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10:00 am Online Registration & Virtual Coffee Networking

10:55 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

The Patient Perspective: The Heart of the Trial

11:00 am Panel: Including Patient Perspectives from the Start

  • Dave Bjork Director of Development, FRAXA Research Foundation
  • Dave Jacob CEO & Patient Advocate, The ThinkGenetic Foundation
  • Craig Lipset Former Head of Clinical Innovation, Pfizer

11:40 am Demystifying Digital Biomarkers Through the Eyes of Neurodegenerative Diseases

12.10 Virtual Speed Networking

1:00 pm Janssen’s Attrition Mission: A UX Case Study

1:40 pm Managing Patient Adherence for Digital Devices: An AbbVie Case Study

2:10 pm

14.10 Networking Lunch & Roundtable Discussions

What's More Valid then Valid?

  • How do you validate a new wearable with little else to compare it to?

Ariel Dowling, Director of Digital Strategy, Takeda

Digital Endpoints

  • What are the main challenges around defining digital endpoints, and how can we work together to overcome them?

Hao Zhang, Senior Manager
Biomedical Engineering, Pfizer

Engaging with the Patient, What are they Really Looking for?

  • A chance to ask more direct questions and solve challenges surrounding engagement.

Dave Bjork, Director of Development, FRAXA Research Foundation

Wearables: Optimizing Their Utility

3:10 pm Newer Long-Term Ambulatory ECG Wearables – Getting The Most Value From Your Data

3:40 pm Increasing Patient Centricity While Developing Digital Endpoints

  • Alicia Staley Representative Speaker & Patient Advocate, CTTI - Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative

4:10 pm Biometric Monitoring Devices: The Present & the Future

  • Elena Izmailova Co-founder, Strategic Advisory Board Member & Co-Chair of DiMe Research Committee, Digital Medicine Society (DiMe)

4:40 pm Keep on Walking: Progresses in Developing Digital Endpoints for Gait (a Pfizer Case Study)

  • Hao Zhang Senior Manager, Biomedical Engineering, Pfizer

5.10pm Afternoon Break & Networking

5:40 pm Optimizing Patient-Centric Remote Monitoring Devices for Improved UX & Health Surveillance

6:10 pm User Experience: Why Now?

6:40 pm How to Collaborate for Collective Benefit

19.10 End of Summit & Virtual Happy Hour Begins


The time of day we’ve all been waiting for! Grab a beverage of your choice from your home bar and use this final networking opportunity to follow up on connections made earlier in the day, ask that burning question to a speaker whose talk got you thinking and forge relations that could lead to your next collaboration.

8:00 pm End of Virtual Happy Hour