Lisa Conroy

Lisa Conroy is the Director of Communications at Antidote. She is a seasoned health communications strategist dedicated to understanding the reasons people make the health choices they do, and determining what that means in terms of how scientific data should be communicated. Prior to her role at Antidote, Lisa ran the TEDMED Great Challenges program, a public health initiative funded by RWJF. She also has experience working in pharmaceutical public relations in the areas of respiratory diseases, oncology, and HIV. Lisa holds an MPH from Columbia and a BA in English and International Studies from Northwestern.

What 4,000 patients taught us about driving diversity in clinical trials

In order for medications to work effectively for all who need them, clinical trials need to include a diverse cross-section of the population. And yet, though nearly 40% of the population in the United States are racial and ethnic minorities, estimated rates of research participation for these groups range from 2% to 16%. 

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5 ways to drive innovative patient recruitment in 2020

It's a new year and a new decade with much promise, especially in drug development. New digital technologies, from telemedicine to wearables and new medical devices will continue to change the industry. AI and machine learning hold the exciting potential to accelerate new treatments and potential cures. With all that technology has changed within the drug development process, there are many more ...

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COPD Awareness Month: Looking Towards a Cure

This month, we observe COPD Awareness Month — a time to educate on the disease while reflecting on how far we’ve come in terms of treatment, and how clinical research is the path to a cure. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is the third leading disease-related cause of death in the United states. Nearly 16 million people are living with it, and many more may have it without knowing ...

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How We Delivered 60% of All US Randomizations in a Recent Trial [Case Study]

Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune condition that causes progressive destruction of the bile ducts. Current treatment options focus on delaying progression and managing complications, but it can be difficult to live with the symptoms, like fatigue, itchy skin, and pain, as well.

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: A Time to Focus on Research

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. It’s a month where we stop to think about the 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimers, and how someone in the US develops the disease every 65 seconds. It’s a time to provide extra support to the more than 16 million Americans who perform the role of caregiver, devoting an estimated 18.5 billion hours of care to those with Alzheimer’s ...

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We Asked 4,000 Patients about Clinical Trials: Here's What Matters Most [Webinar Recap]

Last week, Antidote’s Head of Partnerships, Lindsey Wahlstrom-Edwards, hosted a webinar in which she shared the results of our patient survey. In the survey, we asked nearly 4,000 patients and caregivers about their attitudes and opinions of clinical research to find out what matters most, and how we can better engage patients from all walks of life in medical research. 

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The New Rules for Clinical Trials Patient Engagement: An ERT Podcast

Recently, Antidote’s Director of Business Development, Rachel Lind, was featured on the fantastic ERT podcast, “Trial Better.” She and host Jason Eger, Director of Organizational Readiness at ERT, discussed the changing landscape of patient recruitment, the ways in which patients are becoming their own advocates, the importance of diversity in clinical trials, and reducing site burden through ...

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Are You Attending MAGI West?

This weekend, Antidote CEO Laurent Schockmel will head to Las Vegas to attend MAGI West along with about 700 others to share the latest best practices in clinical research. He’s excited to meet and learn from people from all aspects of the research spectrum, and to share his knowledge of patient recruitment. 

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Reflections on SCRS 2019: Recruiting Patients in a Diverse World

Last week, we had the pleasure of attending the annual SCRS Site Solutions Summit. As always, we were invigorated by this congregation of great minds, and inspired by the ways that all the different players in the clinical trials space are working to improve the lives of patients. 

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[Webinar] We Asked 4,000 Patients about Clinical Trials: Here's What Matters Most

It’s no secret that recruiting patients for clinical trials can be a difficult endeavor. And, even when a trial meets its quotas and timelines, many still do not reflect real-world populations. So how can we better engage patients from all walks of life in medical research? 

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