TriNetX Summit 2017

September 26 – 27, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

Where Healthcare Organizations, BioPharma and CROs Meet

Join us for The TriNetX Summit, our inaugural users conference, being held September 26-27, 2017 at the Liberty Hotel in Boston. The two-day, invitation-only event will bring together TriNetX members from U.S. and International healthcare organizations, biopharma companies and CROs to network, learn from the experience and success of peers, explore utilization of the Network, and guide the company’s product roadmap including design, enhancements and development timelines.


Executives, senior researchers and leaders in clinical trials/operations.

September 25, 2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception

September 26, 2017

7:30 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 9:00 am

Opening Address

Gadi Lachman, Chief Executive Officer, TriNetX

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Fixing the Protocol Design Process

Patricia Brady, Director of Global Feasibility, Sanofi


Steven DraikiwiczSteven Draikiwicz, MD, Clinical Study Director, Sanofi


Martine LewiMartine Lewi, Director Health Information Sciences, Janssen

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Roadmap & Feedback Session

David Fusari, Chief Technology Officer, TriNetX

11:30 am – 12:45 pm


12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Breakout Sessions
(A) – Illuminating Cloaked Issues in Data Quality

Brett Harnett, Director, Center for Health Informatics and Assistant Professor, Field Service, University of Cincinnati

(B) – Opportunities and Challenges of Enrolling Patients by Disease Stage

Earl Seltzer, Director, Global Feasibility, INC Research

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Panel Discussion How Important is Study Site Startup Cycle Time and How Can We Help Sites Get Studies Up-and-Running More Quickly

Laura CorsettiLaura Corsetti, Director, Clinical Trial Planning & Analytics, Celgene


Shirley Helm, Manager of Clinical Research Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University


Daoying-HuDaoying Hu, Associate Director, Global Feasibility, QuintilesIMS


Kim SprengerKim Sprenger, RN BS, Clinical Research Manager, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Manfred Stapff, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, TriNetX

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Breakout Sessions
(C) – Creating and Motivating High-Performance Collaborative Research Teams

Bari Dzomba, PhD, Educational Director for Accreditation Monitoring, Database Analysis, & CQI; and Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences, Penn State University

Tomi Dreibelbis, Senior Director, Educational Affairs, Instructor of Public Health Sciences and Culinary Medicine Director, Penn State University

Cheryl Attinger, Director of Finance for Educational Affairs and Student Aid, Penn State University

(D) – Reducing Screen Failure Rates in Rare Disease Studies

Lisa Bowern, Deputy R&D Manager, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust


Corinna Mossop, R&D Manager, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Keynote – Optimizing Protocol Design to Meet Current and Anticipated Drug Development Operating Conditions

Kenneth A. GetzKenneth A. Getz, MBA, Director of Sponsored Research Programs & Research Associate Professor, Tufts University

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dinner Cruise on Boston Harbor

September 27, 2017

6:00 am – 7:00 am

Morning Rise & Run (Optional)
A 5K Along the Charles River

8:00 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am – 10:00 am

How to Improve Recruitment and Retention—Methods, Tools and Strategies from the CTSA Recruitment Innovation Center

Paul Harris, PhD, Director, Office of Research Informatics, Professor Department of Biomedical Informatics & Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University


Bill BarnettBill Barnett, PhD, Chief Research Informatics Officer, Indiana CTSI and the Regenstrief Institute


Sarah NelsonSarah Nelson, Health Policy Analyst, Vanderbilt University

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Leveraging Genomics Data for Feasibility and Recruitment

Jomol Mathew, PhD, Associate CIO of Research Computing and Data Innovation, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Jack London, PhD, Director of Informatics, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and Research Professor of Cancer Biology, Thomas Jefferson University

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Gadi Lachman, Chief Executive Officer, TriNetX

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm



The two-day event is complimentary to all TriNetX members.

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The Liberty Hotel

The Location

The Liberty Hotel
215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

Our hotel room block at The Liberty is SOLD OUT

A negotiated room rate is available September 24-27 at the AC Hotel Boston Cambridge. Please call Megan Gagne at 857-320-2465 and reference TriNetX to receive the discounted rate.

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