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What’s New with Medidata NEXT New York 2022?

Nov 09, 2022 - 3 min read
What’s New with Medidata NEXT New York 2022?

Medidata NEXT is the premier event in life sciences—connecting the industry’s most innovative thinkers and enabling tomorrow’s breakthroughs. It’s a can’t-miss opportunity to join hundreds of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device professionals, as well as patient advocates, to shape the future of life sciences.
And this year, NEXT is more immersive and engaging than ever before. Here’s what you need to know about the highly anticipated NEXT New York 2022.

NEXT New York Returns In-Person to Spring Studios

It’s been three years since the last in-person NEXT took place in November 2019. At the start of the pandemic, the Medidata Global Marketing team quickly shifted to a virtual event framework to make sure the life sciences community could still meet to map the future in 2020 and 2021.

But now, the industry is ready to come back together again—live and in-person—for NEXT New York 2022! And we’re returning to a familiar space: Spring Studios in downtown Manhattan. Spring Studios is a state-of-the-art event space with breathtaking panoramic views of New York City.

Medidata co-CEOs, Sastry Chilukuri and Rama Kondru, discuss NEXT’s in-person return.


The Evolution of NEXT

NEXT has come a long way since its inception 16 years ago in Thousand Oaks, California. Back then, it was known as Medidata User Group (MUG) and offered a way for industry figures to connect and ask questions. Now, NEXT is a must-attend for life sciences leaders. And this year, we’re debuting some new experiences for attendees.

More Immersive, Interactive, & Engaging

NEXT New York 2022 is experiential. There are new and exciting surprises to explore throughout our event space at Spring Studios. Attendees can create a personalized sound ID and digital poster using AI, as well as build their own personal brand with new headshots and curated questions to help harness their own value prop in our Bio Zone. They can also participate in a calming sound bath—proven to shift brainwaves into a state of relaxation—curated by certified sound therapy practitioner, Nate Martinez.

In alignment with Medidata’s key values, a central focus of this year’s NEXT is patient centricity. Attendees can meet-and-greet advocates from our Patient Insights Board and experience our on-site Patient Insights Studio to see how the patient voice shapes clinical trial solutions. There will also be an opportunity to write a personal card with words of encouragement to patients undergoing cancer treatment as part of our partnership with UpCancer. Additionally, attendees can stop by our CSR booth to share how they solve the impossible for patients and add a song to an inspirational playlist.

Medidata and its parent company, Dassault Systèmes, are also excited to share VORTHEx: The Virtual Oncology Radiotherapy Hartmann Experience with NEXT attendees. This revolutionary simulated experience helps patients better understand their oncology procedure through a virtual twin of an operating room equipped with the latest version of the fully automated CyberKnife® robot. VORTHEx was developed in collaboration with a major private radiotherapy center in Paris and will be evaluated during an upcoming clinical trial in 2023.

Come Solve Your Impossible

NEXT New York is packed with content, from keynotes and interactive breakouts to product demos. 250 companies will be in attendance, including executives from Merck, PPD, Bayer, Stryker, Janssen, Moderna, and more.

Thought Leadership Keynotes

This year’s keynote themes are Tomorrow’s Trials Today and Solving Your Impossible: Enabling Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs. Our keynote sessions explore how to harness the momentum of the last few years to develop more accessible trials, while leveraging AI and data to gain deeper insights into treatment efficacy.

Attendees will hear from industry experts, including public health physician, professor, and health policy expert, Vin Gupta, MD and physician, biologist, and author, Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD. See the full NEXT agenda here.

Engaging Breakout Sessions

Medidata leaders will be joined by some of the top minds in life sciences and healthcare. Over 60 speakers will come together to explore innovation across the clinical trial landscape throughout 50+ breakout sessions; topics include the data management revolution, scaling decentralized trials, driving diverse enrollment, and more. Attendees can also engage and participate in select roundtable discussions.

Exclusive Product Demos

The 2022 NEXT Innovation Lounge will feature product booths and 30+ demos of Medidata offerings. These solutions support organizations in their pre-clinical and commercialization efforts. Staffed by industry-leading consultants, the booths are an opportunity for attendees to discover new products, collaborate and connect with colleagues, and get their questions answered by product experts.

Discover What’s NEXT

Browse the agenda, see featured speakers, and learn more about NEXT on our website.

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