Trial Better: A Clinical Trials Podcast

A Clinical Trials Podcast

The difference between good and better is experience. With nearly 50 years of experience, ERT is not afraid to ask tough questions. We are proud to bring together respected professionals to exchange new perspectives. Trial Better – a clinical trials best practices series. #trialbetter

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Why Global Real World Evidence Matters

Trial Better host Otis Johnson is joined by Jennifer Stacey, Senior Vice President of Clinical Science and Operations at TriNetX. They explore advancements in real world evidence, and the potential it has to change how clinical trials are optimized and designed in the future.

Progress in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Otis Johnson, host of Trial Better, is joined by Dr. Eric Siemers, President of Siemers Integration, LLC and a Distinguished Medical Advisor at Cogstate. They explore the setbacks and progress in recent Alzheimer’s disease research, and why the industry has reason to be optimistic about breakthroughs in this field in the near future.

Public Trust in Clinical Research

Host Otis Johnson sits down with Ken Getz, Founder and Chairman of CISCRP and a professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine. They discuss how the perception of clinical research has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as what the industry can do to take advantage of this unique opportunity to improve its relationship with the public.

The Digital Evolution of Patient Recruitment

Host Otis Johnson sits down with Dan Brenner, founder and CEO of 1nHealth. They explore changes to patient recruitment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on digital recruitment, and discuss how sponsors can adjust their recruitment strategies in order to be more successful finding volunteers on digital platforms saturated with ads.

The Clinical Research Workforce

Host Jason Eger is joined by Jim Kremidas, Executive Director of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. They discuss trends in the clinical research workforce and why sponsors should be concerned about the future development pipeline, as well as changes the industry can make to better prepare individuals for successful clinical research careers.

How to Recruit Diverse Patient Populations in Clinical Research

Fabian Sandoval, the CEO and Research Director at the Emerson Clinical Research Institute, joins Trial Better to expand on our discussion on patient diversity in clinical trials. In this episode, we explore the tactics sites can use to improve patient recruitment in multicultural communities.

Increasing Patient Diversity in Clinical Trials

Dr. Diana Foster of the Society for Clinical Research Sites explains the importance of the voice of the clinical research site when it comes to ensuring that trial patient populations are an accurate representation of the world around us.

The Patient’s Clinical Trial Journey

This episode of Trial Better features Mike Wenger, the Vice President of Patient Engagement at TrialScope. Together with host Jason Eger, they discuss Mike’s experience in the clinical trial field, the recruitment process, and TrialScope’s mission. Hear more about the possible journey for patients who choose to participate in a clinical trial, and ways to increase patients’ engagement in the trial process.

Virtual Trials and COVID-19: Ensuring Patient Safety and Data Quality

ERT’s Todd Rudo is joined on this episode of Trial Better by guest Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez, Head of Patient Safety for Immunology, Hepatology, and Dermatology at Novartis. Together they shed light on clinical research in the time of COVID-19, patient safety, and how studies are changing to ensure data quality. 

The State of ECG / EKG Collection During COVID-19

Dr. David Albert of AliveCor explains how patient-collected data can solve some of the problems facing clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the long-term outlook on changes in data collection for clinical research.

Patient Advocacy in Oncology Research

On this edition of Trial Better, Deborah Collyar, an oncology patient advocate, discusses the importance of patient advocacy in clinical trials and her own personal advocacy in oncology. Learn more about the role of a patient advocate and the long-term benefits of keeping the patients and their needs at the center of clinical trials.

COVID-19 & Strategies for Successful Vaccine Trials

ERT’s Jason Eger, Nadeeka Dias, and Chris Watson explore technology-based solutions for the challenges of vaccine trials and address the biggest issue facing the clinical research community today: COVID-19.

Passive Health Monitoring: Collecting Patient Data At Home

Nick Conn of Heart Health Intelligence and Jean-Philippe Couderc of VPG Medical join Trial Better for an expanded discussion of new passive health monitoring technologies, including how new devices can pass regulatory scrutiny and the impact they’ll have on patients in clinical trials.

An Inside Look at the Latest ATS/ERS Guidance

ATS and ERS have updated their guidance for pulmonary function testing in both healthcare and clinical research in October 2019 for the first time since 2005. Kevin McCarthy from ERT, a member of the ATS/ERS 2019 Spirometry Update Task Force, joins Trial Better to define the purpose and implications of the guidance as well as its applications in clinical trials.

Clinical Research Trends Changing the Industry in 2020 & Beyond

Trial Better host and ERT’s Director of Operational Readiness, Jason Eger, is joined by a number of ERT experts for a discussion reflecting on industry trends in 2019, and looking ahead to the clinical research trends we anticipate in 2020 and beyond. See below for episodes on Cardiac Safety, eCOA, Imaging, Respiratory & the future of Digital Patient.

Passive Health Monitoring: The Future of Clinical Research

Jean-Philippe Couderc, CEO and co-founder of VPG Medical, stops by to explore the challenges and opportunities of passive health monitoring as technologies, like HealthKam, continue to develop, and how they can shape the future of clinical trials.

Using Micropayments for Better eCOA Adherence

Katy Jones from Greenphire discusses how the unification of two dynamic technology solutions can increase clinical trial patent engagement and produce positive outcomes for all stakeholders, potentially improving the patient experience and shortening the overall trial length.

The New Rules for Patient Recruitment

Learn about best practices for patient recruitment, one of the biggest concerns in the clinical trial industry. We’ll discuss the importance of precision recruitment and site-follow up, as well as patient recruitment challenges like diagnosis and eligibility.

How to Reduce Data Variability in Respiratory Clinical Trials

Discover how the right technology and services can support sites in generating reliable, refined data with low variability that overcomes patient performance at data capture.

The Basics of BYOD: eCOA and the Patient’s Phone

You’ve heard the acronym but now hear from experts on best practices and what’s working in today’s clinical trials. Katarina Korsback joins us to discuss their recent success implementing a hybrid approach to outcomes collection.

ABPM: Holistic Blood Pressure Data and the Patient Experience – Part 2

In this episode, we address strategies for successful repeat ABPM sessions when a patient is non-compliant, and how ABPM achieves a type of holistic data not possible with other BP measurement methods. Learn more.

ABPM: Improving Data Quality and Patient Compliance – Part 1

The FDA has identified ambulatory blood pressure monitoring as the best option for collecting data about the relationship between blood pressure changes and therapeutic drugs. Find out how to successfully capture ABPM data.

Modern Data Architecture in Clinical Trials

Increased demands for data as part of the clinical trial process mean sponsors are responsible for storing, managing and analyzing larger amounts of more complex information than ever before. For many, this can be an overwhelming challenge.

Imaging Trends, Strategies, And Best Practices

In this episode join Brett Hoover and Amit Vasanji for a discussion of imaging, including growth trends, best practices, and solutions for achieving high-quality imaging data in your clinical trial.

The Value of Engaging Sites in Clinical Trial Development

How can sites accelerate your clinical trial timelines and help you avoid common pitfalls? Listen to our latest podcast with Vivienne Van de Walle, Co-Founder of PT&R – a dedicated clinical trial site in the Netherlands.


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