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Friday, June 18 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#518 OD: Impact of COVID-19 on Clinical Trial Execution

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Component Type: Session
Level: Basic

Senior clinical operations executives at major pharmaceutical and biotech companies within the US shared their insights and lessons learned regarding transition to remote and virtual clinical trials due to COVID-19 through in-depth interviews.

Learning Objectives

Describe how COVID-19 has impacted the execution of ongoing clinical trials at pharmaceutical and biotech organizations, including remote and virtual approaches adopted; Discuss how the pandemic will influence clinical trial development in the long-term including increased use of telehealth and other technologies.


Mary Jo Lamberti, PhD, MA


Decentralized Trials Scale and Commitment Following the Pandemic
Craig Lipset, MPH

Supporting Clinical Trial Recruitment During COVID-19
Melanie Goodwin, MS, MSc

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Mary Jo Lamberti

Director of Sponsored Research, Research Associate Professor, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, United States
Mary Jo Lamberti is on the faculty at Tufts University and is Director of Sponsored Research at Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD). She is a global expert on benchmarking drug development operating practices. Her research focuses on a variety of areas including... Read More →
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Craig Lipset

Managing Partner, Clinical Innovation Partners, United States
Craig Lipset is Founder and Managing Partner of Clinical Innovation Partners, a growth advisory practice for clinical trial innovation. He is Co-Chair of the Decentralized Trials & Research Alliance, Assistant Professor of Health Informatics at Rutgers University, and adjunct faculty... Read More →

Melanie Goodwin

Director, Patient Recruitment Programs, Pfizer Inc, United States
Melanie is the Director of Patient Recruitment Programs at Pfizer focused on ensuring enrollment success for the Inflammation, Immunology, and Internal Medicine franchises. She has been working in the Clinical Trial Recruitment and Retention field for almost 20 years educating sites... Read More →

Friday June 18, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044
  02: ClinTrials -ClinOps, Session |   20: Early Access Content, Session