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Wednesday, June 21 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
#352: Collaborative Efforts to Accelerate Rare Disease Research and Development

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-17-554-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This session will provide rare disease case studies where regulatory agencies, industry and advocacy groups collaborated together to accelerate and advance clinical research.

Learning Objectives

Describe case studies where regulatory agencies, advocacy groups and industry can work together to advance clinical research.


Judith Ng-Cashin, MD


Rare Disease Clinical Research: Collaboration The Key To Success
Judith Ng-Cashin, MD

Collaborative Efforts to Accelerate Rare Disease Research and Development
Harry Alcorn, JR, PharmD

Patient Organization and Sponsor Collaborations in Rare Disease Therapeutics Research
Trish Caruana, MA

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Judith Ng-Cashin

Chief Scientific Officer, INC Research
? Judith Ng-Cashin, MD is a senior physician executive with more than 20 years experience in medicine discovery and development, portfolio strategy, marketed product support, medical governance, clinical research, bench science and clinical medicine. ? Judi currently serves as Chief... Read More →

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Harry Alcorn

Chief Scientific Officer, DaVita Clinical Research
Chief Scientific Officer for DaVita Clinical Research a CRO, located in Minneapolis Minnesota and Lakewood Colorado. He has served as PI on over 150 protocols and Sub Investigator on over 300 protocols which have included Renal (Full and Adaptive), Hepatic and Pulmonary, along with... Read More →
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Trish Caruana

President/Chief Executive Officer, CurePSP- Patient Engagement Program
Trish Caruana works programs and advocacy at CurePSP, a non-profit for rare, neurodegenerative brain diseases. In 2015 Trish, developed the Patient Engagement Program (PEP) to accelerate clinical trials. PEP works directly with pharmaceutical companies to improve recruitment and retention... Read More →

Wednesday June 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm CDT
S504abc McCormick Place 2301 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Gate 4 Chicago, IL 60616
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