October 17-18,
Club-Hotel Giverola
at Catalonia, Spain
Brought to you by
EclinicalHealth , Mendor
and Langland

What is the Clinical Research Innovation Leadership Group?


The objective of the group is to bring together the leading innovators from the clinical trials industry, including sponsor representatives, vendors, service providers and other experts. This will provide an open ecosystem that will accelerate innovation within clinical trials. The group focuses on concrete and practical initiatives rather than theoretical speculation. While innovation initiatives can be private, metrics, case studies and research results will be shared with the members of the group.
The summit is an invite-only event, focusing on solving current research bottlenecks instead of just talking about them. This event brings together pharma decision makers and innovators as well as solution and service providers - everything you need to get the job done. The 1st Innovation Summit is just the kick-off for continuous engagement – make sure not to miss it!

Look who's talking

Miguel Orri
Miguel qualified as physician in Essen University, Germany in 1992 where he also completed his Doctorate of Medicine (MD). Miguel is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and involved for the Pfizer REMOTE virtual clinical trials program.
Johann Proeve
Johann’s background is Biology and he started his business life in 1980 at Bayer in clinical data management.

Since February 2007 he is Head Global Data Management and responsible for all data management activities at Bayer Healthcare.
Diane Wild
Diane has an academic background in psychology and health. Diane was a founding director of Oxford Outcomes, she is currently working for ICON where she continues to work in patient research and language services.
Abbe Steel
Abbe has over 22 years of experience working in the life sciences industry focused primarily on patient initiatives in the clinical and commercial setting. Previously worked at Sanofi and Parexel. Since 2005, she has worked at UBC as the VP, Patient & Physician Services.
Joseph Kim
Joseph Kim has spent over 14 years in the industry utilizing a unique approach integrating his Sponsor, CRO, and Vendor experiences. He serves as the Clinical Operations Director at Shire, delivering trial optimization strategies in a fully outsourced model.
Sonja Hooper
Janssen R&D
Sonja is an Associate Director, PRO / ePRO External Partnerships at Janssen Research & Development, LLC, Head of the global group and responsible for the operational aspects of ePRO / PRO implementation within clinical trials.
Kate Spencer
Kate Spencer founded the patient recruitment and retention division of Langland, a global healthcare advertising agency in 2004. Nearly 10 years and more than 250 trials later, she continues to lead the team in their commitment to challenge the status quo.
And many others
Stay tuned for more speaker updates

Listen up

The agenda this year includes three focus areas:

  • 1Virtual Clinical Trial Model
  • 2Electronic Health Records for Clinical Research
  • 3Patient Engagement

Each focus area is broken down into two parts:

Knowledge Development Session

During the knowledge development part of the session presentations will be led by expert speakers. The purpose is to deliver background information to all attendees to help define concrete actions and initiatives that are a good fit for their organization during the Practical Application Session

Practical Application Session

The purpose of the practical application session is to define concrete and realistic initiatives that deliver most value for each organization. Resources, plans, metrics and business case is defined.

Wednesday, October 16th
Arrival Reception

18:00 - Join us for a welcome cocktail reception and Flamenco show.

Thursday, October 17th
Knowledge Development

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast


9:00 - 9:20 Conference Chairs
Welcome Message

Clinical Trials Innovation Leadership Group

9:20 - 10:00 Purpose of the conference, short-term initiatives, methods, participants, processes
  • Objectives
  • Organization
  • Initiatives

Theme 1: Virtual Clinical Trial Model

10:00 - 12:00 Virtual Clinical Trial Model – Knowledge Development Session
  • Introduction
  • Services & Technology
  • Regulations
  • Business case
  • Key challenges to be addressed

Theme 2: Electronic Health Records and Clinical Research

12:00 - 13:00 EHR, patient recruitment and study feasibility
  • Introduction
  • Services & Technology
  • Case study
  • Business case
13:00 - 14:00Lunch

Theme 3: Patient Engagement

14:00 - 16:00 Patient engagement from recruitment through submission
  • Introduction
  • Services & Technology
  • Patient data capture
  • Diabetes case study
  • Business case
18:00 - Departure to Tossa de Mar – Glass bottom boat from the beach
Boat ride will be about 30 minutes, transportation by road also available
19:00 - 21:00 Touring Tossa de Mar and its medieval streets and castle
21:00 - Group Dinner

Friday, october 18
Practical Application

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast


9:00 - 9:30 Summary and plan for day 2
Conference Chairs

Theme 1 - Virtual Clinical Trial Model

9:30 - 11:00 Workshop 1: Define VCTM initiatives
  • Summary of challenges
  • Summary of initiatives discussed so far
  • Initiative definition

Theme 2: Electronic health records and clinical research

11:00 - 12:30 Workshop 2: Initiatives for recruitment and study feasibility
  • Summary of challenges
  • Summary of initiatives discussed so far
  • Initiative definition
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

Theme 3: Patient Engagement

13:30 - 15:00 Workshop 3: Operationalizing engagement strategies
  • Summary of challenges
  • Summary of initiatives discussed so far
  • Initiative definition

Summary and Close

15:00 - 16:00 Summary and end of Summit
Plan going forward
16:00 - Departure / continue to enjoy the facilities at Giverola!
Conference participants will be able to enjoy a discounted rate at Giverola before and after the conference. Simply let the eClinicalHealth team know your requirements.

The Venue

The summit will take place in exclusive and beautiful settings in Club-Hotel Giverola in Catalonia. The hotel is located on the coast 1 1/2hrs north of Barcelona airport, 5 km from the town of Tossa de Mar.

Barcelona El Prat is the closest major airport with good international connections about 1,5 hours drive away. Many European low-lost carriers also fly to Girona, which is just 35 minutes away from Tossa de Mar.

Club Giverola is a private sports resort, including 11 tennis courts, private white sand beach with crystal clear water, spa and various other sports facilities. While the focus will be on the conference workshops, time will be available for recreational opportunities, such as sports or exploring the medieval old town of Tossa de Mar and it’s many excellent restaurants.
Attendees are recommended to schedule their arrival in the evening of October 16th. We will hold a cocktail reception at 20:00. Early arrivals and late departures can be arranged and the hotel has availability beyond the dates for the conference and we’d be happy to organize extended stay on your behalf.

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what’s included

Your registration fee of 250 GBP (€300) plus VAT where applicable covers a seat at the conference, accommodation for 2 nights from Wednesday 16th October until Friday the 18th. The conference will kick off with a pre-conference cocktail reception and Flamenco show in the hotel bar at 20:00 on Wednesday. Breakfast and lunch will be included on Thursday and Friday and we have arranged a team dinner in Tossa de Mar for Thursday evening. Throughout your stay, you will have complementary access to most facilities at Giverola, including access to the spa, gym and many other sports facilities. Discounted rates are available for bike rentals, massage and tennis courts.