Spotlight Interview with Eve Wallace, Project Director at Orphan Reach






What do you hope attendees will gain at your webinar?

The overarching aim of this session is to give attendee’s an understanding that India has a role to play in global rare disease trials, whilst exploring in detail from our experience, what is needed to run a successful trial in this region. By exploring how to recruit patients and to find suitable sites, what to consider when obtaining central and local approvals, how to monitor trials locally and how to ensure the patient has a positive experience – we aim to deliver a session that showcases the key requirements to run a successful rare disease clinical trial in India. We hope this will benefit those attending by giving them clear considerations to take into account when setting up their rare disease trials when it comes to where to look for patients.

What discussions do you look forward to having with the attendees?

It will be interesting to hear different perceptions and debunk any myths or concerns the audience may have. We are looking forward to utilising our combined experience to support the audience in their future trial design and patient recruitment decision making processes. In relation to the patient perspective, it will be interesting to discuss the realities of the regulatory impact latest legislation has had on rare disease research in discussion with ORDIndia and the audience.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

The variety of therapeutic areas, problem solving opportunities and mentoring others are what I enjoy the most about my role as a Project Director at Orphan Reach.  

How did you get into the industry?

I have been interested in Clinical Research from a young age, I remember going with my Gran for a hospital appointment when I was about 10 years old- she was taking part in an osteoporosis study and it all  seemed very exciting, going to see the Doctor and helping them understand if a medicine worked or not. Fast forward 15 years and I am a qualified pharmacy technician dispensing IMP in a big London Hospital. I found the study protocols fascinating and decided then that I wanted to work in Clinical Research and I was going to make it happen!

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

I have been very fortunate to travel widely in Europe, Asia and the USA. My favorite places to visit have been Singapore and Lisbon, the culture and local food scenes are amazing and I can’t wait to go back.

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