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02: ClinTrials -ClinOps [clear filter]
Sunday, June 23
 

9:00am

SC27: #27: eCOA 101: The What, Why, and How of eCOA to Reduce Barriers to Adoption in Clinical Studies
Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 3.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-19-507-L04-P; CME 3.25; IACET 3.25; RN 3.25

Evidence suggests that capturing clinical outcome assessment data electronically (eCOA) has many benefits over paper. However, barriers to adoption still remain. Poor adoption is in part attributable to unfamiliarity with benefits, but also poor experiences during study start-up, absence of clear expectations among sponsors and vendors, and misalignment among all stakeholders. This is also an area where no formal training exists for sponsors or eCOA providers. This short course is designed to introduce participants to key eCOA topics including:
  • Benefits of and barriers to eCOA adoption
  • Regulatory guidance applicable to eCOA vendors
  • Key measurement science and design principles applicable when using eCOA
  • Considerations when choosing a solution for your study based on study design and patient population
  • Start-up processes and considerations for migrating from paper to electronic modes of data collection, developing specification documents, and conducting user acceptance testing
  • Role of sponsors and sites in the trial technology implementation process and in optimizing quality of data collected with eCOA
  • Best practice recommendations for training site staff and study subjects on eCOA data collection in clinical trials
  • Considerations for the use of bring your own device (BYOD) in clinical trials
The interactive short course, created in collaboration with the Critical Path Institute’s ePRO Consortium, will provide real world examples and case studies including challenges and proposed solutions for the audience to work through in small groups.
An additional registration fee is required for all preconference short courses. Back to DIA 2019 Short Courses

Who should attend?

This short course is designed for individuals in the clinical operations, digital technologies, procurement, clinical science or outcomes research areas at pharmaceutical companies who are considering collection of eCOA data or evaluating eCOA technology providers for their clinical studies. eCOA provider staff and developers new to the field would also benefit from this course.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Review benefits and challenges of capturing eCOA data in clinical trials;
  • Identify measurement science principles applicable to eCOA data capture and considerations for measurement comparability;
  • Discuss roles and responsibilities of eCOA providers, sponsors and sites in the implementation/deployment of clinical trials collecting electronic COA data.



Speakers
avatar for Paul O'Donohoe

Paul O'Donohoe

Scientific Lead, eCOA and Mobile Health, Medidata Solutions
Paul O’Donohoe is Scientific Lead, eCOA and Mobile Health at Medidata Solutions, a clinical software platform provider. He is responsible for developing the company's scientific expertise for electronic clinical outcome assessments and mobile health in clinical trials, and supports... Read More →
avatar for Susan Vallow

Susan Vallow

Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Worldwide Clinical Trials
Susan Vallow, VP, Patient Centered Outcomes Strategy, MedAvante-ProPhase, is an experienced outcomes researcher with a specialty in the strategy, development and implementation of PROs. Sue previously was Senior Director & Head, Patient Focused Outcomes at GSK, where she managed the... Read More →
avatar for Patricia DeLong

Patricia DeLong

Manager, Patient-Reported Outcomes, Janssen Global Services, LLC
Patricia (Trish) Shepherd Delong has worked in the PRO and eCOA fields for more than ten years in both contract research and pharmaceutical organizations. She currently holds the role of PRO Process expert within the PRO team at Janssen. In this role Trish represents the PRO functional... Read More →


Sunday June 23, 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm
Room 4 San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

9:00am

SC28: #28: R&D QA Comprehensive Quality Strategy: An Approach to Managing Quality Risks Throughout the Drug Development Lifecycle
Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 3.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-19-508-L04-P; CME 3.25; IACET 3.25; RN 3.25

Quality oversight of drugs throughout the product development lifecycle is complex and crosses many functions, and at times it can be challenging to communicate and manage the quality risks identified along the way. This short course will begin with a brief review of ICH E6 (R2) and the impact to the clinical development enterprise. The group will then examine points to consider regarding the principles and benefits of a quality management framework as a foundation in setting tolerance limits, managing issues, identifying and mitigating risks, and applying analytics as part of quality risk management. Through hands-on experience with hypothetical case studies developed for this course, you will design a proactive approach for the identification and management of quality risks and issues; develop thresholds for triage thereby setting tolerance limits; and experience design trending leading to analytics to identify future signals and risks. You will leave with knowledge and access to materials that will enable you to design a framework for identification and mitigation of quality risks as well as management of issues with tolerance limits which could reside in your own organization’s risk management program.
The instructors will take you through the development of a cross functional quality strategy frame work in an R&D QA organization which, when implemented will proactively identify, manage, and communicate quality risks across the R&D GxP functions throughout drug development lifecycle. Examples will be workshopped to demonstrate how this methodology can help assure confidence in the quality oversight in preparation for submission to regulatory agencies and for inspections. The value of this approach will be shown, revealing the positive impact on drug development and the potential for enhanced relationships with regulatory agencies.
An additional registration fee is required for all preconference short courses. Back to DIA 2019 Short Courses

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the risk process;
  • Design a comprehensive quality strategy to manage risk throughout the drug lifecycle and establish Quality Tolerance Limits and Issue Management;
  • Discuss ways to implement a cross functional quality strategy frame work to identify, manage, and communicate quality risks across the R&D GxP functions.



Speakers
avatar for Victoria Burk

Victoria Burk

Director R&D Quality Assurance, AbbVie, Inc.
Vicki Burk is the R&D Quality Assurance director of Combination Products and Medical Devices at AbbVie. She leads a team responsible for Design Quality Assurance and the R&D Combination Product and Device Quality System. Vicki is also the business process owner for the R&D Comprehensive... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Grebner

Kevin Grebner

Director, Clinical Quality Assurance, AbbVie, Inc.
Kevin Grebner is a director in R&D Quality Assurance at AbbVie. Kevin leads the Program Management team responsible for developing and managing the Clinical QA strategy in support of compounds throughout the development life cycle. In his 32 year career at Abbott/AbbVie, Kevin has... Read More →
avatar for Tim Grey

Tim Grey

Director,R&D Quality Systems, AbbVie, Inc.
Tim Grey joined AbbVie in December 2013. He is currently Director of Research and Development Quality Assurance leading the Quality Systems and Support Services team. Tim has spent his career developing, applying, and implementing quality systems principles across the GxP product... Read More →


Sunday June 23, 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm
Room 6D San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

1:30pm

SC34: #34: Implementing a Risk-Based Monitoring Solution: Understanding the Basics of a Sustainable Model
Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 3.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-513-L04-P; CME 3.25; IACET 3.25; RN 3.25

The current clinical trial climate demands that sponsors find ways to reduce clinical trial complexity, drug development costs, and get more value from R&D budgets. Risk-based monitoring (RBM) allows organizations to target site monitoring activities for which risks can be best managed and deliver the greatest benefit to the study, and to become more effective and efficient in using resources, while increasing quality and patient safety. Participating TransCelerate Member Companies came together in 2012 to establish a model approach to high-quality RBM. To date, this effort has published a position paper on risk based monitoring, as well as several articles focused on sharing advancements, best practices and lessons learned from member companies adoption experience, all of which are publicly available. This short course, will define core concepts and main principles of the methodology, share key tools and discuss their use, share experiences and lessons learned, and address important questions about RBM and its implementation. An additional registration fee is required for all preconference short courses. Back to DIA 2019 Short Courses

Who should attend?

This short course is designed for professionals involved with clinical and data operations.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this short course, participants should be able to:
  • Define core concepts and main principles of the TransCelerate risk-based monitoring (RBM) methodology;
  • Discuss the use of key tools in the RBM process;
  • Identify common challenges with effective monitoring and discuss how they can be addressed through appropriate use of the RBM methodology.



Speakers
avatar for Barbara Suarez

Barbara Suarez

Director, Clinical Study Support, GlaxoSmithKline
Barbara A. Suarez, M.S., Director of Clinical Study Support for the US Local Operating Company at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. Over the course of 20 years within the industry, Barbara has served in diverse roles of increased responsibilities within Clinical Operations. Since 2013... Read More →
avatar for Rodrigo Perez

Rodrigo Perez

CSU Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) Business Lead, Sanofi
Rodrigo Perez, based in Mexico City, has more than 12 years of experience in clinical research working for Sanofi’s Clinical Study Unit (CSU) in different roles (CRA, Study Manager, and Operations Manager, among others). Graduated from Universidad La Salle, Rodrigo has a bachelor’s... Read More →


Sunday June 23, 2019 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 6D San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA