Successfully Implementing DCTs by Medidata

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Successfully Implementing DCTs by Medidata

On the night of Thursday, March 16th, we will be having our next Executive DCT dinner meet-up to explore proven approaches for successful DCT implementation from the sponsor, site and patient perspective!   

We’ve listened to your feedback and evolved the discussion to include:

  • Site experiences on adding new tech into existing workflows
  • Large Pharma use cases of successful DCT execution 
  • Patient perspective from those who have participated in DCTs 

. The evening will provide you with:

  • New strategies for handling the change management required for DCT adoption 
  • Ways to avoid the pitfalls of poor site and patient experience
  • Considerations for new DCT technology implementation

Location:   The Metuchen Country Club
                   244 Plainfield Road, Edison, NJ 08820
Date:          Thursday, Mar 16th 
Time:          6:00PM – 9:00PM EST

This is a unique opportunity to learn about industry best practices while meeting new industry colleagues in your area who are also delivering on DCTs.

Space is limited, please register.

Speakers will include:

Michael Tucker
Managing Partner, Patient Cloud, Medidata

Michael is a Managing Partner of Medidata’s Patient Cloud solutions team, providing leadership and expertise as an advisor to clients, partners, and the Medidata teams as a subject matter expert in decentralized clinical trials and patient centric technologies. Over the last decade, Michael has worked collaboratively with sponsors, CROs, regulators, ethics committees and researchers around the world to pioneer the use of decentralization technologies to support fundamental changes in the way we conduct clinical trials. His 30+ year career in medical research includes nearly a decade with the US government conducting and supporting surgical & preclinical research and more than two decades working in the commercial sector to provide technology solutions that improve and support preclinical and clinical research. Michael has been a participant in two clinical trials, bringing a unique perspective to the use of clinical technologies. Michael is a decorated veteran of the United States Navy and resides in Austin, Texas where he also serves his community as an elected public official.


Alicia Staley
VP, Patient Engagement, Medidata 

Alicia has over 20 years of experience in software design and information systems management. She has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Syracuse University and from Boston University with a Masters of Information Systems and an MBA. At Medidata, Alicia works to infuse the patient perspective throughout the product development lifecycle and help engage patients in novel ways.

Alicia is also a three-time cancer survivor, first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease as a sophomore during college. Over the past 10 years, she’s applied her engineering background to improve the patient experience for those dealing with cancer. With an extensive network of patient advocates and non-profit organizations, she collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders to help improve processes and policies that impact cancer care. 

An early adopter of social media, she co-founded #BCSM, which attracts over 1,000 global participants each week to its scheduled online discussions. Since its launch, #BCSM has been showcased at SXSW in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017 and is recognized as the gold standard for disease-specific social media networks. She’s co-led numerous research studies on how patients share information in online forums.

As a champion of patient advocacy and engagement, she understands the critical issues facing patients seeking to engage in clinical research. With a keen focus on improving access to clinical trials, Alicia is passionate about making a difference for patients seeking clinical trials.