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T3: Tech, Trials and Transformation

August 8-9, 2019  |  The Inn at Penn  |  Philadelphia, PA

Please join Avoca at T3: Trials, Tech and Transformation where we will be speaking and participating on a panel.

T3 provides a platform to industry insights and patient perspectives on the major shifts occurring within the clinical trial space. By attending, you will gain insight into how the industry can evolve through clinical innovations that have the ability to transform current trial methodologies into successfully robust and patient-centric recruitment, engagement, and retention plans.


Join Avoca for the following sessions:




DAY ONE  |  Thursday, August 8, 2019  |  11:00am

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future Evolution of Partnerships and Collaborations — Accelerate Timelines, Reduce Costs and Increase Engagement and Success in Your Clinical Trials


  • Dr. Shiko Ben-Menahem, PhD, Senior Researcher and Lecturer, ETH Zurich; Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York University Stern School of Business


  • Joseph Kim, BS, MBA, Sr. Advisor, Patient Experience and Design Innovation, Design Hub Foundations, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Dennis Salotti, MS, MBA, CCRA, Chief Operating Officer, The Avoca Group
  • Cynthia Verst, PharmD, President, Drug Development and Innovation, IQVIA
  • MarlaJan Wexler, BSN, RN, CPN, Patient and Survivor, CEO/Founder, Luck Fupus, LLC., Registered Nurse, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

DAY ONE  |  Thursday, August 8, 2019  |  4:15pm

Track A: Transformative Technology and Applications for Clinical Trials

PRESENTATION: State of the Industry Report — Analysis of The Avoca Group’s Survey of Emerging Technology and Data Sources in Clinical Trials

Dennis Salotti, MS, MBA, CCRA, Chief Operating Officer, The Avoca Group

  • The Avoca Group will share findings from its 2018 research on innovating clinical trials with improved technology. Approximately 300 individuals from sponsor and provider companies were surveyed to assess and quantify familiarity and usage across a variety of new and emerging technologies and data sources, including those used for patient engagement and enrollment, decision support tools, risk-based oversight tools and technologies, wearables/sensors, and location-flexible/virtual trials. Qualitative data from the research includes common challenges and recommendations on what Providers and Sponsors can do to improve widespread adoption.