12th Clinical Research Conference

"Promoting clinical trials in practice"

Over recent years, major statutory changes have been made to promote clinical trials in Greece. However, the lack of a suitable mentality, and the existence of considerable bureaucracy, especially at hospital level, continue to impact the organizations involved.

It is no coincidence that in the period 2019-2022 there was a major increase in the number of clinical trials approved by the Ethics Committee of Greece’s National Organization for Medicines. The figure rose from 134 in 2018 to 262 in 2022 – all at a time when the pandemic was taking place. There are also positive expectations for 2023, with a further increase expected.

Of course, serious challenges still remain. Changes in the political leadership of the Ministry of Health have raised reasonable concerns about whether the issue of clinical trials will become a priority for government policy or will see it lost in the shallows of the not too distant past.

The 12th Clinical Research Conference #crco23 entitled “Promoting clinical trials in practice” will be held on 5 December 2023 by ethosEVENTS in collaboration with the magazine Pharma & Health Business & the portal virus.com.gr. It will be possible to attend the conference either in person at the Divani Caravel or online through the LiveOn Expo Complex, LiveOn’s innovative 3D exhibition and conference center, the Digital Platform for Business Communication and Events.

The Program Manager is Mr. Emilios Negis, Editor in Chief of the Pharma & Health Business magazine and the portal virus.com.gr.

Two key issues have been identified as immediate priorities:

  • Reform of the so-called “investment clawback” which offsets the automatic rebate against percentages of research and development expenditure (Article 46 of Law 4712/2020 and Article 12 of Law 4965/2022). This provision is now one-sided, and operates to the detriment of clinical trials, blatantly favoring productive investments at a ratio of 10% to 90%.
  • The possibility of establishing an independent Clinical Trials Department within each NHS hospital, something which was recently enacted in Law 5041/2023 (Government Gazette 87/A/8-4-2023).

In the meantime, chronic weaknesses and shortcomings remain:

  • Lack of a central body to coordinate and monitor the progress of clinical trials.
  • Digitization of procedures.
  • Patient information platform.
  • Infrastructure development for phase I clinical trials.
  • Lack of staff and equipment at hospitals to carry out tests as part of the trials.

Key topics:

  • How to set up and run an independent clinical trials department at NHS hospitals.
  • Measures and policies for the promotion of clinical trials in Greece
  • Simplification and standardization of administrative procedures
  • Training / briefing of healthcare professionals and patients
  • What changes need to be made to the current investment clawback arrangements
  • Best practices which have emerged at NHS hospitals.
  • The New European Regulation: What is the impact on Greece?

Audience:

  • representatives of the Ministry of Health
  • representatives of the National Organization for Medicines,
  • representatives of patient associations,
  • renowned scientists,
  • pharmaceutical company executives,
  • representatives of the Hellenic Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine,
  • executives from clinical trials companies (CROs),
  • journalists
Minister of Health
Secretary General for Health Services, Ministry of Health
General Manager, PhARMA Innovation Forum (PIF)
MD, Endocrinology, Diabetes, President of Hellenic Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine (ELEFI)
President HACRO (Hellenic Association of CROs), President & CEO Coronis Research SA
Medical Affairs Enterprise Accounts Greece & Israel, Medtronic
Secretary of HACRO, Head of Clinical Operations, Creative Pharma & HR Services
Head of the Research & Development Department, 7th Health Region (Crete)
Co-founder, COO & CTO, Massive Bio
MPharm, MSci, Clinical Site & Resource Manager – Line Manager, IQVIA
Chief Technical Officer, Computer Solutions
Chief Executive Officer, Computer Solutions
CEO - President of the Board, General Oncology Hospital of Athens "Saint Savvas"
Responsible for the Financial Management of the Clinical Studies Department, “Papageorgiou” General Hospital
QA Director Biotechnology Operations, DEMO S.A. 
Clinical Studies Unit Head Sanofi
General Manager, IQVIA Hellas
CEO-COB “ATTIKON” GENERAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Consultant in Internal Medicine, Pharmaceutical Medicine Consultant, Research & Experimental Development in Medical Sciences Expert, Honorary Member - Past President EL.E.F.I., IFAPP President 
Medical Director, PHARMASERVE – LILLY, Coordinator at SFEE Working Group for Clinical Trials
Journalist, Managing Editor, Pharma & Health Business, virus.com.gr

Silver Sponsors

IQVIA_site

Bronze Sponsors

DEMO_ENG_NEW_SITE

Premium Corporate Participations

JANSSEN_SITE

Corporate Participations

INNEWS

Under the Auspices of

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ESPY
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Communication Sponsors

VIRUS_NEW
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BANKS
GRtimes_logo_site
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BEC_Logo
xrima
xrimaweek
insuranceworld
insuranceworldgr

GOLD SPONSOR (€12,000+ VAT)

  • Sponsors will be prominently featured throughout the conference’s promotional material (e-newsletters, e-mail updates, landing pages, reports, etc.).
  • The option is provided for the publication of an interview of a high-ranking executive in Pharma & Health Business magazine, to be reposted on the virus.com.gr portal.
  • One sponsor executive is entitled to a ten-minute (10) speech.
  • Sponsors are entitled to have an executive participate in a conference panel.
  • The sponsor’s logo (and/or a design containing it) will be prominently featured on the graphics of the conference’s main website and on the graphics of the LiveOn Expo Complex (signs on the building’s exterior, in the Lobby/Zone Αin the VIP Lounge, in the Conference Center Lobby, and in the Conference Center (Auditorium) halls where the event will be broadcast live).
  • Sponsors are entitled to a Premium 3D Digital Stand at the LiveOn Expo Complex Sponsors Hall. The stand will include the following material (up to 30 MB): 1. Company Logo (area where the Sponsor’s corporate sign and brand name will be presented in a photographic composition), 2. Digital Secretariat (area where visitors will be able to leave their contact details, get information on the company profile (500 words maximum), download the company profile and request a meeting with a Sponsor’s representative), 3. Company Video (area where visitors will have access to a company presentation video – of 5′ maximum duration), 4. Product Promotion Placements (2x) (two placements of photographic material where visitors will be able to get information on the company’s products), 5. Meeting Point (where visitors will have the opportunity to meet with company’s representatives who are present at the stand (their profiles will be visible on pop-ups) and interact with them (through pop-ups) by instant chat, instant or scheduled video call, instant or scheduled B2B meeting) and 6. Product Catalogue Placements (2x).
  • At the Digital Stand, up to eight (8) executives of the Sponsor will be able to connect and communicate online. Visitors who request some form of communication with an executive, will automatically be notified of the latter’s contact information (e-business card).
  • They are entitled to space to set up a kiosk, maximum dimensions 3m x 3m, in the lobby of the hotel where the conference will be held.
  • They are entitled to fifty (50) invitations to attend the conference via the LiveOn electronic platform.
  • They are entitled to three (3) eight-person round tables (24 people) in the conference area.
  • Sponsors may opt to screen an advertisement spot (20” maximum duration). This ad spot may be played up to three (3) times during the conference’s advertisement slots.
  • Sponsors will be promoted via the organizer’s social media (Facebook and LinkedIn) with three (3) “featured” posts.
  • They are entitled to include up to (30 MB) of promotional material in the conference’s MyEventXPack (digital tote bag).
  • They shall receive an extensive report of the conference.

SILVER SPONSOR (€9,000 + VAT)

  • Sponsors will be prominently featured throughout the conference’s promotional material (e-newsletters, e-mail updates, landing pages, reports, etc.).
  • The option is provided for the publication of an interview of a high-ranking executive on the virus.com.gr portal.
  • One sponsor executive is entitled to a ten-minute (10) speech or to participate in a conference panel.
  • The sponsor’s logo (and/or a design containing it) will be prominently featured on the graphics of the conference’s main website and on the graphics of the LiveOn Expo Complex (signs on the building’s exterior, in the Lobby/Zone Αin the VIP Lounge, in the Conference Center Lobby, and in the Conference Center (Auditorium) halls where the event will be broadcast live).
  • Sponsors are entitled to a Premium 3D Digital Stand at the LiveOn Expo Complex Sponsors Hall. The stand will include the following material (up to 20 MB): 1. Company Logo (area where the Sponsor’s corporate sign and brand name will be presented in a photographic composition), 2. Digital Secretariat (area where visitors will be able to leave their contact details, get information on the company profile (500 words maximum), download the company profile and request a meeting with a Sponsor’s representative), 3. Company Video (area where visitors will have access to a company presentation video – of 5′ maximum duration), 4. Product Promotion Placements (2x) (two placements of photographic material where visitors will be able to get information on the company’s products). 5. Meeting Point (where visitors will have the opportunity to meet with company’s representatives who are present at the stand (their profiles will be visible on pop-ups) and interact with them (through pop-ups) by instant chat, instant or scheduled video call, instant or scheduled B2B meeting) and 6. Product Catalogue Placements (2x).
  • At the Digital Stand, up to six (6) executives of the Sponsor will be able to connect and communicate online . Visitors who request some form of communication with an executive, will automatically be notified of the latter’s contact information (e-business card).
  • They are entitled to space to set up a kiosk, maximum dimensions 3m x 2m, in the lobby of the hotel where the conference will be held.
  • They are entitled to forty (40) invitations to attend the conference via the LiveOn electronic platform.
  • They are entitled to two (2) eight-person round tables (16 people) in the conference area.
  • Sponsors may opt to screen an advertisement spot (20” maximum duration). This ad spot may be played up to two (2) times during the conference’s advertisement slots.
  • Sponsors will be promoted via the organizer’s social media (Facebook and LinkedIn) with two (2) “featured” posts.
  • They are entitled to include up to (20 MB) of promotional material in the conference’s MyEventXPack (digital tote bag).
  • They shall receive an extensive report of the conference.

BRONZE SPONSOR (€6,000 + VAT)

  • Sponsors will be prominently featured throughout the conference’s promotional material (e-newsletters, e-mail updates, landing pages, reports, etc.).
  • Sponsors are entitled to have an executive participate in a conference panel.
  • The sponsor’s logo (and/or a design containing it) will be prominently featured on the graphics of the conference’s main website and on the graphics of the LiveOn Expo Complex (signs in the Lobby/Zone Α, in the Conference Center Lobby — subject to availability — and in the Conference Center (Auditorium) halls where the event will be broadcast live).
  • Sponsors are entitled to an Advanced 3D Digital Stand at the LiveOn Expo Complex Sponsors Hall. The stand will include the following material (up to 10 MB): 1. Company Logo (area where the Sponsor’s corporate sign and brand name will be presented in a photographic composition), 2. Digital Secretariat (area where visitors will be able to leave their contact details, get information on the company profile (500 words maximum), download the company profile and request a meeting with a Sponsor’s representative), 3. Company Video (area where visitors will have access to a company presentation video – of 5′ maximum duration), 4. Product Promotion Placement (1x) (one placement of photographic material where visitors could get information on the company’s products), 5. Meeting Point (where visitors will have the opportunity to meet with company’s representatives who are present at the stand (their profiles will be visible on pop-ups) and interact with them (through pop-ups) by instant chat, instant or scheduled video call, instant or scheduled B2B meeting) and 6. Product Catalogue Placement (1x).
  • At the Digital Stand, up to four (4) executives of the Sponsor will be able to connect and communicate online. Visitors who request some form of communication with an executive, will automatically be notified of the latter’s contact information (e-business card).
  • They are entitled to space to set up a kiosk, maximum dimensions 2m x 2m, in the lobby of the hotel where the conference will be held.
  • They are entitled to thirty (30) invitations to attend the conference via the LiveOn electronic platform.
  • They are entitled to one (1) eight-person round table (8 people) in the conference area.
  • Sponsors may opt to screen an advertisement spot (20” maximum duration). This ad spot may be played once (1) during the conference’s advertisement slots.
  • Sponsors will be promoted via the organizer’s social media (Facebook and LinkedIn) with one (1) “featured” post.
  • They are entitled to include up to (10 MB) of promotional material in the conference’s MyEventXPack (digital tote bag).
  • They shall receive an extensive report of the conference.

PREMIUM CORPORATE PARTICIPATION (€3,000 + VAT)

  • Sponsors will be featured throughout the conference’s promotional material. (e-newsletters, e-mail updates, landing pages, reports, etc.).
  • The sponsor’s logo (and/or a design containing it) will be featured on the graphics of the conference’s main website and on the graphics of the LiveOn Expo Complex (signs in the Lobby/Zone B — subject to availability —, in the Conference Center lobby — subject to availability —, and in the Conference Center (Auditorium) halls where the event will be broadcast live).
  • Sponsors are entitled to a Standard 3D Digital Stand at the LiveOn Expo Complex Sponsors Hall. The stand will include the following material (up to 8MB): 1. Company Logo (area where the Sponsor’s corporate sign and brand name will be presented in a photographic composition), 2. Digital Secretariat (area where visitors could leave their contact details, get information on the company profile (150 words maximum), 3. Company Video (area where visitors will have access to a company presentation video – of 3′ maximum duration), 4. Product Promotion Placement (1x) (one placement of photographic material where visitors could get information on the company’s products).
  • They are entitled to display one (1) roll up banner, maximum dimensions 0.85m x 2.00m, in the lobby of the hotel where the conference will be held.
  • They are entitled to twenty (20) invitations to attend the conference via the LiveOn electronic platform.
  • They are entitled to invite four (4) guests to attend the conference in person.
  • They are entitled to include up to (8 MB) of promotional material in the conference’s MyEventXPack (digital tote bag).
  • They shall receive an extensive report of the conference.

CORPORATE PARTICIPATION (€1,500 + VAT)

  • The sponsor’s logo will be featured on the conference’s graphics. (on the conference main website, the Sponsor section landing page, and the presentation – speech pages).
  • They are entitled to ten (10) invitations to attend the conference via the LiveOn electronic platform.
  • They are entitled to invite two (2) guests to attend the conference in person.
  • They are entitled to include up to (5 MB) of promotional material in the conference’s MyEventXPack (digital tote bag).
  • They shall receive an extensive report of the conference.

INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION

€290 + 24% VAT – hybrid participation (physically & digitally present via the LiveOn Expo Complex)

€90 + 24% VAT – digital participation (via the LiveOn Expo Complex)

Provisions per individual participations:

  • Participation in conference proceedings.
  • Full utilization of the advanced digital capabilities of the LiveOn Expo Complex (networking, XPack, video calls & chats).
  • Conference attendance certificate (to be sent by e-mail)
  • Online exchange of contact details and personal communication with speakers, conference participants, and participating sponsor executives through the event’s Networking Hub.
  • All participants will receive a detailed report of the conference (including speaker presentations, videos, and photos).
Event Details
Event Details
    Contacts

    For information on sponsorship programs

    Konstantinos Ouzounis, CEO, ethosGROUP
    tel:+30 210 998 4864,
    e-mail: [email protected]
     
    Christos Charalambakis, Key Account Manager, 
    tel:+ 210 998 4915, 
    e-mail: [email protected]

    Program Manager

    Emilios Negis, Managing Editor, Pharma & Health Business, virus.com.gr,
    tel:+ 210 998 4950

    For information on the program & Auspices

    Mariana Vazaiou, Head of Events Content,
    tel:+30 210 998 4932,
     
    Stamatina Farkona , Events Programme Executive,
    tel:+30 210 998 4933,

    Marketing & Communication Sponsors

    Andreas Baltas, Group Digital Marketing Manager,
    tel:+30 210 998 4906,

    Event Coordinator

    Konstantinos Salvarlis, Events Director,
    tel:+30 210 998 4909,
     
    Aris Lavdis, Associate Director, Events,
    tel:+30 210 998 4814,
     
    Panos Halavazis, Hybrid Events Supervisor
    tel:+30 210 998 4921 

    Individual Participations

    Stavroula Oikonomaki, Key Account Exevutive, 
    tel:+30 210 998 4876, 
    e-mail: [email protected]
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    • Build beneficial collaborations and contacts with professionals who are key market players.
    • Showcase your services, best practices, solvency and reliability.
    • Drive new trends in your sector in Greece and internationally.
    • Build a multi-faceted hybrid network (physical and digital) with representatives of companies that are at the forefront.
    • Promote yourself like never before via LiveOn's innovative digital environment, LiveOn Expo Complex promotional locations, and your Digital Kiosk.
    • Ensure continuous, uninterrupted promotion for your company before, during and after the event with ethosEVENTS' communication arsenal.
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