We are excited to announce that Kenneth A. Getz, Chairman of the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation CISCRP, and Senior Research Fellow and Assistant Research Professor at the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, will be the Keynote Speaker at this year’s OpenClinica Global Conference, May 8-9 at the Metro Meeting Centers—101 Federal St. in downtown Boston.

The OpenClinica Global Conference brings together users, developers, and other stakeholders from this community to share knowledge and best practices. The event features lectures, case studies, tutorials, panel discussions, posters, and technical demonstrations.

Mr. Getz’s keynote presentation, titled Driving Biopharmaceutical Innovation through Integrated and Open Communities, builds on his unique perspective as a recognized authority on drug development best practices and innovation. “The sustainability of drug development desperately depends on new models of innovation,” said Mr. Getz. “Open, integrated and engaged communities and projects hold tremendous promise for helping to address this need.”

Mr. Getz is known for his work studying drug R&D management practices; pharmaceutical and biotechnology company operating models; and global investigative site, outsourcing, and study volunteer practices, trends and policies. He is also the founder and owner of CenterWatch, a leading publisher in the clinical trials industry. Mr. Getz has authored two nationally recognized books on clinical trials and serves on the boards of the Institute of Medicine’s Clinical Research Roundtable, the DIA Foundation, the Consortium to Examine Clinical Research Ethics, and the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative. He is on the editorial boards of Contemporary Clinical Trials, Research Practitioner, and the Drug Information Journal and writes a bi-monthly column for Applied Clinical Trials.

More information about the OpenClinica Global Conference and the updated conference program is available online at: https://www.openclinicaconference.org.