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Tuesday, June 20 • 10:30am - 11:45am
#211: Sharing the Burden

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-17-521-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Many in industry are interested in identifying new and innovative technologies to engage with patients throughout and after a clinical trial. The industry is enamored with multimedia eConsent platforms, but do they really help speed clinical trials to completion and reduce regulatory burden? When patients receive patient diaries, digital data capture tools, or even digital patient stipends does the learning curve and maintenance of use really benefit the patient? When sites have to log into multiple platforms to obtain study related information, it might require a new password for each platform. A more connected world enabled by digital technology can potentially help open up conversations in the area of clinical research, but it can also create more burden for investigator sites and patients when it is not streamlined or integrated. This session will explore how these innovations are being implemented without adding burden to the sites and patient users. Speakers will discuss how they are innovative but also reducing the added burden onto the site or patient.

Learning Objectives

Recognize how to anticipate site and patient burden due to the increased trend of introducing new technology processes; Describe ways to address site and patient burden.


Deborah Howe


How Appropriate use of Technology can Share and Reduce the Burden of Modern Clinical Trials
Paul O'Donohoe, MSc

Patient Perspective
Deborah E. Collyar

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Deborah Collyar

President, Patient Advocates In Research (PAIR), United States
Deborah Collyar has been a patient engagement leader since her first cancer diagnosis. She founded Patient Advocates in Research (PAIR) international communication network in 1996, "where research meets reality." Deborah infuses hundreds of patient advocates into research programs... Read More →
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Deborah Howe

Associate Director, Vendor Alliance Lead, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Deborah Howe is an Associate Director in Vendor Alliance Management in Global Clinical Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Deborah joined Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2005 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the area of clinical trial enrollment and engagement. Deborah... Read More →
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Paul O'Donohoe

Director, Health Outcomes, CRF Health
Paul O’Donohoe is Director of Health Outcomes at CRF Health and is based in their London office. He is responsible for developing the company’s internal scientific expertise and supporting the scientific consulting being offered to clients. Previously Paul worked as a research... Read More →

Tuesday June 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am CDT
N426b McCormick Place 2301 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Gate 4 Chicago, IL 60616
  04: PatientEngagement, Session