Optimizing eConsent for Patient Centricity

Sponsored by: CRF Health

Focused on:

  • Econsent

Date: 13 December

Days to go: 59

Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Most informed consent forms are not patient focused and do not support the needs of the study participant! Use of electronic consent can help improve the current paper document approach, but there is more to it than just replacing paper with a multi-media eConsent. What does it take to make eConsent patient centric?

Patient centricity related to informed consent focuses on better understanding how people absorb information to make an informed decision about participating in a study, and also supporting them throughout the trial. Sure, eConsent can give a better user experience than paper and better support sites and sponsors related to compliance, tracking, monitoring and knowledge testing, but these do not directly relate to patient centricity. We are missing the mark and opportunity to really improve consent. Data shows that with patient centricity we have better recruitment, retention, and better data!

Come to this presentation and hear from the experts as they share their data and expertise on how to best support patient centricity through eConsent. You will learn what aspects of eConsent are essential for supporting this. Better yet, come learn from the experts on what are best practices for the design, process, and presentation of electronic informed consent. You will be surprised as to what matters most as they answer key questions like:

• What multimedia components really matter and how should they best be designed?
• Where do we best use text within eConsent?
• How do we get our team members to value a patient centric approach to improving consent?

Presented by

Sandra “SAM” Sather, MS, BSN, CCRA, CCRC,

Regulatory and Quality, CRF Health

SAM has over 30 years of clinical experience, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master of Science degree in Education with a Specialization in Training and Performance Improvement. She has served many roles in clinical research, including site study coordinator and manager, sponsor and CRO monitor, quality assurance auditor, risk manager, trainer, and performance management consultant. SAM has held clinical research industry certifications for over 15 years by the Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). She is a current member of the ACRP Academy Board of Trustees, and Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC). SAM is a frequent subject matter expert for GCP regulation and speaker at industry conferences. Sam has authored many competency-based curriculums for various clinical research stakeholders.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Identify what components of eConsent support patient centricity
  • Recognize best practices for the design of an eConsent solution to best support the study patient
  • List what aspects of eConsent best support recruitment, retention and compliance


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