May Event: Increasing Complexity and Challenges in Oncology Clinical Trials

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Regular price at the door: $20.00  

BioTech Annecto Montreal is pleased to invite you to a presentation by our special guest Caroline Boisvert, Clinical Study Manager at Novartis, entitled:


Increasing complexity and challenges in Oncology Clinical Trials:

A patient’s journey from consent to commercialization

through the eyes of the sponsor

This presentation will focus on the many challenges facing clinical trials in the field of Oncology but with the perspective of a patient going through this journey. This is not meant to be a patient’s testimonial but a discussion on how complex clinical trials for patients with a life-threating condition can be and how decisions from the Sponsor can have a real impact of the patient’s experience in the trial.

We will look at how consent forms sometimes read like a PhD level thesis, how accelerating start-up timelines for studies can have a real impact on a patient’s inclusion in a trial, how the face of cancer has changed, how the squeaky wheel gets the oil (big hospital versus small centers settings), the burden of some of the trial assessments, what happens to the patient after the trial and much more.

“Please join me in this open discussion of the challenges we face and how we can make things better for the patients.” – Caroline


Caroline Boisvert holds a Masters Degree in Pharmacology and a DESS in Drug Development from Université de Montréal. She has been working in Clinical Research in Oncology for almost 9 years at Novartis and was a Clinical Research Associate prior to becoming a Clinical Study Manager in 2013.

She manages trials in both Hematology and Oncology (solid tumors) but has specialized in the management of Breast Cancer trials ranging from phase 1 to 4.

She also holds a position at Université de Montréal in the Pharmacy Department as a Mentor/Tutor for clinical research students as well as a Lecturer in Human Physiology.

Who is invited?

Professionals in the following industries: pharmaceuticals, CROs, biotechnology, medical technology, health care and biomedical research, as well as people seeking opportunities to enlarge their professional network in life science industries.

When and Where?

6:30pm to 9pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Le Pourvoyeur gastropub, 184 Jean Talon St E, Montreal, QC H2R 1S7



$15 (up to 48h before the event) / $20 regular price

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