 9:30am
#106: Fostering a Partnership to Advance Innovation: Niche Service Leads to Breakthrough in Patient Recruitment and Retention Challenges

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Patient recruitment and retention remains the Achilles heel of clinical trials. An innovative service model involving traveling nurses to conduct at-home or alternate site study visits has gained traction over the past years. While only a handful of global providers of ambulant care services are available, sponsors of all sizes and locations have been forming partnerships with these organizations to accelerate their development timelines by fostering patient-centric services to enhance patient recruitment and retention. We will explore how a large pharmaceutical company is driving innovation through its corporate silos. We will also explore how this innovative ambulant care service model was incorporated into specific studies and how the resulting benefits benefited all stakeholders including patient, investigator, sponsor, and consumer.

Learning Objectives

Identify three keys factors when selecting strategic partners; Articulate the cornerstones to a successful partnership; Describe the hurdles when changing culture and advancing innovation.


Gail Adinamis


Breaking Through Corporate Silos to Promote Innovation
Denisa McKnight, MSc

Matt Dobson

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Gail Adinamis

CEO, GlobalCare Clinical Trials, LLC
Ms Adinamis has >35 yrs of global clinical trials experience including tenures at Abbott and Astellas. She established & headed clinical trials divisions for 3 national home infusion companies then started an independent ambulant care service company for clinical trials in 2004 where... Read More →

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Matt Dobson

Patient Recruitment Strategist, Roche Products Ltd.
Matt has 20 years Pharma experience, working in small, med and large size pharma companies working on Phase II & III trials across a variety of different disease areas. Starting his career as a CRA he went on to hold positions in Clinical Operations Management, Feasibility and Patient... Read More →
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Denisa McKnight

Patient Engagement and Media, Roche Products Limited
Denisa McKnight has >10 yrs of experience in the pharma industry covering a broad range of areas, including all lifecycles of clinical development, research and academia. She currently works at Roche where she is leading Patient Engagement & Media global category implementing innovative... Read More →

Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
112AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
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