October 20, 2015

DrugDev and Customers Promote Adoption of Modern Technology to Improve Clinical Trials at Pharmaceutical Industry Conferences in Q4

  • Patient Recruitment and Retention Summit (Boston, October 21-22) – During an “Ask the Experts” segment, DrugDev Vice President of Business Development Cameron Snider will moderate a panel on new strategies and techniques to attract and engage patients. Panelists include Kelly McKee, Associate Director Clinical Research, Global Trial Optimization, Merck; Suzan Johnson, Director Global Clinical Operations, Janssen; Heather Di Benedetto, Global Head Clinical Operations OTM, Novartis; and, Mary Stober Murray, Associate Director Advocacy at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
  • European Site Solutions Summit (Nice, France, November 2-3) – DrugDev thought leaders will participate on three expert panels: “Feasibility: Getting Selected from the Start” (Claire Sears, PhD, Director of Investigator Engagement); “The Devil Is in the Detail: The Fine Print of the Contract” (Kirsty Kwiatkowski, SiteStart Director); and “How Do You Build Your Study Budget? Hidden Costs; Exposing the Realities” (Stewart Mackie, Vice President Payments, EMEA and AP).
  • 13th Annual Strategic Resource Management Conference (Philadelphia, November 2-4) – DrugDev Chief Commercial Officer Brett Kleger will participate in the panel “Leveraging Private-Public Partnerships and Alternative Business Models to Drive Innovation in Global Health,” along with Alexandre Portet, MBA, Deputy Director, Strategy, Planning & Management, Global Health R&D, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and, Chandra Ramanathan, Global Program Head, External Innovation – Life Sciences, Bayer AG. Also at the conference, Kleger will participate in the panel “Translating Innovation into Customer Value: Culture, Partnerships and Pipeline Impact.”

Earlier this month, DrugDev Vice President Kevin Williams and Contract Manager Becky Arch presented a Master Workshop, “An Insider’s Guide to Faster Site Activation and Cash Flow” at the SCRS Site Solutions Summit in Florida; and, JoAnn Ulmer, Contract Manager for DrugDev, contributed as a panelist to “The Budget Conundrum” at the MAGI West conference.

DrugDev believes industry-wide collaboration (including at key industry conferences) is essential to drive the necessary transformation in clinical research. Learn more about how DrugDev technology enables sponsors, CROs and sites to Do More Trials at

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