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Tuesday, June 25 • 10:30am - 11:30am
#235: Walking the Talk: Using Home Nursing as a Patient-Centric Service in Clinical Trials - From Multiple Perspectives

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-595-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

This session examines the use of home trial support services from the perspectives of the study sponsor, CRO partner and the potential patient participant. During this session we will discuss the logistics of home trial support, its benefits and pitfalls, when it is most appropriate to use and the patient perception of the service and how it may affect their willingness to participate.

Learning Objectives

Describe the benefits of use of home nursing (specifically, home trial support) in clinical trials from the sponsor, CRO and patient perspectives; Identify barriers to implementation of home trial support; Discuss scenarios where the greatest return on investment for home trial support is realized.


Ellyn Getz


Academic Perspective
Ellyn Getz

Industry Perspective
Todd McGrath

Study Sponsor Perspective
Nour Ziyadeh, MS

Patient Perspective
Mary Koestler

CRO Perspective
Kelly Franchetti, RN


Mary Koestler

Assistant Professor, Clinical Trials Adminstrator, Memory and Aging Center, University of California San Francisco
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Nour Ziyadeh

Clinical Trial Oversight Lead, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Nour Ziyadeh is a Clinical Trial Oversight Lead ensuring compliance for Alnylam’s outsourced clinical trials. She has 15 + years of industry experience including third party auditing for the FDA, CRO , SMO and Pharma. She has held roles including Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical... Read More →
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Kelly Franchetti

Vice President, Global Head Patient Insights and Engagement, ICON plc
Kelly Franchetti has a diverse background comprised of nursing, patient advocacy and clinical research. This broad range of experiences gives her a unique view of patients’ and caregiver’s perspectives in the realm of disease management and treatment. As a critical care nurse... Read More →
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Ellyn Getz

Associate Director, Development and Community Engagement, CISCRP
Ellyn Getz is the Associate Director of Development and Community Engagement at CISCRP. She is responsible for directing CISCRP’s educational and outreach initiatives, including AWARE for All: Clinical Research Education Days, MT Pharmacy and Journey to Better Health mobile experiential... Read More →

Todd McGrath

Vice President Operations A/O, Medical Research Network
Todd has over 15 years' experience in the clinical trial and life science industry; beginning his career in pharmaceutical and biotech consulting and then holding operational positions at a clinical research organization. As Vice President Operations Americas Oceania at MRN, Todd... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 11B San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA