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Wednesday, June 26 • 8:00am - 9:15am
#311: Improving Trial Quality by Better Preparing Site Teams

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Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-652-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This session will describe new CTTI recommendations that provide a pathway for: Implementing a more efficient and effective means of investigator qualification, determining whether a site team is a good fit for a particular protocol, and improving the understanding of how to apply GCP principles to the conduct of clinical trials.

Learning Objectives

Identify the limitations of current approaches to preparing investigators for conducting clinical trials; Describe strategies for eliminating the distinction between the “qualifying” and “preparing” investigators; Implement actionable recommendations to support a more fit-for-purpose, risk-based, and streamlined approach to investigator requirements.


Sabrina Comic-Savic, MD, MPH


Christine Marie Hildebrand

Jimmy Bechtel

Industry Update
Janette Sylvia Panhuis, BSN, MBA, RN

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Jimmy Bechtel

Senior Project Manager, Society For Clinical Research Sites (SCRS)
Jimmy brings experience from both the site and sponsor sides of the clinical research industry to his critical role with SCRS. Jimmy provided a variety of support within the site spectrum as a data specialist, patient recruiter and operations manager. On the pharma side where he worked... Read More →
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Christine Hildebrand

Physician Assistant, Sub-Investigator, Clinical Operations Lead, Amici
My name is Christine M. Hildebrand. I am a certified Physician Assistant and have been a clinical researcher and Sub Investigator for over 12 years. I received my undergraduate degree in Health and Nutrition Science from Brooklyn College and I trained at SUNY Downstate Medical Center... Read More →
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Janette Panhuis

Chief Operating Officer, Population Health Research Institute
Janette Panhuis is the Chief Operating Officer of Population Health Research Institute (McMaster) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ms. Panhuis joined PHRI in 2009 as the Director, Quality Assurance responsible for Quality Systems. Janette brings over 20 years of pharmaceutical research... Read More →
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Veronica Todaro

Chief Operating Officer, Parkinson's Foundation
Veronica (Ronnie) Todaro, M.P.H., has led the national programs of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) since joining the organization in 2004. In this role, she has pioneered national programs focused on patient engagement both at PDF and in the broader community. She has advocated... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Room 17AB San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
  08: R-D Quality-Compliance, Session
  • Level Advanced
  • Featured Topics Student Programming
  • Credit Type ACPE, CME, IACET, RN
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