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Technology Showcase: Challenges to the Adoption of Paperless Trials During the COVID-19 Epidemic and Beyond

December 1 at UTC 1500 and recording

Technology Showcase: Challenges to the Adoption of Paperless Trials During the COVID-19 Epidemic and Beyond

Presenter:  Dr. Jules Mitchel, Target Health

About this Topic:  Clearly, the implementation of traditional clinical research studies as well as executing COVID-19 studies themselves. have been dramatically impacted by global COVID-19 pandemic.  Since showing up at clinical sites in general is becoming less feasible, clinical research must adapt. While there are many exciting ideas to execute virtual and remote studies, the focus still needs to be on the assurances that 1. the clinical sites understand and are following the protocol; 2. the data can and are being entered and reviewed in “real time,” 3. there are the “absence of errors that matter” and 4. the “data are fit for purpose.”  This session will showcase several studies using the Target Health web-based application, with Informed Consent fully integrated with real time direct data capture, real time reports, online monitoring reports and safety reporting.

BoF Webinar: IMI Mobilise-D -- Measuring and validating real-world mobility – Easier said than done

Tues, 10 Nov 2020

BoF Webinar: IMI Mobilise-D -- Measuring and validating real-world mobility – Easier said than done

Date:  Tuesday 10-November, 2020  Duration: One hour  Time: UTC 1500

Presenter:   Beatrix Vereijken (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Valdo Arnera (ERT Technology)

Mobility is an important marker of health, key to our independence, and a major driver for quality of life. Many aspects of how we walk can be easily measured and quantified in a well-equipped scientific or clinical laboratory, but this ‘artificial snapshot in time’ is a poor indicator of how well we move about in the real world. Recent advances in digital technologies have opened the door to monitoring mobility 24/7 but going beyond the number of steps or the vigour of moving has shown remarkably difficult. Yet, accurate assessment of daily life mobility in clinical trials and patient treatment is necessary for improved and more personalised care, but what is required to get there?

REGISTRATIONS CLOSED: eClinical Forum Virtual Workshop, 12-16 October 2020

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REGISTRATIONS CLOSED: eClinical Forum Virtual Workshop, 12-16 October 2020

We are pleased to announce the details of our next Virtual Global Workshop on 12-16 October 2020 (which replaces our planned Global Workshop in Dublin which is postponed until 2021). The virtual workshop will include a mix of global and regional events and is open to participants from any member company in any region.

Our last virtual workshop was a great success and this one will be even better. We have made sure that sessions are as convenient as possible for the different timezones across the world by limiting the duration of global sessions and offering more regional sessions. Learning from each other is what we do best and we will be introducing a number of ways to increase interactivity during the workshop (although nothing can replace the networking and comeraderie of an eCF face-to-face meeting!). REGISTER HERE

BoF Round-table: Master Protocol Trial Designs & Data Management Considerations

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020

BoF Round-table: Master Protocol Trial Designs & Data Management Considerations

Facilitator:   Sara Hale, Amgen

Since the release of the FDA guidance for Adaptive Clinical Trial Design, many Sponsors have been working to enable Master Protocol trials. The MP designs includes 1. Basket Trial Design 2 Umbrella Trial Designs and Platform Trial Designs, which more complex in nature in that they are inclusive of multiple sub-studies within a single trial that within a traditional designs would have been separating out into separate trials. Making it necessary to consider fit-for-purpose strategic operational, process and system solutions.

BoF Webinar: The Use of Audit Trail Review as a Key Tool in Ensuring Data Integrity

New Date: Oct 7 2020

BoF Webinar: The Use of Audit Trail Review as a Key Tool in Ensuring Data Integrity

Join us for a discussion of the eCF/SCDM industry position paper on the use of audit trail review as a key tool in ensuring data integrity.   We will share our thoughts on the rationale, opportunities and challenges, along with practical implementation recommendations.  

Presenters:           Linda King, Astellas, eCF Audit Trail Review Team

                                Miko Pietilä, Signant Health, eCF Audit Trail Review Team

Birds-of-a-Feather Webinar: Real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE)

Recording of 8-July-2020 webinar available!

Birds-of-a-Feather Webinar: Real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE)

According to the FDA’s website, “Real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE) are playing an increasing role in health care decisions.”  And a recent survey by the eClinical Forum showed that most respondents believe that RWD and RWE will become much more important in clinical research over the next few years.  As a result, many questions have arisen regarding the use cases, data sources, quality of these sources, regulatory guidance documents and so on. The goal of this “Birds of a Feather” session is to present some basic information on these topics and to present a few case examples to illustrate how RWD and RWE are playing an increasingly important role in research. 

Birds-of-a-Feather Round Table Discussion: U.S. National Patient Identifier (NPI) and its Impact to Clinical Trials

August 18, 2020

Birds-of-a-Feather Round Table Discussion:  U.S. National Patient Identifier (NPI) and its Impact to Clinical Trials

Presenter/Facilitator:  Ken Light, Clinscape

In 1996, HIPAA legislation called for the development of a national patient identifier system that would give each person in the United States a permanently assigned, unique number to be used across the entire spectrum of the national healthcare system.   That project was never funded by congress, but just last year (June, 2019) Congress voted to appropriate $99 billion dollars to an HHS bill that included creation of a National Patient Identifier.

Ken will review this topic, and oversee a group dialog around the benefits, challenges, and impact related to healthcare and clinical trials.   

Technology Showcase: eClinical Solutions -- Automating the Clinical Data Pipeline for Enhanced Data Review & Analytics

Thursday 23 July 2020

Technology Showcase: eClinical Solutions -- Automating the Clinical Data Pipeline for Enhanced Data Review & Analytics

There has been a dramatic increase in clinical data types, sources and systems in recent years enabling new insights into patient experiences while also presenting challenges in consolidating, standardizing and analyzing these new data streams.  The tools for centralizing, integrating, mapping and analyzing data have not kept pace with research and are causing cycle time delays and require numerous manual processes.  This technology showcase will describe how new platforms like the elluminate Clinical Data Platform are automating the ingestion of data from numerous eClinical systems and sources, enabling faster data mapping and standardization, supporting risk based data review and advancing both clinical and operational analytics.  

Presented by Sheila Rocchio and Sam Parnell of eClinical Solutions.

Success! eClinical Forum 2020 Spring Meetings replaced with Virtual Global Workshop 11-13 May 2020

  • 11/05/2020 - 14/05/2020
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Success! eClinical Forum 2020 Spring Meetings replaced with Virtual Global Workshop 11-13 May 2020

The Virtual Workshop on May 11-13 that replaced the planned face-to-face Spring Workshops in Helsinki, Finland and Princeton, NJ was a huge success.  It was attended by over 130 members from around the globe, representing 46 member companies -- many of whom would not have been able to attend a face-to-face meeting and this was their first eCF workshop. 4 EMA inspectors and several guests also attended. Evaluations gave the workshop a 4.3/5.0 which is lower than our face-to-face workshops, but for our first virtual workshop we are happy with this grade!  A few comments from the evaluations: "Always an excellent group with many real experts.  The interactions are very good."  "Congratulations on an excellent event.  Everything worked well.  Sure, we missed the networking and evening events, but this worked well."  "eClinical Forum is a fantastic source of information about the landscape of eClinical today."  "eCF continues to be incredible value for money"

We are planning for another Virtual Workshop in Autumn 2020 (the week of October 12-16) and hoping to return to face-to-face workshops for Spring 2021. We now have a lot of good ideas for improvements for our 2nd Virtual Workshop! If anyone wants to make suggestions, please send to info@eclinicalforum.org. Thanks!!

Bird-of-a-Feather Webinar: Agile Development for Clinical Research Software

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Bird-of-a-Feather Webinar: Agile Development for Clinical Research Software

Agile computing methods and tools are used in almost all software development today. Alan Yeomans, Quality Manager at Viedoc Technologies AB, will address some of the key issues involved when using agile methods and tools for the development of clinical research software. The theory behind how agile software development can be used for clinical research software will be followed with an example of a working development methodology incorporating agile methods and tools – how does a real software development organisation implement these methods and tools while maintaining regulatory compliance?

Birds-of-a-Feather Webinar: Tufts-eClinical Solutions "Data Strategy and Transformation Study Results"

Thursday April 30 2020

Birds-of-a-Feather Webinar:  Tufts-eClinical Solutions "Data Strategy and Transformation Study Results"

eClinical Solutions, a member of the eClinical Forum, has collaborated with the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development in 2019 to survey pharmaceutical companies about their evolving clinical data demands and the tactics they are employing to manage and leverage their data. Highlights reveal new strategies and digital transformation initiatives being taken. This webinar will share key results from the survey as well as insights and opportunities to use this data to further clinical data architectures. 

Birds-of-a-Feather Round-Table Webinar Discussion: Subject Status Calculations

Date: Tuesday, April 21 2020 Duration: One hour

  • 21/04/2020
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Birds-of-a-Feather Round-Table Webinar Discussion:  Subject Status Calculations

Facilitator: Lisa Jones-Moore, Clinical Systems & Supplies Planning, Eli Lilly & Co.

This is a round-table discussion and participants are encouraged to share their experiences, ideas and questions on this topic.

The following questions will be discussed:

  • How many subject/patient dispositions do you collect (i.e. Subject completed treatment and follow-up, Subject discontinued treatment and dropped follow-up, Subject discontinued treatment and completed follow-up, etc.)
  • How does subject status get updated in your clinical trial management system?  Automated calculation using a datahub or manual update by monitoring or other personnel?
  • Is monitoring done internally or is there a third party organization performing this task?  If TPO, do they use their own system or your system?  If they use their own system, how does the data get back into your system?
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eCF Birds-of-a-Feather Webinar:  Site experience in the day-and-age of hybrid e-trials

eCF Birds-of-a-Feather Webinar:  Site experience in the day-and-age of hybrid e-trials

Back by popular demand!  Dr. van de Walle presented at the hybrid European eCF workshop in May … and we just ran out of time to answer all the questions! So many requests to ask Viviënne to present again with more time. So, here it is! Not to be missed!  Viviënne is a full-time investigator and founder of an indepenent research site. She has vast site and patient experience and will share her insight into how hybrid trials are going for the sites and the patients.

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