Participating in a clinical trial is often an extraordinary chance for patients in needs, sometimes, the only one they have. However, it can constitute a real challenge for the patients to attend all visits the study requires. Homecare visits have been designed to lessen this burden and improve the quality of life of patients. Indeed, some study-related visits can now take place in a location of choice of the subject (workplace, home, vacations, etc.), providing comfort and privacy to the patient. Implementing homecare visits has shown to not only improve the compliance and the retention of the patients in the study but also to increase subject enrolment as the sites can consider extending their research to further location. Furthermore the COVID pandemic has highlighted an additional advantage of homecare visits. This allowed the patient to continue their treatment without risking being contaminated by coming to the study site. Finally, homecare visits lessen the burden on Investigator Sites and free up site staff for other activities.

During this session, the lecturer will share her experience in providing homecare visits for patients enrolled in clinical trials, in both Europe and UK.

This sharing experience session aims to inform you about the possibility of bringing the clinical research to patient´s home, and how this service can improve the retention and quality of life of patients enrolled in clinical trials.

The lecturer will first provide a short introduction of clinical trials and encountered challenges, for which homecare visits could be a solution. The entire process of home trial services from the set-up of the study to the close-out will be described. This service requires the intervention of different stakeholders: sponsor, study sites, homecare nurses, specialty couriers, study labs, etc. The lecturer will describe how to successfully collaborate with all these parties all together and make those homecare visits a success. Contract, local regulation, and data protection will be also discussed. The training will end with common issues that can be encountered at a daily basis and their solutions. Of course, the value of these home visits during the COVID pandemic will be mentioned as those became at some point the only way patients could continue participating in some trials.

The online session will be covering the following aspect:

  • Short introduction of clinical trials and encountered challenges
  • Homecare visit concept and its advantages
  • How to setup homecare visits:
    • The different Stakeholders
    • Agreements and contracts
    • Regulation: Data Protection and country-related regulations
    • The process, in theory
    • The process, in reality
    • Daily issues and solutions
  • COVID pandemic and homecare services

This session will be followed by an open discussion with the attendees.

This online session targets any person who is working in clinical trials or anyone who is interested in solutions to improve the quality of life of patients who are enrolled in clinical studies. From the patients themselves, to representatives, to nurses, physician, Principal Investigators, study nurses, Clinical Trial Operation staff, Pharmaceutical or biotech companies.


Participant’s experience

The sharing experience session is open to anyone who is interested in bringing trials to patients. A basic knowledge of clinical trials is required.

This session constitutes a sharing experience. It will be interactive, technical information will be provided together with lots of concrete examples.

Daniel Schulz

Daniel Schulz

Homecare Trial Coordinator at Emovis GmbH
After I finished high school in 2002, I served almost 2 years in the German armed forces as paramedic/medical orderly. During that time, I discovered that I was interested in medical tasks and of taking care of people who need it. Following that time, I started in 2005 my apprenticeship as nurse. I was able to finish this successfully in 2008. Directly after this I started to work at a clinical study site as Study Coordinator and was the head of clinical study ambulance until 2012. In 2012 the company established the new department for homecare visits in clinical trials and I’m part of this since than as Homecare Trial Coordinator.

Online training in 1 module

30 March 2023 from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm CET

After the registration, you will receive all details about the connection.

The course will proceed with a minimum number of participants. Should this number not be reached the registered participants will be notified one week prior to the commencement of the course.

Early Bird: € 405,00* (until 09 March 2023)

Ordinary: € 535,00

Freelance – Academy – Public Administration**: € 305,00

 for Italian companies: +22% VAT

**Early Bird discount not applicable to Freelance – Academy – Public Administration fee

The fee includes: tuitions, organizational office assistance, teaching materials and attendance certificate that will be sent after the training via e-mail.

Early bird
Acquistabile fino al 09/03/2023
Acquistabile fino al 29/03/2023
Freelance – Academy – Public Administration
Acquistabile fino al 29/03/2023

Versione Stampabile
Cosa saprai fare dopo il corso
Risultato atteso
Understand the advantages of homecare visits
Risultato atteso
Have a clear understanding of who are the main actors involved in such services
Risultato atteso
Understand the logistic and organization required behind this service
Risultato atteso
Know the main regulatory aspects to take in account before starting homecare visits in different countries

<p><span>Online interactive training on Zoom platform. </span></p>
<p><em>LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before the training.</em></p>

Online interactive training on Zoom platform. 

LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before the training.

<p><span>Online interactive training on Zoom platform. </span></p>
<p><em>LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before the training.</em></p>