DIA 2020
Thought Leadership




Innovation Theater:

Patient Engagement: Driving Better Care and Outcomes

Patient engagement is critical to solving the most complex health care challenges – from navigating a lifesaving clinical trial to managing a chronic disease. Yet engagement is often ineffective with 30% of individuals failing to pick up medicines. This presentation will cover patient engagement solutions – from diagnosis to disease management – to significantly improve access to timely information, address patient concerns, and most importantly positively impact patient outcomes.

Presenter: Tim Raducha-Grace, SVP, Global Client Solutions Partnership Office


Forum | Replication of Randomized Controlled Trials Using Real-World Data: What Does Good Look Like?

This Forum will explore controversies in the use of RWE for regulatory purposes and illuminate the key issues involved by describing an ongoing FDA project involving the replication of 30 RCTs using RWD.

Presenter: David Thompson, Senior Vice President, Real World and Late Phase


Poster | Payer Survey Highlights Confusion Around the Definition and Utility of Real-World Evidence in Rare Disease Coverage Decisions

Amidst growing use of real-world evidence (RWE) in clinical research and regulatory review of treatments for rare diseases, we surveyed payers in the U.S. and Europe to learn how they define RWE and how they value it, relative to other evidence, when making coverage and reimbursement decisions.


Andrew Rosner, Vice President, Real-World & Late Phase, 

David Thompson, Senior Vice President, Real World and Late Phase


Workshop | Keep Calm and Carry On - Mindfulness to Increase Work Productivity

This workshop will help attendees to understand the important of mindfulness in the workplace. It will introduce attendees to various methods for identifying different types of distractions, applying techniques for enhancing focus and thereby improve.

Presenter: Vinod Arora, Associate Director, Development Operations, Kinapse, a Syneos Health Company


Workshop | Revolutionizing Project Management Through Building Your Culture and Emotional Intelligence

This exercise-based workshop will have case studies on different people management strategies, activities on self-awareness, role plays on diverse behaviors, and approaches to promote team-work. The participants will be encouraged to share their experiences on the specific situations. The activities will help participants to learn and develop skills to face stressful, pressure and conflicts and manage behaviors through role plays. Situations will include exercises on recognition and acknowledgement of oneself and others.

Presenter: Shalini Dwivedi, Director, Development Operations, Kinapse, a Syneos Health Company


Sun, Jun 14, 12:45 pm to Thu, Jun 18, 12:45 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest, Northwest Washington
Washington, DC 20001
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