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Demystifying Decentralized Trials - Best Practices, Pitfalls and What Data Managers Need to Know

Demystifying Decentralized Trials - Best Practices, Pitfalls and What Data
Managers Need to Know

Date: March 4, 2021
Time: 8:00 PST | 11:00 EST | 17:00 CET | 20:30 IST


The global pandemic has accelerated the adoption of decentralized trial models in
clinical research enabling a greater percentage of trials to be conducted remotely. Most of the trials starting in 2021 will incorporate a virtualized trial element. The goal of this webinar and panel discussion is to share examples of decentralized trial models including types of DCT, best practices on designs and implementation and what data managers need to know.

The webinar will cover what the collection of technologies and designs that make up decentralized trials are, and, how these impact the patient, site and data management experiences. Case studies of decentralized trials will be discussed along with considerations for data management, analytics and statistical analysis. The webinar will share examples and insights from an expert panel that have extensive experience working with decentralized trials across phases and therapeutic areas.


  • What are the collection of technologies and designs that constitute
    decentralized trials?
  • What are some best practices for DCTs regarding trial designs that optimize
    patient and site experience and ease of use.
  • What do data managers need to know about decentralized trials both to
    optimize setup and for data review and analysis.
  • What analytics are most useful in running DCTs and delivering clean data to


This webinar is designed for data managers, programmers and data strategists of all


The benefits of participation include:
  • Learning more about how to design and run decentralized trials
  • Hearing advice, pest practices and things to avoid when developing DCT designs
  • Asking questions and hearing the advice of industry leaders involved in running DCTs


Dawn Kaminski, Senior Director, Data Strategy, eClinical Solutions

Dawn has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She have worked within every level of clinical data management, from Data Coordinator to Senior Director where she participated in or had oversight for more than 250 clinical trials.

During her time in the industry, she has provided consultation to organizations on clinical trial conduct, best practices in Data Management and data capture as well as developed standardized libraries and templates to support the adoption of CDISC standards. She is an active member of SCDM as a GCDMP SME, course designer and webinar presenter as well as Co-Chair of the annual conference. She serves as a member of the CDISC-CDASH core team, Diabetes sub-team, CDASH CFAST Expanded Leadership Team and Co-Chair of the CRF Library project.
Dawn currently holds the position of Senior Director, Data Strategies, where she supports business development as a Clinical Subject Matter Expert for both software and data services.

Jennifer Price, Executive Director Data and Analytics, THREAD 

As Executive Director of Data and Analytics, Jennifer Price provides the direction for THREAD data strategies and analytics platform. Jennifer brings 25+ years of clinical research management and technology implementation experience. Jennifer has proven success with strategic planning, project management, data management, clinical programming, quality and risk-based systems, and resource planning in many therapeutic areas. Jennifer is a passionate advocate for eSource, Clinical Data
Standards, Decentralized Trials and the Data Sciences and speaks often at industry events on these topics.

Jennifer is a Board Member and Secretary of the Society of Clinical Data Management (SCDM) and has been active with the development of CDISC Standards.

John Reites, CEO, THREAD

Executive intrapreneur turned digital health entrepreneur, my career includes 18 years leading global drug development, clinical trials, decentralized studies and clinical research innovation. As President of THREAD, I lead our efforts to change the way clinical research is conducted focused on decentralized approaches, enabling the use of our platform to conduct modern research studies and supporting partnerships with our customers. Named one of the Top 100 Influencers in Digital Health, I also provide expertise and execution experience in digital health, clinical trials and decentralized trials. I enjoy being a keynote speaker at global industry events, guest lecturer at Duke University on digital health/innovation/entrepreneurship and a published author featured in various conferences, journals, articles and media outlets. Capture data remotely from participants and sites during, in between and in lieu of in-clinic visits. THREAD provides one unified platform and services as the experienced leader in decentralized study


Participants are eligible to receive CEUs upon attendance and successful completion of a web-based assessment within 30 days after the webinar. CEUs are not granted after the 30-day assessment deadline.

SCDM is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.


Registration Member Non-member
Individual $360 $420
Group (max. 10 ppl.) $960 $1,140

Group Registration Policy:
Any group registration allows up to 10 people to attend the webinar and to complete the webinar assessment. Credits will be granted on an individual basis upon successful completion of the assessment by the registered participants.

Refund Policy: Participants will receive a full refund if notice is provided in writing via post or email one week prior to the webinar date. If cancellation occurs within the week prior the webinar, participants will be allowed to apply 50% of the webinar fee to the next offering of the same webinar. No refunds will be offered after that time.

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