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April 1, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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UIDP Academy: Reducing Time to Trial Activation

April 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Confirmed Presenters

Andy Johns, UNC-Chapel Hill
Christine Nelson, UNC-Chapel Hill
Liz Moore, UNC-Chapel Hill
Debra Freedholm, Axiom
Denise Clutter Snyder, Duke University
Ahmad Ashanti, Merck
Brent Borneman, Merk
Robyn Sweet, Knowable
Selvin Ohene, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Workshop Overview


Delays in clinical trial activation have negative impacts on an individual study’s feasibility and can affect a site’s desirability in the eyes of a sponsor. Awareness and knowledge of best practices in place across the clinical research industry allow sites to assess workflows, resourcing, training and quality elements within their research program.

During this workshop, participants will hear from organizations that have deployed novel approaches to addressing the many delays that cause slow trial activation. Participants will also have the opportunity to share experiences, ideas, and approaches used to streamline and strengthen study activation and administration processes.


This highly participatory workshop will benefit attendees through presentations and panel discussions by academic and industry clinical research leaders. Presenters will highlight common challenges that hinder rapid trial activation, describe novel approaches taken to address such challenges and share best practices that have successfully reduced activation timelines and improved trial performance.



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The workshop will focus on these primary areas:

  1. Identify/discuss Pain Points, Inefficiencies, and Sources of Delay
  • External pain points (e.g. issues between sites and sponsors / CROs)
  • Internal pain points (Pharma / CROs)
  • Internal pain points (Research sites)
  1. Idea exchange
  • Tools, approaches, communication strategies
  • What has worked / not worked and why?
  1. Innovations
  • Use of technology w/in and across sites/sponsors
  • Use of third-party providers/outsourcing

Who Should Attend

This workshop is targeted to corporate and academic representatives with responsibility for identifying, sponsoring, or day to day management of large value university-company partnerships. This includes representatives of Technology R&D, Economic Development, University Relations, Faculty, or anyone interested in leading practices in large scale partnerships.

In order to maximize direct engagement among attendees and speakers, attendance is limited.

Online registration ended March 22 at 5 p.m. Onsite registration will be available at The StateView Hotel. 


Meeting Location: 

NC State University
The StateView Hotel
2451 Alumni Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606

The StateView Hotel
A Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
2451 Alumni Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606

Aloft Raleigh
2100 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607
Group rate ended: March 1, 2019
3 miles from The StateView Hotel (View Directions)

Holiday Inn Express
3741 Thistledown Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606
1.7 miles from The StateView Hotel (View Directions)



Document Subject to Change

This document is subject to change. Email for more details.

Copyright © 2024 by University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP)


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  • Members: $150 until Feb. 28/$250 after Feb. 28
  • Non-Members: $300 until Feb. 28/$500 after Feb. 28

This UIDP Academy Workshop takes place immediately prior to UIDP28.

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