July 25-27 2017

The Hyatt Regency, Boston, MA

Workshop A
Tuesday July 25th 2017

09:00 - 12:00
Interactive Panel-Based Workshop – What Does It Take To Succeed In This Space?

Workshop Leader: Cheryl Rowe-Rendleman, Owner and Chief Clinical Consultant, Omar Consulting



This is your opportunity to really gain an insight into the key decisions, strategies and lessons learned from drug developers at various points in the development journey.



Key Questions To Be Discussed By The Panelists Include:

  • How did you raise initial funding?
  • How much has this initial funding been diluted over time?
  • How many people did you incorporate in your first company? How many of them are still with you?
  • How do you continue the development of a company through periods of expansion?
  • What was your exit strategy?

Cheryl Rowe-Rendleman, Owner and Chief Clinical Consultant, Omar Consulting

Cheryl Rowe-Rendleman

Workshop B
Tuesday July 25th 2017

13:00 - 16:00
Leveraging successful strategies in patient recruitment & retention

Workshop Leader: Shazia Ahmad, Director, Patient & Physician Services, UBC - An Express Scripts Company



Ensure that your clinical development strategy is robust from the outset by learning about the patient journey, interactions with clinical sites and developing approaches early on that will increase the likelihood of success later on in the development process.



Attendees Will Learn About:

  • Understanding the patient journey of a rare disease patient and the target patient for your study
  • Understanding the site’s profile
  • Developing a patient centric approach (Classical strategies vs. Strategies that work for rare disease studies)
  • Leveraging patient advocacy to make it a win-win collaboration

Shazia Ahmad, Director, Patient & Physician Services, UBC - An Express Scripts Company

Shazia Ahmad