The Importance of Quality in the Informed Consent Process for Pharma Sponsors

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Webinar Date/Time: Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 at 11am EST | 8am PST | 4pm GMT | 5pm CET

The paper-based informed consent process is one of the most common causes of clinical trial failure. Find out how Medable’s Total Consent solution keeps patients engaged and reduces drop-out, whilst achieving compliance with global regulations.

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Event Overview:

For decades, issues with paper-based consent have been the source of the most common and most significant violations raised by Global Health Authority inspectors. In 2019 alone, more than 1/3 of all issued US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Form 483s were related to informed consent findings. Additionally, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) reported that consent issues represented the 4th highest cause of critical inspection findings and the 5th highest cause of all site inspection findings.

These errors are costly, time-consuming and can jeopardize the completion of a trial. And these issues cannot be remediated with the continued use of paper-based consent, as they stem from the physical properties of paper itself.

That is why more and more sponsors have switched from paper consent to eConsent. But making this change must be more than just digitizing paper consent forms, the need for a complete informed consent process that better educates and retains patients while minimizing errors is key.

Join this webinar as industry experts identify the most common issues with the paper-based consent process and highlight what to look for in a complete consent management solution that reduces quality issues while improving oversight.

Key Learning Objectives

  • The most common informed consent issues
  • How a digitally enabled consenting process solves these issues
  • How to ensure quality by standardizing processes and deploying effective good clinical practice (GCP) training
  • How to deploy eConsent globally with regulatory compliant configurations and workflows

Who Should Attend

  • Large Pharma Sponsors, Biotechs, & CROs
    • Clinical operations/research/development professionals
    • Therapeutic area lead professionals
    • R&D IT / technology professionals
    • Procurement/buying/outsourcing
    • Founder/ President/ CEO/ Executive Directors
    • Chief Medical Officers / Chief Scientific Officers/ Chief Innovation Officers
    • Clinical trial strategy team professionals
    • Data sciences & innovation
    • Digital health professionals


Andrew Mackinnon
VP & GM of eConsent

As General Manager for Consent Management, Andrew Mackinnon oversees the development of Medable’s Total Consent solution, as well as the implementation of eConsent in Medable studies, ensuring that Medable’s clients can run high quality, effective and efficient patient-first decentralized clinical trials. Andrew has 20 years of experience in managing clinical trials at large pharma, biotech and CRO companies, most recently as a Senior Director in one of Covance’s therapeutic area delivery groups and as Head of Business Performance. From his involvement in one of the earliest deployments of decentralized methodologies, he has been passionate about the benefits that this approach can bring in reducing the burden of clinical research on both sites and patients and looks to leverage his broad operational expertise to improve how this approach is utilized.

Shyanne Ali
VP Quality Assurance
Aditum Bio

Shyanne Ali has over 20 years of pharmaceutical drug development experience in the areas of Global Clinical Operations, Global Clinical Development, and Quality Assurance. Over the course of her career, Shyanne has led Global R&D Quality organization at Boehringer Ingelheim, Intercept Pharma and tech start-up, TrialSpark. Prior to her leadership roles in Quality Assurance, she held leadership roles in global clinical operations functions at Abbott Laboratories, Novartis Oncology and Novartis Vaccines.

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