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Bringing therapies quicker to patient and patient to research



Flanders BIO



March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm


In line with their previous events on clinical trials, flanders.bio, BioWin and BeCRO are very pleased to invite you to their next conference in Leuven.

Belgium has a long history of excellent clinical research addressing a wide range of therapeutic domains thanks to a unique health ecosystem, the quality of the clinical centres and the real-life expertise of investigators. Clinical research refers to a multistakeholder landscape in which tracing its path can be a challenging task, in particular for SMEs willing to bring their new health innovations ultimately to the patients.

The increasing importance of data intelligence, the necessary emphasis on patient input, the trend towards more personalised therapeutic approaches all asks for new clinical trial setups and models, from the preparatory phase up to the follow-up.

During the event you will hear the voice of industry (biopharma, biotech and medtech), learn about the hospital’s perspective, and the position of the patient therein. In addition, you will be updated on a number of new trends in the clinical trial landscape.

Final Agenda

13:00 – 13:40     Welcome

13:40 – 15:00     Part 1 – Keynotes

  • Session 1: The development of a Belgian Clinical Trial Portal: a multi-stakeholder approach by Mitchell Silva (co-fouder, Esperity-PatientCentrics)
  • Session 2: Key Success Factors to Accelerate the Translation of Research Solutions to the Patient.  What could we do in Belgium to make it possible by Luc Uylenbroeck (Head of Corporate Portfolio Management and Early Solutions Strategy & Operations, UCB)
  • Session 3: An innovative cancer treatment modality at patient’s home: a recent experience from a biotech company by Frédéric De Coninck (CEO, InhaTarget Therapeutics)
  • Session 4: Spinovit, a case study of closing the gap between bench and bedside by Nancy Van Overstraeten (CEO,  Spinovit)

15:00 – 15:30     Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00     Part 2 – Methodologies for bringing therapies quicker to patients and patients quicker to research

  • Session 5: Bringing Clinical Trials to Patients home by Ine Vercammen (Study Operations Manager, Delta Healthcare Consulting)
  • Session 6:  Natural Language Processing-enabled decision support for complex clinical trials – from a hospital perspective by Eveline Dullaers (Healthcare Solution Lead, IQVIA )
  • Session 7: Patient recruitment approaches with disruptive methods : a Case study where Blockchain would change the Game! By Olivier Simon (Visoclinical)
  • Session 8: Early access program as a pathway to bring innovation to market by Patrick Larcier (Senior Director, Strategic Product Development Solutions, Pharmalex)
  • Question & Answers: Moderated by Benedikt Van Nieuwenhove

17:00 – 17:30    Part 3 – Closing Key Note

  • Session 9: Perspectives form a university hospital CEO : is the glass half-empty, or half-full? By Marc Noppen (CEO, UZ Brussel)

17:30 – 18:30     Closing reception

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