For years, Sara worked in a hospital, making care possible for others. Now, after being diagnosed with breast cancer, she was the one in need of care.
The emergence of the global COVID-19 pandemic has driven rapid change in the way that we engage, with unprecedented utilization of virtual platforms across industries. In the clinical trial landscape, virtual communications have quickly become the mainstay of interactions betweenclinical research organizations, sponsors, clinical trial sites, clinicians, and patients.
Virtual meetings share some similarities to in-person meetings, but it’s important to identify, understand and adapt to several key differences to ensure that objectives are met. Often, the focus is primarily on selection of the virtual technology platform; however, in our experience, a great virtual meeting doesn’t happen without careful planning, intentionality and effort.
In this blog we summarize our top tips for conducting successful virtual meetings.
Plan strategically and thoughtfully
Keep attendees engaged
Prepare your presenters
Assign clear roles
Test your technology
It is likely that as people’s views about and confidence in using virtual technology change dramatically in the short term, the approach to interactions with clinical sites and investigators will be reshaped in the long term. Taking a strategic approach to planning and implementing your virtual meetings will ensure that you optimize the engagement, interactions and collaborations with your important clinical trial stakeholders.
How can Parexel support?
Parexel has developed a dedicated suite of virtual communication solutions, and our team is on hand to provide support, guidance and recommendations to ensure the success of your next virtual meeting. Please contact Debbie Hammond (email@example.com) or Nichola Gokool (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
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