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07:30 – 08:00 Registration
08:00 – 08:45Tech Breakfast Briefing

If you are wondering what your data would look like on blockchain, then is the session for you. Get a full understanding of the technology design and the use cases for clinical trials applications.

Speaker: TBA
This session is open to all attendees and will include breakfast.
08:50 – 09:00Opening Remarks
Speaker: Maria Palombini, Director, Communities and Opportunities Development, IEEE Standards Association
09:00 – 09:45Keynote Presentation
An Integrated and Compliant Healthcare System with Blockchain
Speaker: Dr. Vahan Simonyan
Lead Scientist, HIVE
R&D Director of Bioinformatics, FDA
Adjunct Professor, George Washington University
09:45 – 10:30The Patient-Centered Blockchain for an Effective Engagement Approach
Speaker: Munther Baara, Head of New Clinical Paradigm, Pfizer
10:45 – 11:15Morning Break
Speak with the technologists developing cutting-edge approaches to utilizing blockchain for advancing innovation in clinical trials operations.
11:15 – 12:00The Role of Smart Contracts in Managing E-Consent for Patient Privacy On and Off the Blockchain
The challenges and opportunities in utilizing smarts contracts for e-consent on and off the blockchain. Critical legal, technical and compliant questions to be addressed in this session. How to provide e-consent to the patients, need to get the signatures from all the participants involved. This is the process. It’s still in the early stages.
Speaker: Basker Gummadi
, Clinical Innovations, Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Speaker: Houman Shadab
, Professor, New York Law School; Co-Director, Accord Project
12:00 – 12:30The Status of the Electronic Health Record and What It Means for Clinical Research?
Speaker: TBA
12:30 – 13:15Networking Lunch
Attendee Mingle Time with peers and technologists
13:15 – 14:00The New Face of Clinical Trial Data Integrity with Blockchain
Speakers: TBA
14:00 – 15:15Taking Sides on the Uses and Challenges for Blockchain in Clinical Trials

Side A: Use Case Patient Engagement - Mentor 1
Side B: Smart Contracts for e-Consent – Mentor 2
Side C: Use Case – Data Integrity – Mentor 3

Each side will be led by a tech mentor. Mentors will present the outcomes of their respective side.

Session Moderator: Maria Palombini
15:15 – 15:30Afternoon Power Break
Meet with technology start-ups or review the white boards for voting.
Afternoon Coffee, Tea and Treats will be served during this time
15:30 – 16:00Navigating the Regulatory Road Ahead with Blockchain
Speaker: TBA
16:00 – 16:45Bridging the Gap Between Two Key Partners: Patient and Pharma with Blockchain
A fire-side chat with two patient advocacy group leaders on the opportunities and challenges with patient-driven data approach on the blockchain.
Speaker: TBA
16:45 – 17:00Closing Remarks
Next Steps, Taking What we Learned Today and Making it Work for the Industry
Speaker: Maria Palombini, IEEE-SA
17:00 – 18:15The White Board Blockchain Challenge Networking Reception:
Public vs Private
Four outstanding finalists will present their white board reference model on a public or private blockchain application for clinical trials. After the attendees votes are in a winner will be named.