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Wednesday, June 29 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#331: Applying Design Thinking to Clinical Development: Human-Centered Approaches to Improve Quality and Efficiency

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Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Workshop
Level: Intermediate

In this fast-paced, highly interactive session, we will:

• Provide participants with a basic overview and vocabulary for human-centered design methodology through a brief didactic presentation;

• Through brief case studies, communicate examples of how human-centered design methods have been utilized by clinical development R&D organizations via a pharmaceutical industry consortia and by individual pharmaceutical companies to progress challenges and initiatives;

• Stage an interactive dialogue amongst participants on challenges and considerations specific to clinical development when integrating design thinking methods into areas of opportunity for improved efficiency and quality outcomes.

Participants will be challenged to rapidly learn the basic concepts of human-centered design, integrate their subject matter expertise to identify potential challenges and past analogous experiences, and develop creative solutions to using human-centered design as a catalyst for improving how industry solves common challenges in clinical development. Having achieved the above objectives, participants will leave with take-away materials to facilitate immediate integration of design thinking methods into their respective projects and initiatives.

This session is coordinated with “Design Thinking to Redesign the Clinical Trial Business Model and Improve Efficiency and Quality of Clinical Trials” (Wednesday, 10:30-11:00 am, Track 11).

**Due to session format, seating will be limited to 50 participants and available on a first come, first served basis. Once all seats are occupied, DIA will be required to close the session, and no more participants will be admitted. Interested attendees are encouraged to arrive early in order to ensure seating.

Learning Objectives

Identify areas where human-centric design approaches have or could be leveraged within clinical research to progress challenges and initiatives; Explain strategies for avoiding or overcoming common challenges to introducing design thinking methods into research organizations; Build a network of like-minded professionals who are interested and/or active in using design thinking in their projects and initiatives within clinical research and development.

Chair

Dennis Salotti, MBA, MS

Speaker

Facilitator
Steven B. Whittaker

Facilitator
JoAnn Muir



Chair
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Dennis Salotti

Vice President, Operations, The Avoca Group
Dennis Salotti is Vice President of Operations at The Avoca Group and leads the strategy and execution of Avoca’s industry-leading research practice and Diligent™, the clinical research industry’s first centralized platform for clinical service provider prequalification. Mr... Read More →

Speakers
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JoAnn Muir

Global Head Franchise Quality Assurance, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
JoAnn Muir is Global Head Quality Assurance/Vendor Oversight at Novartis. JoAnn has 20 years’ experience in clinical research and has spent her career in clinical trial management, drug development, and quality assurance. She supports clinical teams by providing regulatory compliance... Read More →
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Steven Whittaker

Executive Director, Quality Consortium, The Avoca Group
Steven Whittaker, Executive Director, Avoca Quality Consortium (retired from Eli Lilly and Co.) , consults for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and CRO industries, providing expertise in project management, pharmaceutical development, clinical development, outsourcing strategies and execution... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA