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Wednesday, June 30 • 10:00am - 11:00am
#312 SL: Real Talk About Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Clinical Research Today

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-21-602-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Join us for revealing discussions with sponsors and CROs successfully leveraging automation in their clinical trial processes. Which processes are they automating? How are they benefiting? How did they get started? Includes an industry poll review.

Learning Objectives

Discuss where industry peers are in the adoption curve of automation in clinical trials (based on industry survey results and in-session polling); Identify opportunities to initiate or advance your own company's adoption of automation; Identify how to overcome common barriers to entry when initiating a company's first automation project.


Sondra Pepe


Learnings from Automation Working Groups
Linda B Sullivan, MBA

Experience Across a Variety of Sponsors with Automation or Lack of Automation
Saeeduddin Ahmed, MD

Experience Leading Automation Team Within a Global CRO
Brandon Graham

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Sondra Pepe

Assoc. Vice President, Product Management, ArisGlobal, United States
Sondra Pepe leads product management for ArisGlobal’s Clinical and Regulatory solutions portfolio. In this role, she is responsible for defining product strategy and roadmap, and overseeing the growth of the domains. Prior to ArisGlobal, Sondra gained nearly 20 years of experience... Read More →
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Saeeduddin Ahmed

Consultant, United States
Saeed Ahmed is a psychiatrist with 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and in clinical practice. He has worked in clinical development and medical affairs, providing support for a number of indications and products. Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, he... Read More →
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Brandon Graham

Director, Digital and Decentralized Solutions, PPD, United States
Brandon Graham is a Director within the Digital and Decentralized Solutions group at PPD. In his role he leads PPD's Automation Capability Center, which is a cross-functional team that implements process automation across the organization. Prior to his current role, he held various... Read More →
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Linda Sullivan

Senior Advisor, Metrics and Performance Management, WCG, United States
Ms. Sullivan serves as the Senior Advisor, Metrics & Performance Management at WCG. She is the Co-Founder & former Executive Director of the Metrics Champion Consortium (MCC), an industry association dedicated to leading the drug-development enterprise in the adoption and utilization... Read More →

Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044
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