Posted by: Audrey Erbes | May 4, 2008

Learn How to Positively Impact Your Clinical Trial Outcomes

Clinical trials are the most expensive component of pharmaceutical drug development. The most important impact on R&D efficiency and productivity, therefore, comes from speeding up and improving clinical trial outcomes. Be sure to check out the upcoming May 13th evening meeting of the Bio2Device Group meeting, May 13th, in Palo Alto.


Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Evening, May 13th, 2008


Speaker: Bev Hudson, MBA, Vice President and General Manager, MedPoint Communications, Inc., Research Services Group

Title:  “How   Training Can Improve Sponsor and Clinical Trial Site Relationships and Positively Impact Trial Outcomes” 

Date and time: Tuesday evening, May 13, 6-9 pm

Note New Schedule:

6:00 to 6:45 pm —Join us for a buffet

6:45 pm — Meeting will begin

9pm– Out the door.

Location: Bay Café, 1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
Register thru Acteva
 by midnight on May 11th to take advantage of a lower registration fee.
Because of limitations on making meal arrangements, we are required to submit the number of attendees earlier than before.

Topic Description

Our speaker Bev Hudson will explore the important role of training in clinical research covering topics:

  • Major gaps in current clinical site training practices
  • Study–specific versus general training for clinical research
  • Training as a value-added benefit to study sites
  • The value of training to sponsors in preventing errors and inquiries
  • Adopting Good Training Practices

Speaker Bio

An occupational therapist by training, Bev transitioned to pharmaceutical sales for Sandoz in 1980.  She spent eleven years at Genentech in sales, sales management and product marketing roles, running the Cystic Fibrosis franchise (Pulmozyme) in her last role. For the past  six  years, Bev has been in senior management roles in the Clinical Trials industry, including General Manager for Mayo Clinical Trial Services, a for-profit business of the Mayo Clinic.

Directions: The Café is located at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf
Course. As you head east on Embarcadero Road from Bayshore(101), you
will pass the driving range on your left and see a sign for the Golf
Course and Bay Café also on your left. Make the immediate left-hand
turn, and then another left into the parking lot. Proceed to the Golf
Course Pro Shop which is at the right –hand side as you face the
golf course- the PA airport will be behind you. When you get to the
Golf Shop, the restaurant will be on your immediate right.





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