Virtual FDA Conference: FDA Clinical Trial Requirements, Regulations, Compliance and GCP Conference

*All times are in Eastern Time Zone

Day 1

11:00 AM ET: FDA Welcome and Opening Comments

Eric Pittman, Program Director BIMO West, FDA
The speaker will address the mission of FDA and the role of the FDA District Office and the BIMO Program Division relative to the Bioresearch Monitoring Program.

11:30 AM ET: Knock Knock - The FDA Inspection

Eric Pittman, Program Director BIMO West, FDA
What do you do when a regulatory agency knocks on the door? Turn off the lights? Panic? If you’re prepared, it should be an exercise to ensure that your predesigned systems are working correctly. This presentation will cover FDA Inspections; how to prepare for them and what to do, and expect after the inevitable, ‘Knock, Knock’.

12:30-12:40 PM Break and Q&A

12:40 - 1:40 PM ET: What FDA Expects in a Pharmaceutical Clinical Trial

Ryan Raffaelli, MD, Medical Officer, Office of Scientific Investigations, Office of Compliance, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA
The regulations regarding clinical trials are clear and published. FDA guidance, policies, and requirements abound. The speaker will offer a discussion of the FDA’s oversight of the conduct of pharmaceutical clinical research, including trends FDA has found when comparing research with FDA standards for design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analysis, and reporting of clinical trials.

1:40 - 2:10 Break and Q&A

2:10 PM ET: 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

Christian Shenouda, MD, Medical Officer, Office of Scientific Investigations, Office of Compliance, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA
This session offers discussion of Part 11 compliance, including scope, implementation, and definitions. The regulations in Part 11 establish the criteria under which the agency considers electronic records, handwritten and electronic signatures executed to electronic records to be trustworthy, reliable, and generally equivalent to paper records and handwritten signatures executed on paper.

Day 2

11:00 AM ET: Building Quality into the System

CDR Gene Gunn, MSPH, Investigator (Bioresearch Monitoring Specialist), FDA
Quality in clinical studies is an overarching objective that must be built into a study at the beginning through proactive compliance, rather than attempting to inspect the quality into a study after it has been conducted. This talk will focus on the ways to increase the quality of the data generated during a study and will touch on what FDA Investigators look at during inspections to ensure the quality of data submitted to the Agency.

12:00 - 12:10 PM ET: Q&A and Break

12:10 PM ET: Medical Device Aspects of Clinical Research

Cynthia Bushee, BSN, Consumer Safety Officer, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA
The speaker will discuss how studies with investigational devices differ from those with drugs and biologics. These differences can create issues, especially for companies that may have dealt only with pharmaceuticals in the past. There are some similarities between devices and drugs and biologics. Device differences include the nature of firms and studies, statutory distinctions, and regulatory distinctions.

1:10 - 1:40 PM ET: Q&A and Break

1:40 PM ET: Sponsor Oversight of Decentralized Clinical Trials

Debra Boyd-Seale PhD, Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer, BIMO West, FDA

Dr. Boyd-Seale will provide an overview of decentralized clinical trials (DCTs) along with the FDA’s current regulations and guidance. The presentation will address the perceived and/or actual benefits and challenges of decentralized clinical trials. Dr. Boyd-Seale will discuss the Sponsor’s oversight of DCTs and key issues to consider.

2:40 PM ET: COVID-19 Guidance Updates
Andrace DeYampert, MS, Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer, BIMO West, FDA

Day 3

11:00 AM ET: Clinical Investigations

Julian Hanson, FDA Investigator/Consumer Safety Officer, BIMO West, FDA
The speaker will explain the responsibilities of the Clinical Investigator including the regulations and guidelines to which the FDA expects the Clinical Investigator to adhere in their participation, review and oversight of clinical investigations.

12:00 - 12:10 PM ET: Q&A and Break

12:10 PM ET: Informed Consent

Ruth Williams, Consumer Safety Officer, BIMO West, FDA
This discussion considers regulations addressing the Informed Consent process and documentation from the investigator’s point of view.

1:10 - 1:40 PM ET: Q&A and Break

 1:40 PM ET: BIMO Compliance and Enforcement

Audrey Vigil, Director, Investigations, Division II (West), FDA
This presentation will cover Fiscal Year 2019 metrics and selected regulatory actions taken by the Agency.