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Tuesday, June 29 • 10:00am - 11:00am
#212 SL: Post COVID: Sites Evolving Role in the Clinical Trial Ecosystem

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-21-561-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Following COVID-19, there is a changing role for Sites in the decision-making framework for the selection, implementation, and use of various technologies for clinical trial execution. We will discuss how Sponsors, CROs and Sites can move forward.

Learning Objectives

Review the rapid response working group findings as it related to site execution and monitoring during the COVID-pandemic; Discuss how COVID-19 impacted traditional clinical trial execution decision making from dictating to sites how to conduct the research, to including/listening to sites for appropriate next steps; Identify how technology adoption in clinical trial execution will be decided upon.


Cristin MacDonald, PhD


Greg Tuyteleers

Liz Rogers, MSc

Andy Lee, MA

Sandy Smith

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Cristin MacDonald

Vice President, Client Delivery, The Avoca Group, United States
Dr. Crissy MacDonald provides consulting services to top pharmaceutical, biotech, and contract research organizations, and oversees client deliverables, systems, and processes across Avoca. Crissy has over 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience with expertise in clinical research... Read More →
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Andy Lee

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Clinical Trial Operations, Merck & Co., Inc., United States
Andy heads Global Clinical Operations at Merck and is responsible for all global/regional clinical trials. Andy has over 17 years industry experience with interests in Human Subject Protection, Multiregional Studies, Quality and Compliance and finding more efficient ways to run clinical... Read More →

Liz Rogers

Vice President, Head of Global Site and Study Operations, Pfizer Inc, United States
As Vice President and Worldwide Head of Global Site and Study Operations at Pfizer, Liz is responsible for leading the management and oversight of global investigator site planning and clinical trial execution. Global Study and Site Operations supports the delivery of the Pfizer portfolio... Read More →

Sandy Smith

SVP Clinical Solutions and Strategic Partnerships, WCG Cinical, United States
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Greg Tuyteleers

Global Operations Head Managed Access and Global Lead Decentralized Trials, Janssen, Belgium
Greg is the Global Lead for the decentralized trials program for Janssen Research & Development. In this role, he is responsible for leading the initiative that develops and implements the strategy and capabilities supporting decentralized trials. In addition, Greg is the Global Operations... Read More →

Tuesday June 29, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044
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