Day 1: Tuesday, September 11

11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

UIDP Academy Workshop Registration



1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

UIDP Academy Workshop: Reducing Time to Trial Activation

Delays in trial activation have negative impacts and opportunities for research sites to reduce time to trial activation are often site-specific.  Awareness and knowledge of best practices in place across the clinical research industry allow sites to critically assess workflows, resourcing, training and quality elements within their research program.  

During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to share experiences, ideas and approaches used to streamline and strengthen study activation and administration processes.  The workshop will be facilitated by leaders from industry and university partners and offer participants well-established clinical trial activation processes as well as some new, more innovative approaches that have resulted in marked reduction in time to clinical trial activation.

Speakers: Liz Kennell, UIDP, Andy Johns, UNC Chapel Hill, Roxana Malene, Northwestern University, Stuart Horowitz, WIRB-Copernicus Group, Mindy Muenich, Huron, Denise Snyder, Duke, Darlene Kitterman, UIC, Lauren Hackett, Vanderbilt



1:30 – 5:30 p.m. (Evanston)

UIDP Academy Workshop: Working with Corporate Technology Scouts  

Many leading innovation companies employ technology scouts to support their research and commercialization efforts.  These scouts are charged with supporting the needs of individual business units and use a myriad of strategies to secure technology know-how for their firms. This session will cover a number of topics including:

• Company structures – how companies are organized and where technology scouts fit into an organizational structure
• Making contact – how universities can best connect with these scouts when seeking to share information on technologies of interest to firms
• Due diligence – what steps should university representatives take to maximize the likelihood of success when engaging technology scouts

Each of these topics will be supported by case studies and illustrations to help participants gain the necessary information to help them perform their day jobs better.

Speakers: Moderator: Tony Boccanfuso, UIDP; Derek Newton, University of Toronto, Rick Meusiner, Evonik, Mike Matthews, EMD Group, Keith J. Marcinowski, J.M. Smucker Company, Alicia Löeffler, Northwestern