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Wednesday, June 26 • 8:00am - 9:15am
#303: Disruptive Technology Transforming Clinical Trials: The Case for Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Mobile Tech/Wearables

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-659-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and mobile devices are all disruptive technologies that promise to transform research. Expert panelists will discuss each technology and its current and future relevance to research.

Learning Objectives

Describe the way disruptive technologies including artificial intelligence and machine learning, bockchain and mobile/wearables can be applied to clinical research; Discuss examples and case studies of how these technologies are currently being used in clinical research; Analyze which of these technologies offer the most potential benefit to clinical research.


Sam Anwar


Industry Perspective on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Jeffrey Blaine Smith, MS, PMP

Understanding the Promise, Risk, and Requirements for Using Blockchain Technology in Clinical Trials
Karin Beckstrom

Mobile Tech and Wearables
Joseph Dustin

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Karin Beckstrom

Innovation Lab, ERT
Karin Beckstrom is responsible for discovering common ground among technologists, scientists and clinical trial leaders, transforming ideas into solutions that enhance the patient and investigator experience during clinical trials. She has over 20 years’ experience driving software... Read More →
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Sam Anwar

Chief Technology Officer, eClinical Solutions
I have spent that past 20 years of my career in leveraging cutting edge technologies to revolutionize clinical trials. In my current role as CTO at eClinical Solutions, I harness the power of software development, big data, AI and machine learning to help advance the technology innovations... Read More →

Joseph Dustin

Solutions Director, Mobile Health / eCOA, Medidata Solutions
Since 2002, I have been immersed in the world of eClinical. I came in as the new guy, with new ideas, and new perspectives in an industry that still needs help when using technology to facilitate clinical research. Past companies include Medidata, CRF Health, and etrials. www.joedustin.com... Read More →

Jeffrey Smith

Senior Director, Analyst, GARTNER
Jeffrey Smith is a Senior Director Analyst on Gartner's Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Research team. Mr. Smith's research is focused on clinical development activities within pharmaceutical and medical device companies, helping CIOs and R&D IT leaders to better navigate strategic... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 11A San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
  • Level Intermediate
  • Featured Topics Artificial Intelligence
  • Credit Type ACPE, CME, IACET, RN
  • Tags Forum