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Monday, June 24 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
#109: When Disaster Strikes: Developing a Proactive Plan to Address Challenges Brought on by Large Scale Natural Disasters

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-536-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

We are faced with many challenges in drug development and clinical trial continuity, one that we must all be prepared for is how to manage your trial and team in the face of a natural disaster. Often we do not think about this until disaster strikes.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the importance of having a natural disaster management plan; Describe factors to consider when developing a natural disaster management plan; Identify key aspects of staff, site and patient support and how to be proactive and reactive in face of a natural disaster.


Mark Summers


Jennifer Sheller, MPH

Raymond Policare, MPH


Jennifer Sheller

Regional Head, NA, Global Clinical Trial Operations, Merck & Co, Inc.
Jennifer Sheller joined Merck in 2017 as an Associate Vice President and the North America Regional Head of Global Clinical Trials Organization. In this role she is responsible for all aspects of Merck Research Laboratories clinical trial operations in the United States and Canada... Read More →
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Mark Summers

President, Patient Engagement Division, WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG)
Mark Summers currently serves as President of the Patient Engagement Division at WCG, a division which includes all business units within WCG that provide services that directly interface with patients. Prior to his role at WCG he founded ThreeWire, Inc., a patient recruitment, enrollment... Read More →

Raymond Policare

Senior Director, Clinical Operations, PRA

Monday June 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 10 San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA