The second Avicenna event brought together around 50 industrial research experts from the medical device and pharma industries with experience of – or an interest in – the conceptual and design stages of clinical trials to begin to add detail to the design of the process that will ultimately be recommended to the European Commission as a roadmap towards in silico clinical trials.
In addition to achieving the alignment of participants’ views, the outputs from the event included:
• Identification of conceptual “holes” through a recapitulation/discussion/ratification session of the outline roadmap that has already resulted from our initial academically-driven meeting,
• Developing understanding of the research/commercial relationships within industrial organisations,
• Prioritising the topics to be taken forward to the next Avicenna Event
The Avicenna Project’s 2nd Meeting was held in Rome, on Friday 6th June 2014.