Career Day "Clinical Research"


June 8th, 2018

DKFZ Communication Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg

June 7th - Satellite events

11:00 - 11:30 Online Seminar by Martijn Bijker (FSTP) "from SCIENCE to PHARMA"

13:30 - 15:30 Workshop by Andreas Eisenmenger (NCT Trial Center) - "Short Introduction to Pharmaceutical Development and Job Profiles - Roles, Responsibilities and Qualifications"

The interactive seminar will give a basic overview on Pharmaceutical Research and Development as well as Clinical Trials: Trial types, trial phases and their prerequisites concerning roles, responsibilities and qualifications needed. Special attention will be paid to the role of project managers in clinical trials and clinical monitors (CRA). Participants should feel free to bring their individual questions concerning roles, qualifications, and possibilities for further education, being addressed in the seminar as far as possible.
Participating scientists will be able to assess where their clinical or preclinical work fits into the whole process of research and development of new drugs and treatments. They know qualifications needs, educational opportunities, and job perspectives offered in this field.


June 8th - Career Day

08:30 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 09:45 Session 1: From bench to bedside: all you need to know about clinical research

  • Opening remarks Prof. Baumann, Scientific Director (DKFZ)
  • Opening remarks Agata Bloswick, Senior Director Project Management (Covance)
  • Stefan Pusch (DKFZ) and Lukas Bunse (Heidelberg University Hospital)

09:50 - 10:20 Coffee break

10:25 - 11:45 Session 2: Clinical Research Management

  • Aurora De Ponti, Senior Global Trial Manager (Novartis)
  • Carmen Lilla, Associate Medical Director Oncology (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
  • Sabine Brutlach, Clinical Project Manager (CureVac)
  • Ruth Merkle, Manager Technology & Clinical Liaisons (Hummingbird Diagnostics)

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 13:30 Round table I (A. De Ponti, C. Lilla, S. Brutlach, R. Merkle)

13:30 - 14:30 Session 3: Monitoring clinical trials

  • Christian Stoy, Senior CRA (PPD)
  • Tairi Aljand, In-House CRA (PRA Health Sciences)
  • Agata Bloswick, Senior Director Project Management (Covance)

14:30 - 15:30 Coffee break & round table II (Ch. Stoy, T. Aljand, A. Bloswick, G. Isbary, N. Gupta)

15:35 - 17:00 Session 4: Medical affairs and communication in clinical research

  • Georg Isbary, Medical Therapeutic Area Lead CIT (Roche)
  • Antonio Garreta, Global Strategic Medical Liaison (Bayer)
  • Philipp Kulozik, Medical Scientific Liaison Manager (Novartis)
  • Closing remarks

17:00 Networking & drinks

Opening remarks Prof. Baumann, Scientific Director and Chairman of DKFZ




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