The conference will conclude with the Regulatory Hot Topics session, an exciting 75 minutes where you will be able to listen to a panel of top experts from regulatory agencies and industry. The session will include presentations from the panelists, as well as a discussion of regulatory hot topics in statistics.
The panel will consist of:
· Anja Schiel, Senior advisor at the Norwegian Medicines Agency
· Chrissie Fletcher, VP, Specialty & Primary Care Statistics at GSK
· David Wright, Head of Statistical Innovation, DS&AI, BioPharma R&D, AstraZeneca, Cambridge, UK
· Florian Lasch, Biostatistician Specialist at the European Medicines Agency
The panelists have chosen their hottest topics and will share their thoughts on those;
- Chrissie plans to discuss different aspects of innovation in clinical trials based on feedback from recent multi-stakeholder workshops. This includes the progress achieved to date, where key challenges remain, and how new initiatives will continue to advance innovation in clinical trials in the future.
- Anja will focus on how we can revert the unfortunate trend to incentivise ‘minimum evidence’ and instead return to ‘better evidence with smarter study designs’. She will discuss the misalignment between regulators and those Stakeholders that require relative effectiveness (which includes HTAs but also Physicians and Patients). She’ll also touch on study designs that can help to generate better evidence with still fewer patients as well as the role the Methodology Working Party (MWP).
- Florian will present on emerging data uses in the European regulatory system. This includes the increased use of real world healthcare, the use of Individual Patient Data from clinical trials as part of the assessment of Marketing Authorization Applications and structuring clinical trial protocols in the context of ICH M11.
- David will reflect on methodological issues with Decentralized Trials and the “validation” of Novel Endpoints. The COVID-19 pandemic forced ongoing trials to use alternative methods of data collection. What lessons were learnt and has this really accelerated the use of these alternative approaches in confirmatory clinical trials? Can drug development become more agile to changes in methods of data collection and to changes in measures of clinical benefit?
In addition, the regulatory SIG would like some challenging Questions from the audience
, including real-life case studies suitable to be discussed by the panel. If you know of a suitable topic or have a question, then please contact the Regulatory SIG using this email address: email@example.com