Online workshop:
Best Methods to Optimize Clinical Trial Processes


Best Methods to Optimize Clinical Trial Processes

New solutions are by rule expected to improve efficiency and/or efficacy of clinical research. Ever experienced that instead of improving the process, it was costing even more time and/or resulted in quality issues due to increased complexity? 

If you google for clinical process optimization, you get lots of links and suggestions to tools and methods. But to assess the real added value of these, you need to go through a thorough process to get the specific requirements for your specific situation. What for one company works may not work for another. The size and also the management choices and culture matters in this. In this workshop we will discuss all these aspects and more.

We will handle:
    – often faced problems when new solutions are implemented,
    – where to start your optimization process and
    – the pros and drawbacks for potential new and often considered solutions in our industry. 

We will mention potential tools and methods that can be beneficial in the process like Lean and TOGAF methods. In addition, our guest speaker and psychologist Aart Brezet of Drives@Work will talk about stakeholder involvement and management using appreciative inquiry and appreciative leadership.
Finally we will discuss pros and drawbacks of frequently mentioned solutions in our industry like:
    – End to End automation
    – Automated data flow via APIs
    – Robot Process Automation
    – Maintaining template repositories
    – Centralized data repositories and linkage
    – Continuous process monitoring
    – AI / ML in clinical research.
In interactive breakout sessions we will discuss aspects of ‘good’ solutions and how to maximize employee involvement and use their fullest potential.

This inspiring and interactive workshop will be online and live via zoom on Thursday 4 November, 16:00-18:00 CET / 10:00-12:00 EST. The content of the workshops is provided for free. However, we ask a small fee of € 25,- (including VAT) for registration and administration. This also assures a dedicated audience during the workshop. You can register for this workshop via the Register button below. 

About the trainer(s):

Andy Richardson is a pharmacologist by original training and has worked in the pharmaceutical and CRO sectors for many years. His key interests are in the area of clinical trial operational efficiency and he has experience supporting projects across all phases of the study lifecycle in the areas of data management, statistical programming, standards, computer systems validation and systems implementation. He co-leads the PHUSE Emerging Trends and Technology workgroup and is a key contributor to the PHUSE KPI project.

Berber Snoeijer graduated in biomedical sciences at Leiden university in 1996 and started in clinical research in 1997.  During her career she has been the owner of a data driven CRO, set-up several different quality systems and improved processes as a manager and consultant. For efficient processes and use of the data, she experienced and used the skills of technical (software and database) engineering, process engineering and improving efficient utilization and interactions of people.
Nowadays, as the owner of ClinLine, she uses these skills and her knowledge to assess, design and improve business solutions and processes for clients on smaller and larger scale.
Berber is an experienced manager, data engineer/scientist and SAS programmer/designer. She followed several dedicated training courses including TOGAF and Lean Green Belt. In addition, she has extensive knowledge of the use and implementation of Real World Data solutions and digitization.