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Tuesday, June 16 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
#221 L: Non-Traditional Clinical Trials Require a Non-Traditional Workforce

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-20-615-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Decentralized clinical trials offer many advantages compared to traditional clinical research, including faster patient recruitment, improved patient retention, and more. These “non-traditional” clinical trials leverage new and emerging technologies

Learning Objectives

Define decentralized clinical trials and recognize related technologies/processes; Identify core competency requirements of clinical research professionals; Explain emerging competencies required for decentralized clinical trial execution; Discuss how to apply core competency requirements and emerging competencies in workforce development planning.


James Kremidas


Kenneth A. Getz, MBA

Workforce Perspectives from CRO
Sy Pretorius, MD, MBA, MS, MSc

Workforce Perspectives from Sites and Tech Suppliers
Mark Steven Hanley

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James Kremidas

Executive Director, Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)
Jim Kremidas is Executive Director for ACRP, a not-for-profit association that represents the clinical research enterprise. He was Senior Vice President, Patient Recruitment, at two different large CROs for over six years where he and his team were responsible for developing and implementing... Read More →
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Kenneth Getz

Executive Director/Professor, Tufts CSDD; Founder/Board Chair, CISCRP, Center For the Study of Drug Development, United States
Ken Getz is the Executive Director and a Professor at the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts University School of Medicine. He is also the chairman of CISCRP – a nonprofit organization that he founded to educate and raise public and patient awareness of the clinical... Read More →
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Sy Pretorius

Executive Vice President, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Parexel
y Pretorius is the CMO & CSO at PAREXEL. As a member of the executive team, he is responsible for the overall leadership of several service lines & business units. Sy is passionate about drug development and leads several company-wide initiatives focused on clinical trial and drug... Read More →
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Mark Hanley

Chief Executive Officer, VirTrial
Mark Hanley is a visionary in the healthcare industry who has dedicated his career to improving the quality of care across multiple disciplines. As CEO of VirTrial, a ground-breaking telehealth platform provider, Hanley is currently focused on driving responsible and measured innovation... Read More →

Tuesday June 16, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044
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