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Monday, June 27

8:30am EDT

#102: Digital Health Debate
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The Digital Debate will bring together expert representatives from sponsor, site, CRO and marketing perspectives to debate the merits of digital media for patient recruitment and retention. We will discuss the challenges and optimal scenarios for utilizing digital channels to recruit patients.

Learning Objectives

Discuss insights from sponsors, CROs, and sites on their past and planned use of digital media for patient recruitment; Describe the challenges faced in implementing digital media for patient recruitment; Address issues in coordinating digital media campaigns among the entities and in integrating digital with traditional campaigns; Identify possible methods to overcome organizational barriers to effectively implement digital campaigns for patient recruitment.


Nariman Nasser


Move from Pilot to Platform: Four Strategies to Enable Digital Health Approaches to Scale in Research Programs
John Reites

mHealth in Clinical Research and Development: Is It All Hype?
Brett Villagrand

Site Perspective
Joshua R. Korzenik, MD

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Nariman Nasser

Digital Strategist, Operational Intelligence and Innovation, Roche
Nariman Nasser is Digital Strategist of Operational Intelligence and Innovation at Roche/Genentech. She previously was the Senior Director of Participant Recruitment & Study Management Services at UCSF's Clinical & Translational Science Institute. Ms. Nasser’s prior experience also... Read More →


Joshua Korzenik

Director, Crohn's and Colitis Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital
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John Reites

Senior Director, Head of Digital Health Acceleration, Quintiles Inc.
As the Head of Digital Health Acceleration, John Reites is focused on partnering and executing digital health innovation programs with biopharmaceutical companies, established innovators, start-ups and VC firms. Mr. Reites is a speaker and author of various publications, providing... Read More →
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Brett Villagrand

Principal, Carethings
Brett’s passion is for how innovation in technology can impact outcomes for patients. Most of his career was with Pharmaceutical companies Novartis and Genentech in product development and marketing roles. Until recently, was hired as an industry subject matter expert at Oracle... Read More →

Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
113A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 01: Clinical Operations, Forum
Tuesday, June 28

2:00pm EDT

#239: Cloud Compliance: Clinical Software Challenges and Vendor Auditor Views
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Symposium
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

We will share practical experience and tips for addressing the compliance challenges for clinical solutions using cloud technology and auditing vendors of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services. Benefits, challenges, and possible remediation are discussed.

Learning Objectives

Identify infrastructure issues related to data integrity and system security for SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS services; Discuss audit compliance issues related to cloud based software solutions; Identify how to check for critical quality evidence based on 50+ audits of IT suppliers.


Teri Stokes, PhD, MS, MT


Software as a Service (SaaS) and Cloud Provider Qualification: An Auditor's Perspective
Calvin H Kim, MS

Maintaining the Validation Status of Software as a Service (SaaS) in a Regulated Environment
Anu Virkar

Are You Cloud Compliant? Practical Considerations for Managing Clinical Data in the Cloud
Srinivas Karri, MSc

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Teri Stokes

Director, Quality Assurance Compliance, Cytel Inc.
Dr. Stokes worked 11 years as a Medical Technologist in hospital, research, and central medical laboratories. Then 16 years at Digital Equipment Corporatin (DEC) first in the Large Computer Group, second in the Laboratory Data Products Group, and finally at DEC in Basel, Switzerland... Read More →

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Srinivas Karri

Senior Director, Clinical Warehousing Cloud Strategy, Oracle Corporation
As an industry strategy lead for clinical data cloud based applications, I help identify, define and create new services to support management of clinical data using cloud based technologies and capabilities. I have over 20 years experience with developing, implementing, selling and... Read More →
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Calvin Kim

Senior GxP IT Auditor, Bayer
Calvin is a seasoned IT auditor with over 20 years of experience in various sectors of GxP regulated industries. As a core member of a global QA organization responsible for quality oversight and regulatory compliance assessment of computerized systems (CS) and technologies used in... Read More →
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Anu Virkar

Vice President, Quality and Compliance, eClinical, IBM Watson Health
Anu Virkar, MS, MA, PMP is the VP of Q&C. Anu has been in the SQA field for over 23 years, & has focused on clinical trial mgmt and Med device industry for over 15 yrs. She has extensive experience in software QA, SDLC, project mgmt as well as policy development, implementation. She... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
201C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 07: Tech/Data/ Records/Subs, Symposium

4:00pm EDT

#257: Mobile Apps for Clinical Trials: DIY or AMAZON Strategy? When to Build, When to Buy
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-514-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The use of apps every day is a way of life, but in biopharmaceutical companies, teams struggle with how and when to use them. We will share DIY (build in house) and Amazon (off the shelf) case studies, their outcomes, and learnings.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the current landscape of clinical trial apps and health apps; Explain user adoption and outputs from use of mobile apps in trials; Describe cases from two companies who have built apps in-house or bought “off the shelf” apps for use in clinical trials, including successes and challenges in implementation, adoption and execution.


Jane E. Myles, MS


Implementing Mobile Technology from the Site Perspective
James Kremidas

Build, Inspire, or Spin Off: Case Studies on Tech Develoment in Clinical Research
Joseph Kim

Own or Lease: Lessons Learned from a Platform Owner
Jeffrey Lee, MBA

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Jane Myles

Head, Decentralized Trials Implementation, Covance
Jane is driving the global impmenentation of decentralized trials at Covance with a team of tech and trial experts. She is the Founder of JemTech consulting and the former Head, Operational Intelligence and Innovation for Roche, working at Genentech. Her passion is driving innovation... Read More →

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Joseph Kim

Senior Advisor, Clinical Innovation, Eli Lilly and Company
Joseph Kim serves as a Senior Advisor in Clinical Innovation at Lilly, focusing on innovative patient engagement solutions. He has spent over 17 years in the Pharma industry, recognized as one of “Top 100 individuals on the 2015 MedicineMakers Power List, and “20 Innovators Changing... Read More →
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James Kremidas

Executive Director, Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)
Jim Kremidas is Executive Director for ACRP, a not-for-profit association that represents the clinical research enterprise. He was Senior Vice President, Patient Recruitment, at two different large CROs for over six years where he and his team were responsible for developing and implementing... Read More →
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Jeffrey Lee

Chief Executive Officer, mProve Health
Jeff is Founder of mProve Health, his 4th entrepreneurial venture. After a decade of experience in the mobile industry, with clients ranging from HBO/Disney/Fox to Barack Obama, Mr Lee formed mProve to leverage mobile technologies in the clinical research field. Omniscience has risen... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
113A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 01: Clinical Operations, Session