The premier meeting-place for the Clinical Trials sector in Central & Eastern Europe

28-29 May 2019

Hotel Bristol, Vienna

Confirmed Speakers

Oleksandr Gorbenko, Global Patient Affairs Medical Lead, ViiV Healthcare, GSK
Oleksandr Gorbenko

Global Patient Affairs Medical Lead

ViiV Healthcare, GSK

Eddie Guzdar, Medical Head - Neuroscience, Sanofi Genzyme UKIE
Eddie Guzdar

Medical Head - Neuroscience

Sanofi Genzyme UKIE

Alain Bindels, Head of Innovation Facilitation, Roche
Alain Bindels

Head of Innovation Facilitation


Isabelle Naeije, Assoc. Global Trial Director, Novartis
Isabelle Naeije

Assoc. Global Trial Director


Deyan Mehandjiev, Real World Evidence Lead , Novartis
Deyan Mehandjiev

Real World Evidence Lead


Dimitris Zampatis, Associate Director, Signal and Risk Management Process, Merck Biopharma
Dimitris Zampatis

Associate Director, Signal and Risk Management Process

Merck Biopharma

Piotr Iwanowski, Associate VP – Clinical Research Europe, Wockhardt Bio AG, Zug, Switzerland
Piotr Iwanowski

Associate VP – Clinical Research Europe

Wockhardt Bio AG, Zug, Switzerland

Vesna Popovska, Director Research, Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery, UBC Adult Neurosurgery, Canada
Vesna Popovska

Director Research, Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery

UBC Adult Neurosurgery, Canada

Balázs Bende, M.D., Professional leader at Clinical Research Coordination Centre, University of Szeged
Balázs Bende

M.D., Professional leader at Clinical Research Coordination Centre

University of Szeged

Gabor L. Kovacs, President, University of Pécs, Szentagothai Research Centre, Academy of Science Hungary
Gabor L. Kovacs


University of Pécs, Szentagothai Research Centre, Academy of Science Hungary

Beata Cecetkova, Clinical Research Director,  TWMA Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance, Czech Republic
Beata Cecetkova

Clinical Research Director

TWMA Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance, Czech Republic

Francisco Rizzuto, Cargo Specialist Manager for Europe, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Francisco Rizzuto

Cargo Specialist Manager for Europe

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Wojciech Smoron, Assoc. Global Trial Director	 Novartis, Novartis
Wojciech Smoron

Assoc. Global Trial Director Novartis


Radu Costin Ganescu, President, National Coalition of organisations for patients with chronic conditions of Romania (COPAC)
Radu Costin Ganescu


National Coalition of organisations for patients with chronic conditions of Romania (COPAC)

Roman Serguchev, Medical Trials Quality Assurance Manager, TBC
Roman Serguchev

Medical Trials Quality Assurance Manager


Raffaele Laciti, Product Manager, Clinical Trial Supply, World Courier
Raffaele Laciti

Product Manager, Clinical Trial Supply

World Courier

Katerina Koutsogianni, President, Arthritis Foundation of Crete
Katerina Koutsogianni


Arthritis Foundation of Crete

Michaela Vančová, Clinical Operations Director, Slovak Research Centre, Slovakia
Michaela Vančová

Clinical Operations Director

Slovak Research Centre, Slovakia

Stanimir Hasardzhiev, Chairperson, Bulgarian National Patients’ Organization (NPO)
Stanimir Hasardzhiev


Bulgarian National Patients’ Organization (NPO)

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Key Topics in Focus - 2019:

  • Innovations and New Technologies in CTs
  • Patient Recruitment and Retention
  • Clinical Trials in the Paediatric population
  • Geographic Trends in Clinical Trials in CEE countries: a comparitive analysis
  • Ethical challenges in Clinical Trials
  • Research and Trials on AIDS / Rare diseases / Diabetes / Oncology
  • Budgeting and Payment planning in Clinical Trials
  • Logistics and Supply Chain in Clinical Trials
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New Regulation - In Focus 2019:

  • How far will the Regulation EU No. 536/2014 streamline the regulatory process of CTT in CEE?
  • New European Data Privacy Regulation
  • Experience to date and impact of GDPR enforcement on clinical trials in CEE

NEW FOR 2019!

1-to-1 Meetings with Sponsors and CROs

Industry Barometer: the current state of the clinical trials sector in CEE


Supporting Organisations and Media

Amongst previous years Forum participants:

A4PBio • Actelion Pharma Polska Sp. z o.o. • Amgen • Anapharm Europe • Argint Intl Kft • AstraZeneca • Belro Medical SA Synevo Central Lab • Biomapas • BLIRT S.A. • Center of Bioethics of the Supreme Medical Council • Chiesi Farmaceutici SpA (Italy) • Clinerion Turkey • Clinmark • ClinTec International Sp. z o.o. • Comac Medical Medical Center • Covance CAPS • Dnepropetrovsk Medical Academy (Ukraine) • Dokumeds SIA Sp Zoo • Ecopharm Ltd Scientific & Manufacturing Co • EFPIA (AIFP) Czech Republic • EGIS Pharmaceuticals Public Ltd Co • Ekofarm NPK • Eli Lilly and Company (Romania) • eTravel S.A. • FARENTA Polska Sp. z o.o. • GCT • Hasco-Lek • INFARMA • Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology • Janssen R&D • Johnson & Johnson GCO • Krka, d. d. • Novo mesto • Lazarski University (Poland) • LongTaal • CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services Europe GmbH • Medical Center Comac Medical Ltd • Medical University of Łódź • Bieganski Hospital Łódź, Poland • Międzyleski Szpital Specjaslistyczny w Warszawie, Poland • Ministry of Health (Poland) • MTZ Clinical Research (Poland) • National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (UK) • Nubilaria S.r.l. • OlainFarm JSC • OPIS Poland Sp. Z o.o. • OPIS Srl • Pfizer • Pfizer Polska Sp. z o.o. • PLIVA (Croatia) • Poznan Medical Univeristy • PPF Hasco-Lek SA • PRA Health Sciences • Proper Medical Writing • Quinta-Analytica • Quintiles • Research Institute of Pharmacology & Regenerative Medicine • Roche • Roche Polska • SanaClis s.r.o. • Sanofi Slovenia • Sensitech EMEA • SOTIO • SSS Clinical Research Srl • Synevo • Synexus Polska • Synexus Sofia Medical Centre • The European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP) • Tonus-Les LTD • University of Warsaw, Institute of Philosophy, Department of Ethics • Centre for Bioethics & Biolaw • WJS sp zoo • Wroclaw Medical University (Poland) • Yuria-Pharm Ltd • Ziaja Ltd Zaklad Produkcji Leków Sp Zoo

  • Sponsors
  • CROs
  • Government officials
  • CT site representatives
  • Investigators
  • Biotech companies
  • Clinical trials' professionals
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Bulgaria
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • USA
  • Ukraine
  • Romania
  • Lithuania
  • Switzerland
  • Slovakia
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Czech Republic
  • Armenia
  • UK
  • Turkey
  • Slovenia
  • Finland
  • Canada
  • Germany
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For SPEAKING ENQUIRIES or if you have any requests or comments, please contact Diana Koumi on +44 7507744603 or at 

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