MERIT Oncology Symposium
Tuesday, June 27th I 4 – 8:30 PM
- Heavy hors d’oeuvres & drinks
- Insightful presentations by industry experts
- Key opportunity to network with industry peers and oncology KOLs
Join us at the MassBio Hub in Cambridge on June 27th for an oncology-focused networking and educational event hosted by MERIT. There will be great food and drinks provided along with insightful presentations by industry experts. Don’t miss Dr. Jan Cerny’s, MD, PhD, FACP, talk at 4:30 pm on how pandemic shifts have shaped hematological oncology trials going forward. Dr. Jimmy Belotte, MD, PhD, FACOG, will also be speaking at 5:15 pm to address the opportunities and challenges for diversity in clinical trials. This will be a key opportunity to network with industry peers and oncology KOLs.
Topic: How Hematological Oncology Trials Have Been Impacted or Shaped by the Pandemic and How We May Run Trials Going Forward, includes Q/A
Topic: Opportunities and Challenges for Diversity in Clinical Trials, includes Q/A
Brief MERIT overview
We will be serving heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks before and after the presentations.
Dr. Jimmy Belotte, MD, PhD, FACOG
Dr. Belotte is the Medical Director at GlaxoSmithKline R&D Oncology Clinical Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) lead for the department. He is a National Institute of Health (NIH) Scholar, and physician scientist by training. Dr. Belotte is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and former Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at both Wayne State University School of Medicine and Albert Einstein-Montefiore College of Medicine. He has spent over a decade conducting ovarian cancer research with multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Belotte’s mission is to better women’s health by providing high quality, evidenced-based, safe, and cost-effective care, advancing the field through innovation, research, and advocacy.
Dr. Jan Cerny, MD, PhD, FACP
Dr. Cerny is an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Director of the Leukemia Program, and Co-Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program. His research focus is in translational and clinical research in Leukemia including research to improve our understanding of the biology of leukemia stem cells and their microenvironment, and to identify potential targets. His clinical research interests include evaluating novel therapies for patients with hematological malignancies including targeted, cellular, and immune approaches.
Jim GolandoClinical Operations and Imaging Clinical Trial Expert
Jim Golando has 30+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. His expertise ranges from Phase I through late-stage development and lifecycle management, with particular strengths in imaging clinical trials, clinical research, clinical operations, procurement/outsourcing, project/team leadership, and project management. He has overseen the operational and developmental planning and execution of global clinical trials in imaging, oncology, respiratory, endocrine, anti-infectives, and cardiology. Jim held senior leadership positions as Chief of Operations at Ora, Inc. and Median Technologies. He was previously VP of Medical Affairs at BioClinica, and held clinical operation positions at Schering-Plough, Novartis, and Hoffman-La Roche. Jim founded Golando Advisory Group and has been consulting since 2012.
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