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DIA 2021 Global Annual Meeting

UBC Lunch and Learn: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective on Decentralized Study Design

Session Chair(s)



  • United BioSource Corporation, United States
The biopharmaceutical industry is rapidly adopting methodologies that decentralize research by harnessing transformative data acquisition and patient engagement thus taking the research beyond the walls of the legacy study setting. To truly realize the promise of decentralized research models, a dynamic array of technological capabilities, traditional research core competencies, and innovative study design expertise is required.

UBC and Thread will be hosting an open discussion about the current techniques and strategies that are occurring in decentralized research. Join this multi-disciplinary team as they explore operational challenges, technical solutions, and design considerations.

  • The intersection between technology and practical decentralized protocol design
  • Optimized data acquisition in DCTs with patient mediated medical record release and healthcare data interoperability
  • Selection of the appropriate hardware and successful integration of modernized data collection modalities into study design
  • Direct to patient recruitment strategies
  • Real-world case studies for the design and conduct of successful decentralized trials
  • Patient focused study design tactics that enrich the patient experience and drive retention


Justin  Wilson

Justin Wilson

  • Director, Software Development & Technology
  • UBC, United States
Aaron  Berger, PMP

Aaron Berger, PMP

  • Vice President, US Late Stage Operations and Real World Evidence
  • UBC, United States
John  Reites

John Reites

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • THREAD, United States