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DPHARM: Disruptive Innovations

Date: Sep 17, 2024 - Sep 18, 2024

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Early Bird Ends July 12th. Click here for more information.

The Most Advanced Conference to Modernize Clinical Research

The 14th Annual DPHARM® offers an unparalleled opportunity to hear senior clinical operations executives and innovative thought leaders unveil the latest innovations on modernizing clinical trials. 

DPHARM faculty challenge the clinical operations community to rethink how clinical research gets done to drive greater inclusivity and value for patients.

Convening 800+ Attendees

DPHARM 2024 features senior clinical operation executives with industry and patient thought leadership, and technologists showcasing the latest innovations in clinical trials driving efficiencies in operational processes and reducing patient, site and physician obstacles to participating in research.​​​​​​​

Senior Clinical Operations Leadership

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Bari Kowal
SVP and Head, Development Operations, Portfolio Management and Biostatistics Data Management
​​​​​​​Regeneron

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Christoph Koenen, MD, MBA, 
Head of Clinical Development and Operations, Pharmaceuticals R&D
Bayer

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Melanie Ivarsson, OBEPhD, MBA
SVP, Chief Development Officer
Moderna

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Andy Lee,
SVP, Head, Global Clinical Trials Operations
Merck

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Siân Ratcliffe, PhD
SVP, Head of Quantitative Sciences and Development Operations
Biogen

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Deirdre BeVard
SVP, R&D Strategic Operations
CSL

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Angela DeLuca, MBA, PMP
VP, Head of Oncology & Cell Therapies Clinical Operations Global Development Office, R&D
​​​​​​​Takeda

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Badhri Srinivasan
Head, Global Development Operations
Novartis

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Candice Fitzgerald
Global Head Clinical Development and Operations Regions
​​​​​​​Boehringer Ingelheim

Patient Disruptors

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Emily Epstein
Patient Advocate​​​​​​​ 

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Yvonne Florence
Patient Advocate

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Patrick Gee Sr, PhD, JLC
Patient Advocate, Founder & Chief Executive Hope Dealer
iAdvocate, Inc

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Sabina Kineen
​​​​​​​Patient Advocate

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 Barry Nelson
​​​​​​​Patient Advocate

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Karen Peterson 
Founder & Chief Patient​​​​​​​ Advocate,
​​​​​​​Karen’s Club

AI and GenAI Trailblazers

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​​​​​​​Syed Haider, PhD
Head of eClinical Business Intelligent Automation and Life Data Sciences
Merck

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David Apfel
Head, External Innovation, R&D Data Science and Digital Health
​​​​​​​Johnson & Johnson 

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Shameer Khader, PhD, MPH
Global Head, Computational Biology Cluster Precision Medicine & Computational Biology, R&D
​​​​​​​Sanofi

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Prasanna Rao
Senior Director, Global Head of AI/ML, Clinical Data Sciences, GPD
Pfizer

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Henry Wei, MD
Head of Development Innovation
​​​​​​​Regeneron

DPHARM Idol Disrupt

DPHARM Idol Disrupt is a series of quick-fire presentations where you see bold and daring startups pitch their disruptive technologies to the most discerning judges. The Q&A provides amazing shared learnings on how to properly assess new technologies.

Congratulations to 2023 Winner, Faro Health!

If you are interested in applying for a spot as a DPHARM Idol Disrupt 2024 presenter, email Meredith@tcfllc.org

DPHARM Commitment

  • DPHARM combines TED-style talks with fireside chats, quick fires, panels and demos presentations showcasing innovations from leading Pharma R&D practitioners and from other industries.
  • DPHARM underscores the promise and challenge of innovation in advancing drug development.
  • DPHARM features new models and collaborations to get therapeutics to patients faster.
  • DPHARM features the full spectrum of clinical research options and utilizes insights more appropriately.
  • DPHARM is dedicated to challenging creative solutions and finding a way to implement them.

2024 Sponsors

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