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FREE WEBINAR: Putting Patient-Centric Principles into Practice

June 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join us on June 28th at 11AM ET for a free webinar "Putting Patient-Centric Principles into Practice."

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While on the verge of becoming a moral mandate for clinical research, the concept of patient-centered research struggles to move beyond a platitude into practical application. This webinar will explore the rationale for implementing patient-centered practices and offer guidance for initiating patient-centered approaches to research.

Presenters will review practical strategies for engaging patients in the clinical trial process without sacrificing research quality or adding untenable costs to your trials. With more than 20 years of experience successfully implementing patient-centered strategies, our experts share which factors matter to patients and how to design trials that honor their needs and desires.

About the Speakers

Shann Williams, Senior Director OperationsShann Williams, Senior Director Operations

Shann Williams is the Operations Director of the Statistical and Clinical Coordinating Center for the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation consolidated coordinating center sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID). She has led a variety of projects, including community-based, observational, interventional, and Phase II-IV clinical trials primarily in immunology, asthma, and transplantation. Shann also serves as Rho's project management Operational Service Leader, an internal expert sharing project management best practices, processes and training.

Ryan Bailey, Senior Clinical ResearcherRyan Bailey, Senior Clinical Researcher

Ryan Bailey has over 10 years of experience conducting multi-center research projects, managing technical teams, and developing multimedia communications content. He has worked primarily in asthma, allergy, and immunology. He also coordinates Rho’s Center for Applied Data Visualization, which develops novel data visualizations and statistical graphics for use in clinical trials.


Derek Lawrence, Senior Clinical Data ManagerDerek Lawrence, Senior Clinical Data Manager

Derek Lawrence has 9 years of data management and analysis experience in the health care/pharmaceutical industry. He is a certified Medidata Rave Study Builder and is responsible for overseeing the development and maintenance of the EDC systems, establishing and executing metadata-driven programmatic solutions to database development/data cleaning, creating and implementing data validation plans, creating SAS programs for deriving analysis datasets, and importing/validating data from external vendors and labs. Derek also serves as Rho's Operational Service Leader in Clinical Data Management, an internal expert responsible for disseminating the application of new technology, best practices, and processes.