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Tuesday, June 16 • 9:30am - 10:30am
#210 SL: Clinical Electronic Structured Harmonized Protocol (CeSHarP): ICH M11 - Status Update

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-20-656-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Creation of a new guideline to specify a comprehensive clinical protocol organization and flexible content components was mandated by the ICH assembly in June 2018 and the established Expert working group {ICH M11 EWG} has made substantial progress. The purpose of this is to engage all relevant stakeholders and get early input on important design and content considerations which have been developed by the EWG.

This session will include the business plan and perceived benefit of this effort expressed by SMEs from regulators and the sponsors, high-level design principles followed, as well as the overall deliverables, status and roadmap to delivery in order to get early input for consideration. Interdependencies with other ongoing ICH efforts and alignment steps will also be presented.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the status of the harmonization efforts of the clinical trial protocol template under the umbrella of ICH; Outline early feedback from various stakeholders for early consideration.


Mary Lynn Mercado, PhD


ICH Overview
Noemi Manent

Reviewer Perspective
Vaishali Popat, MD, MPH

Breadth and Integration
Ken Sakushima, MD, PhD, MPH

Work Plan and Next Steps
Mary Lynn Mercado, PhD

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Mary Lynn Mercado

Senior Group Head Regulatory Writing, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, United States
Mary Lynn Mercado is a US Group Head of Regulatory Medical Writing, Pharma at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. She has over 10 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry in Medical Writing, during which she has supported submissions across multiple therapeutic areas... Read More →
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Noemie Manent

TDA-CTT Operations Workstream Lead, European Medicines Agency, Netherlands
Noémie Manent is the Operations Lead in the Clinical Trial Transformation team at the European Medicines Agency, facilitating change management for member states and sponsors with the implementation of the clinical trial Regulation. She has played an essential role in the set up... Read More →
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Vaishali Popat

Associate Directo, Biomedical Informatics & Regulatory Review Science, OND, CDER, FDA
Dr. Vaishali Popat is an Associate Director for Biomedical Informatics in the Office of New Drugs, Immediate Office. Dr. Popat is the OND lead on biomedical informatics issues in areas such as safety analytics, staff training on the use of new review tools to make the evaluation of... Read More →

Ken Sakushima

Medical Reviewer, Office of Advanced Evaluation with Electronic Data, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)

Tuesday June 16, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044
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