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

28-29 May 2019

Hotel Bristol, Vienna

Conference Agenda - Day 2

Day 2


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Morning Coffee & Networking

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Focus Presentation: Effective collaboration between CT Sponsors and CROs: key factors for success

How to build effective and long-term partnerships? Optimising the distribution of responsibilities between sponsor & CRO. How to speed up the CT start-up process? Optimisation of contract negotiations, patient recruitment and consent procedure


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Session 5: Outsourcing in Clinical Trials – How to find the best site for your Clinical Trials in CEE?


  • Site Selection for CT: challenges and solutions
  • What techniques are used by Sponsors to identify sites?
  • How to select the most suitable CRO?
  • How to manage CRO and Sponsor interactions?
Laszlo Veres
Senior Director, Managing Director
IQVIA Hungary
Member of the Board
MKVT (Hungarian Clinical Trial Management Society)
Roman Serguchev
Clinical Trial Manager
Avva Rus (AVVA Pharmaceuticals AG)

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Session 6: Patient Recruitment and Retention for CT
  • Real-time patient enrolment data
  • Involvement of patient organizations: experience to date and lessons learned
  • How to improve patient recruitment processes? KPIs
  • Practical recruitment strategies and techniques
  • How to develop the patient-centricity model in CT?
Oleksandr Gorbenko
Global Patient Affairs Medical Lead
ViiV Healthcare, GSK
Katerina Koutsogianni
Arthritis Foundation of Crete
Radu Costin Ganescu
National Coalition of organisations for patients with chronic conditions of Romania (COPAC)
European Patients Forum
Stanimir Hasardzhiev
Bulgarian National Patients’ Organization (NPO)
Board Member
European Patients’ Forum

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Coffee & Networking Break

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Session 7: Research and Trials on AIDS / Rare diseases / Diabetes / Oncology/Stroke

CASE STUDIES of CTs focusing on specific medical conditions, followed by Audience Q&A

Wojciech Smoron
Assoc. Global Trial Director Novartis
Katerina Koutsogianni
Arthritis Foundation of Crete
Jelena Misita
SAFE Awareness and Advocacy Manager
Stroke Alliance for Europe

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Session 8: Interactive Panel Discussion - Identifying Ethical Challenges in CT
Maja Conkic
Vice President
Association for Advancement of Clinical Research of Serbia KLINIS
Managing Director
Axiom International
Dimitris Zampatis
Associate Director, Signal and Risk Management Process
Merck Biopharma
Piotr Iwanowski
Associate VP – Clinical Research Europe
Wockhardt Bio AG, Zug, Switzerland
Vesna Popovska
Director Research, Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery
UBC Adult Neurosurgery, Canada

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Session 9: Clinical Trials in the Paediatric population
  • European regulation in Paediatric CT
  • Ethical issues in Paediatric CT
  • Patient involvement in paediatric clinical research
  • Designing paediatric CT
  • Adaptive CT
Vesna Popovska
Director Research, Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery
UBC Adult Neurosurgery, Canada
Francis Crawley
Executive Director
Good Clinical Practice Alliance - Europe (GCPA), Belgium
Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review
(SIDCER), Belgium

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Close of Conference and Networking drinks
For Speaker Opportunities Please Contact: Diana Koumi: Tel: +44 7507744603