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Lead Sponsor

INC Research

Executive Sponsors


Associate Sponsors

Cytolon AG
ePharma Solutions
Global Care Clinical Trials

Supporting Sponsors

PMG Research



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The Conference Forum is delighted to present the 2nd Annual Patients as Partners in Clinical Trials conference. Conference Chair and CISCRP Founder, Ken Getz is joined by Jamie Macdonald, CEO, INC Research and together they lead sessions with pharma, PCORI, CTTI, FasterCures, FDA, patient advocates and patients to address solutions on how to truly partner with patients in clinical trials.

- What Does it Really Mean to Partner 
with Patients in Clinical Trials? -

Kiran, Linda and Val

Kiran Dole, Novartis and Linda Morgan, Patient Rep with Valerie Bowling, TCF

This conference is dedicated to understanding what it will take to achieve a true partnership. There is no guidebook or one right strategy. This is why it’s so important we bring together all the stakeholders who affect the patients and address ideas and solutions for the following:

  • Understanding and incorporating the patient’s voice in designing clinical trials / developing a clinical endpoint
  • Vastly improving the patient’s entire experience in a clinical trial

- 2015 Keynotes -

Our keynotes include Anne Beal, MD, MPH, Chief Patient Officer, Sanofi, Lode Dewulf, MD, VP, Patient Affairs Officer at UCB and Roslyn Schneider, MD, Global Patient Affairs Lead at Pfizer.

Patient Advocates

Patient advocates inspiring change



“If you put the patient lens in front,
you start to come up with some
really solid answers and solutions.”

- Jeffrey Kasher, PhD, Eli Lilly



The conference addresses how sponsors of clinical trials can realistically partner with patients and how patients can partner with sponsors to meet the demands of:

Making Trials More Accessible to More Patients

Lower Dropout Rates

Evolving Science: Personalized Medicine

Higher Quality Data

New Therapies Faster to Market


Attendees Networking

Attendees networking

The conference is designed for clinical trial executives in pharma and biotech, directors in patient advocacy, patients involved in clinical trials, academia, government and service providers who are looking to incorporate the patient perspective throughout the clinical trial process.

Join us on March 16-17 in Philadelphia to explore the patient experience and how we engage with patients across the entire clinical trial continuum.



Valerie Bowling
Executive Director

Jessica Rothenberg
Marketing Director

Meredith Sands
Executive Director, Business Development

Omaima Khan
Conference Coordinator