Breakout Session I

Breakout Session Options:

  • Leverage Data For Enhanced Oncology Trial Opportunities
  • Communication Mastery & Administrative Efficiency
  • Tech-Driven Strategies For Site Excellence
  • Roadmaps For Integrating Novel Therapies (Presented by PPD)
  • Building Bridges To Enhance Inclusive Trial Participation


Leverage Data For Enhanced Oncology Trial Opportunities
*Business Development

Data has emerged as a potent tool that can empower oncology sites to secure more clinical trial opportunities with sponsors and CROs. Learn how to leverage data to excel in data-driven enrollment performance, match potential research opportunities and streamline operations. Gain insights into the expectations of sponsors and CROs and how effective data utilization can make your site more attractive for research partnerships.

Courtney Dean Alexander, CCRC, ACRP-PM
, Senior Operations Manager and Project Manager, Centricity Research

Cecile Gonzalez-Cerimele, Sr. Director Diversity & Inclusion in Clinical Trials, Lilly
Kim Nguyen,
Assistant Director, Regulatory Affairs, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Keith Wright, MBA, CCRP,
Director of Industry Strategy, KOL, Florence Healthcare


Communication Mastery & Administrative Efficiency
*Site Operations

Explore solutions to address the pressing challenges posed by communication overload and administrative burdens within oncology clinical research. This session will share best practices and collaborative approaches to enhance communication between sponsors and research sites. Hear real-world examples of successful initiatives that are streamlining administrative processes, allowing your staff to focus more on core responsibilities.

Deena Bernstein, MHS,
Founder, Amplified Clinical Research

Piotr Sawicki, MSc, Head of Clinical Trials Department, Oncology, Luxmed
Jess Thompson, MS, PMP,
Founder, CEO, ACRPM 
Erinne Wasalski, MSHS, ACRP-CP®, ACRP-PM, Global Head Regional Site Engagement, Daiichi Sankyo 


Tech-Driven Strategies For Site Excellence 

Join us to explore how cutting-edge technology solutions have propelled research centers to success. Gain insights into the practical applications of cost-effective tech tools in daily research operations. Engage in discussions centered around forging collaborative partnership between sponsors and research sites, fostering interoperability, and elevating the clinical trial ecosystem.

Nathan Levens,
Vice President of Product Strategy, Head of Quality Management, RealTime Software Solutions

Mazhar Jaffry, MBA, MHA, MBBS,
President/CEO, Revival Research Institute, LLC
Samir Jain,
Sr. Director, Product Management, EHR Solutions, Medidata Solutions
Nadina Jose, MD,
Assistant Professor, MS Clinical Research Management, Rutgers Health


Roadmaps For Integrating Novel Therapies (Presented by PPD)
*Pipeline Roadmap

Join PPD to uncover the cutting-edge methods, molecules and technologies that are revolutionizing cancer therapy. Expert panelists will explore essential considerations in oncology research operations, technology adoption, human resources management, and financial strategies for sites.

Sofie Vanderplaetsen, Executive Director, Biopharma Business Segment Lead, PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific

Elizabeth Johnson, PhD, MS-CRM, RN,
Assistant Professor, Co-Director of the Biomedical Innovation for Research and Development Hub, Montana State University
Kim Watanabe, PhD, Executive Director, Cell and Gene Therapy Pillar Head, Hematology/Oncology, PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
Meriam Djemai Zoghlache, PharmD, 
Executive Director, Early Development Pillar Head, Hematology/Oncology, PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific


Building Bridges To Enhance Inclusive Trial Participation

Explore innovative approaches and resources aimed at improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in oncology clinical trials. We will focus on empowering oncology research sites to connect with diverse populations and leverage available resources effectively. Our expert speakers will delve into the critical role of patient advocacy groups, hospitals, and other organizations in driving increased trial participation.

Karri Venn, Vice President, Site Advocacy and Mentorship, SCRS

Leia Cruz, Clinical Program Director, Genentech
Michelle Ouelette, Director, Patient Powered Medicine, Syneos Health


Location: See App for Room Location Date: April 10, 2024 Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm