Africa

The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) invites you to the virtual Africa Ambassador Symposium on 15 November 2024!

Join clinical research sites and industry professionals for virtual learning and collaboration as we address clinical research challenges and opportunities in Africa. Come away with actionable strategies for successful site operations including study coordination, partnership management, patient enrollment, and more.

SCRS Ambassador Symposiums unify key members of a regional site community for greater site sustainability.

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SCRS Ambassador Symposium Session Agenda

15 November 2024 | 16:00-19:00 GMT +1

Registration
16:00 – 16:15Welcome and Opening Remarks
16:15 – 17:00SCRS and the Site Landscape in Africa
17:00 – 17:50Benefits, Drawbacks, and Myths of Decentralized Clinical Trials
17:50 – 18:00Break
18:00 – 18:50

Clinical Trials In Africa – Opportunities and Challenges

Breakout Sessions

18:50 – 19:00Closing Remarks

Why Attend?

Receive a one-year SCRS Membership for your site*

Network and collaborate with sites and industry partners

Discover technologies to scale your site operations

Build your site’s research capacity and resources

Who Should Attend?

Clinical research sites and industry professionals located in Africa, including:

  • Site Owners & Managers
  • Clinical Investigators & Physicians
  • Patient-Facing Teams
  • Site Operations
  • Business Development
  • Regulatory & Government Affairs

About the SCRS Ambassador Program

The SCRS Ambassador Program is designed to cultivate a network of influential research industry professionals who will serve as SCRS ambassadors, bridging the gap between clinical research sites within their respective regions.

The Ambassador Program supports the global site community and other industry stakeholders by providing active and ongoing dialogue and content exchange. By attending Ambassador Symposiums, regional site attendees will have access to all SCRS member benefits for their entire organization.

Ambassador Program Africa Regional Lead

Major (Gama) Cindi

Major (Gama) Cindi is the Co-founder and Executive Director of CRISMO, a clinical research site management company based in Germiston, South Africa. Over the past 17 years, he has worked in the clinical research industry serving different roles before joining the clinical trial site management field, where he developed and implemented operational strategies for conducting multicenter clinical trials across various therapeutic areas. He also participated in a national roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination program assigned to health facilities in the Fezile Dabi district, north of Free State Province. Cindi has an Executive Development Programme from the University of Free State, an advanced diploma in Health Management and Administration, and a postgraduate certificates in Education, Project Management, and Entrepreneurship from various institutions. As a member of the South African Clinical Research Association (SACRA) since 2012, he frequently participates in local industry initiatives, workshops, and general contributions to industry guidelines.

Ambassador Program Country Lead

Queen Adaugo Ohandjo

Queen Adaugo Ohandjo is a scientific professional and clinical researcher, with a background in machine learning and data science tailored to addressing health disparities within research. Queen Adaugo successfully implemented cultural enhancements in institutions she attended, established a machine learning pathway during their TL1 Predoctoral Training at Morehouse School of Medicine and held roles with AstraZeneca, Pfizer, PPD, IQVIA, and Labcorp. She focused on community-based participatory research, contributing to more diverse clinical trials and achieving regulatory approvals within projected timelines. With a rich academic and professional background, she has received grants, awards, and leadership honors, showcasing a commitment to advancing healthcare inclusivity. Holding affiliations with organizations like AACR, ASCO, AHA, NIHT, CITI and ACRP; her leadership extends to founding initiatives like Care Hub Initiative Inc and co-founding Proof Clinical Research.

*Qualified site attendees will receive a one-year digital SCRS membership scholarship for your location. To qualify, you must be currently working at a site located within the named SCRS Ambassador region. (Sites located or headquartered in any other geography are not eligible). SCRS membership benefits will be available to all registered staff at your physical location. SCRS membership benefits are not transferable from originating SCRS Ambassador scholarship award.

Questions? Contact Michael Pierre at michael.pierre@myscrs.org