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INC Research

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PMG Research



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The Conference Forum is delighted to present the 3rd 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? –

Kimberly, Anne, Suzanne and Lode

Kimberly McClearly, FasterCures,
Dr Anne Beal, Sanofi, Suzanne Schrandt, PCORI and Dr Lode Dewulf, UCB challenged us to new heights in how we work with patients at Patients as Partners

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



Roslyn Schneider Keynote Address

Dr Roslyn Schneider,
Pfizer delivering
her keynote address



– 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.







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


Jamie and Ken

Jamie Macdonald, INC Research and Kenneth Getz, CISCRP

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 next year on March 14-15 in Philadelphia to explore the patient experience and how we engage with patients across the entire clinical trial continuum.


LSL Review


Patient-led Roundtables

Patient-led roundtable discussion









Valerie Bowling B&W


Valerie Bowling
Executive Director


Jessica Rothenberg B&W


Jessica Rothenberg
Marketing Director


Meredith Sands B&W


Meredith Sands
Executive Director, Business Development


Omaima Khan B&W


Omaima Khan
Conference Coordinator



  • "The meeting was very informative, a very good cross section of organizations involved. Very good opportunity to network and share ideas."

    - Diane Gross, Lupus Research Institute

  • "The conference was excellent and very relevant to my current projects."

    - Pamela Knight, Children’s Tumor Foundation

  • "This was an excellent event. Wonderful and insightful speakers, great camaraderie among attendees with a true desire to share ideas and best practices."

    - Gail Adinamis, GlobalCare Clinical Trials

  • "I thought this was a very nice conference with a lot of good discussion on very important topics."

    - Christina Roman, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

  • "Great conference. Loved the speakers and great networking opportunities."

    - Jill McNair, CISCRP

  • "This was a perfect conference for a first-timer. The atmosphere was great, everyone was friendly, and the sessions were informative."

    - Alicia Mitchell, HealthiVibe, LLC

  • "Thank you for organizing this conference. I felt my overall understanding of clinical trials practices was enhanced. Networking opportunities were excellent."

    - Connie Lee, Angioma Alliance

  • "Excellent conference-see you next year!"

    - Sondra Smyrnios, Alkermes