Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Catch up: Partnerships in Clinical Trials Europe 2014

Last month more than 950 of the industry’s senior professionals in clinical research and outsourcing gathered in Barcelona for the 13th Annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials Europe conference. With a packed agenda from plenary sessions to collaboration zones and a lively exhibit floor, there was something for everyone.

This year we focused on many new topics such as:
  • - Transparency:  Greater visibility, data standards, identifying trends, data privacy and anti-corruption
  • - Disruptive technologies:  How they're being used and how it’s being taken forward
  • - Patient-perspectives
  • - Impact of social media on clinical trials

Attendees heard exclusive industry updates:
  • - TransCelerate’s plans for 2014
  • - Is disruptive innovation working?
  • - Private equity in outsourcing: impact on CRO and clients
  • - Advances in patient recruitment
  • - Risk-based monitoring and compliance issues

Spotlight: The Patient Perspective 

“I like to see competitors  be in a forum that allows them to collaborate. They can share information in a very informal way. “  -Jack Whelan, Cancer Warrior & Survivor

Jack Whelan, Author, Lecturer, Research Advocate, Cancer Warrior & Survivor, ePatient
One of the most talked-about keynote sessions was Jack Whelan, Author, Lecturer, Research Advocate, Cancer Warrior & Survivor, ePatient. He gave attendees the perspective of the patient, which is invaluable. Whelan’s very personal talk examined the impact of a heavily regulated environment on sharing meaningful patient data and patient reported outcomes. He asked important questions such as ‘What steps can be taken to facilitate a follow up system that encourages continued monitoring of clinical trial participants?’ which fostered many discussions throughout the event.

But, don’t take my word for it. Watch the video below to hear what attendees and exhibitors had to say about the event and get a glimpse of the even itself.



Here is a sample of the hard work, inspiring speakers and partnership networking we saw last month in Barcelona. Check out the full album on flickr! Find yourself and your colleagues in the photos and share with your networks to keep the conversation going until next year in Hamburg! You can follow us on twitter @PartnershipsCT and use #PCTrials to make even more connections!

flickr                  twitter          linked in
 Collaboartion Zone  Collaboartion Zone  Wine Casino
 Jack Whelan  PCT Bar  Networking

Find out more about what’s coming in 2015! 
Check out CT-partnerships.com for the most up-to-date information.

SAVE THE DATE
PCT EUROPE
18-19 NOVEMBER 2015
HAMBURG, GERMANY

If you want to register today – contact Michael Dunnet, Michael.Dunnet@informa.com




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