Clinical Trials of the Future

September 29, 2020
8:30 to 10:00 AM EST
12:30 to 2:00 PM GMT

In this plenary session at World Vaccine Congress Washington, panelists will discuss how to incorporate innovation into vaccine clinical trials, including:

  • How to apply information from the field to ongoing and future vaccine trials
  • Use of real-world evidence for vaccine efficacy
  • Regulatory perspectives in new development areas

Moderator

Beth-Ann Coller, Executive Director, Global Clinical Development – Vaccines, Merck

Panelists

  • Claudia Christian, Vice President, Global Clinical Operations , FHI Clinical
  • Jeff Roberts, Associate Director, Scientific Affairs, Office of Vaccines, FDA
  • Dr Todd Wilson, Director, Early Clinical Development, GSK Vaccines

FHI Clinical Panelist

Senior Vice President,
Clinical Operations, FHI Clinical

With more than 25 years of experience, Claudia Christian has held positions in pharmaceutical, biotech and CRO industries across multiple indications. Since 2014, she has devoted her expertise full-time to infectious disease research, including managing multiple study protocols and developing sites across West Africa during the Ebola outbreak response. Since that time, she has managed millions of dollars in federally and privately funded grants as well as commercially funded vaccine and other therapeutic studies.

As Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations, Claudia leads the overall direction and strategic implementation of program execution for all clinical research activities at FHI Clinical.

Claudia holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Trinity College-Hartford and a master’s certification in Education from Saint Joseph College.

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