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Final programme announced


August 6th – Advanstar Communications, publisher of Applied Clinical Trials magazine, has announced the programme for the 14th annual Applied Clinical Trials European Summit & Networking Forum 2007. The programme, developed by a select Advisory Board of experienced practitioners, includes a broad spectrum of topics delivered through a series of seminars, plenary sessions and interactive workshops.

Taking place at the Sofitel Berlin Schweizerhof, Germany, the Summit will open on Monday 29 October with a full day of pre-conference seminars running across two tracks. The first will explore the latest developments in electronic data capture, whilst the second will examine the survival of clinical research in Germany in the post-takeover, post-merger era.

This will be followed by four plenary sessions taking place on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 October. Topics to be covered include innovations in clinical trial design, overcoming the challenges of patient recruitment and public perception, recent developments in the regulatory environment for clinical trials and best practice for ensuring the safety of studies.

The plenary sessions will be followed by a series of three-track interactive workshops, delivering the latest thinking on challenges at investigator’s sites, effective trial management and running trials in sites across Central and Eastern Europe and Asia.

The expert speaker line-up includes academics and practitioners from across Europe from companies including Altana Pharma, Analytica International, Astellas Pharma, AstraZeneca R&D, Bayer Schering Pharma, BBK Worldwide, Bristol Myers Squibb, Chengdu Jinhanfang Technology, Comac Medical, Conventis, DGPharMed, Eisai Research & Development Company, EMEA, F Hoffmann-La Roche, Geelen & Geelen, German Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (VFA), German Federal Institute for Drugs & Medical Devices, GlaxoSmithKline, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Medical Research Network, MedicoLegal Investigations, Medidata Solutions Worldwide, Metronomia Clinical Research, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, MRC Laboratories, NicOx, NNIT, Novartis Pharma, Novo Nordisk, Nycomed, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe, PAREXEL, Penthecilia, PFC Pharma Focus, Pharmaceutical Research Associates, PharmaNet, Pharmaplex, PharmaProjekthaus, PRA International, Quintiles, RegIntel, RSVP Group, SOCAR Research, Swissmedic, The Barrett Consultancy, Tufts CSDD - Tufts University, University of Glasgow, VSOP (Dutch Genetic Alliance) / EGAN (European Genetic Alliance’s Network) and ZKS Center of Clinical Trials – University Medical Center Freiburg.

For delegate information, contact René Simpson on +44 (0)20 8956 2669 or email

Notes to Editors:
Advanstar Communications ( is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated solutions across a range of industries. Science titles include Applied Clinical Trials, the authoritative, peer-reviewed resource and thought leader for the global community that designs, conducts and monitors clinical trials.

Applied Clinical Trials European Summit: 29 – 31 October, the Sofitel Berlin Schweizerhof, Germany.

There is a 20% Earlybird Booking Discount for bookings taken before 7th September.



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