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Case Study on Centralized Monitoring: The Role of Process and Technology!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: Veeva Systems in Pleasanton

Level: Intermediate


The purpose of a centralized monitoring program is for the clinical team to be able to identify and correct issues quickly. An organization will need well defined processes and technologies to support this goal.

This discussion will focus on how sponsors can define processes and select technologies to support centralized monitoring. This interactive event will allow attendees to discuss and exchange ideas with our expert speakers.

Learning Objectives

  • Best practices and lessons learned from Sponsor implementing Centralized Monitoring;
  • Discuss the use of technology in the Centralized Monitoring process;
  • Interactive discussion on Centralized Monitoring between attendees and speakers.


Tom Dekker Senior Product Manager, Veeva Systems

Tom Dekker Tom Dekker has over ten years of experience as an eClinical developer and product manager. Prior to working for Veeva, he worked on eClinical solutions for Medrio, TrialWorks, Parexel, and Quintiles. He shares the belief that great products are built by listening to the customer and putting them first. Tom is a native to the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently lives in San Ramon with his wife Meagan and children Garrett (10), and Claire (7). Tom enjoys coaching his children's sports, and bike rides up the Iron Horse Trail. While his skills aren't what they used to be, he enjoys playing basketball with friends and five brothers. Tom is proud of working in an industry that helps to speed the development of new medicine and improving all our lives.

Alec Vardy Senior Director, Data Management, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Alec has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 35 years. He entered the industry as a biostatistician, and made the switch to Data Management in 1998. For the last 17 years, Alec has been working in small to medium biotechnology companies in the San Francisco Bay area in a variety of therapeutic areas, and has been involved in several successful drug approvals. In small companies, with limited resource and seemingly ever-changing timelines, efficiency is critical, and Alec has always made infrastructure-building an important component of his work during these last 17 years. At Jazz Pharmaceuticals, he is co-leader of Centralized Monitoring implementation, an activity which he feels could be an industry “game changer” if implemented well.

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