Dr. Michael Rosenberg, CEO of full-service contract research organization (CRO) Health Decisions, will explore adaptive techniques for ensuring timely enrollment of clinical studies at the first annual Achieving Operational Efficiency in Clinical Trials conference, held October 6 – 7, 2010 in Brussels, Belgium.
Entitled “Adaptive Enrollment: Outlining ways to prevent delays and trial setbacks by managing with real-time information during the study,” Dr. Rosenberg’s presentation will include the following topics:
• Understanding why enrollment is the critical factor in determining study success and why it is such a pervasive challenge;
• Defining systems and information types needed to effectively and efficiently manage a trial in real time;
• Identifying opportunities to improve on-time enrollment statistics from the current 10 percent industry standard to 80 percent;
• Assessing ‘agile enrollment’ vs. current ‘best practices’ to uncover novel adaptive solutions;
• Using performance metrics to continuously track site-specific limitations and quickly resolve recruitment setbacks;
• Uncovering the ways in which adaptive monitoring can optimize patient retention.
“Adaptive design is steadily gaining credibility in the drug and device development industries, but its core principles are just as impactful when applied to study operations, if not more so,” said Dr. Rosenberg. “This is especially true for patient enrollment, regardless of study size, complexity, or therapeutic area. By leveraging timely flows of key information to continuously improve the operational variables driving enrollment, setbacks can be avoided or surmounted, resulting in faster, more efficient studies with more reliable outcomes.”
To learn more about adaptive enrollment and the topics discussed in Dr. Rosenberg’s presentation, you can download a free white paper from Health Decisions, Ten Steps to Faster Enrollment at the URL accompanying this press release.
“Adaptive Enrollment” takes place Thursday, October 7 at 15:30 (3:30 pm) CET, initiating the portion of the conference dedicated to anticipating the surge in adaptive design use and assessing the implications of operational efficiency.
Achieving Operational Efficiency in Clinical Trials was developed to bring clinical operations executives together to explore the newest and best solutions to today’s operational challenges and to provide heightened perspective about strategies that work. The conference’s first-ever meeting will be held at the Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie in Brussels, Belgium October 6 – 7, 2010. The full event program is available online at the Achieving Operational Efficiency in Clinical Trials website.
About Health Decisions
Health Decisions (healthdec.com) is a global clinical research organization (CRO) committed to helping drug and device companies achieve greater success. Our sponsors rely on us to help them prove the value of their pipelines both faster and with the smartest possible allocation of funds. Through Agile Clinical Development—a strategic combination of adaptive design and adaptive operations—Health Decisions optimizes every facet of clinical research from design protocol to the most detailed day-to-day management, so sponsors can make the most of competitive market opportunities.
Health Decisions is headquartered in Durham, NC, with over twenty years of experience helping sponsors achieve success in Phase I-IV trials across all major therapy areas. For more information, please visit the company's website at the URL accompanying this press release.
About About Achieving Operational Efficiency in Clinical Trials
Achieving Operational Efficiency in Clinical Trials provides a forum for clinical operations executives to learn the newest and best solutions to the top operational challenges being faced today, including the optimization of patient recruitment, partnerships, study design and quality. Through practical case studies, expert-led roundtable discussions, and extensive networking opportunities, the event presents an opportunity for sponsors and CROs to gain heightened perspectives about successful strategies for producing better results whilst becoming more efficient.
The first annual conference will be held Wednesday 6 – Thursday 7 October 2010 in Brussels, Belgium at Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie. For more information, please visit the conference website.