Decentralised trials - practical considerations when transitioning from a traditional study model.

Course objectives

The last few months have changed the way we live and work. We have all had to get used to new ways of working and it’s no surprise that it has also accelerated the move to new ways of conducting clinical trials.

ICON is proud to sponsor a workshop hosted by the Pharmaceutical Contract Management Group (PCMG) focused on a model that has emerged as important to make trials more resilient now and into the future.  The workshop will explore the considerations in evaluating whether a decentralised or hybrid trials approach is right for a study and provide practical advice on key elements of planning, operational execution and technology requirements.  It will also cover aspects of the contracting process including defining the project scope and vendor selection.

Breakout sessions will provide a forum for interactive peer discussion and an opportunity to share insight on experience to date. Please feel free to share this opportunity with other colleagues especially in the procurement and outsourcing functions.

Topics covered include

- Defining and understanding the concept of decentralised trials
- Evaluating when to deploy a decentralised approach
- Assessing clinical monitoring models – on-site, remote, centralised
- Patient insight on decentralised trials
- Logistics and distribution models for clinical supply direct to patient
- Contracting and budgets overview
- Technological considerations


E.B. McLindon

Senior Vice President, Site & Patient Solutions

E.B. McLindon is an accomplished senior executive with proven ability to build, develop and manage businesses.  Utilising a background in finance and technology, he helped create Accelovance, a CRO that owns and operates clinical research sites.  E.B. is  passionate about engaging patients – either directly through outreach or through site development, and simplify the research journey for both patients and sites


  • Free to PCMG Members
  • Non-members can join either as an associate member: £150 plus VAT, or a full member: £450 plus VAT

These fees will cover the member for the remainder of 2020 and all of 2021.  


Registration will be handled by the organisers : Link to register