mdevents, a leading international meetings and events management agency specialising in the highly-regulated pharmaceutical healthcare sector, has presented Dr Kenneth Getz, Director of Sponsored Programs, Tufts CSDD, Chairman, CISCRP, USA, with the inaugural PCT Lifetime Achievement Award.

mdevents sponsored the award with Tarquin Scadding-Hunt, Chief Operating Officer at mdevents, presenting Kenneth with the accolade for his significant contribution to clinical trials at the closing plenary on Day One of Partnerships in Clinical Trials in Hamburg, Germany, last week.

Kenneth created the first Clinical Trial Listing Service in the US and 10 years ago created The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) – a first of its kind, non-profit organisation dedicated to educating  the public, patients, medical/research communities, the media and policymakers about clinical research. He is also Director of Sponsored Research Programs and Research Associate Professor at Tufts Center for Drug Development.

Kenneth’s 20-plus years of original benchmarking R&D management practices, global outsourcing and the investigative site landscape have contributed to industry-wide understanding of these critical markets and to improvements in management strategy and execution.

Tarquin Scadding-Hunt, says: “We were thrilled to be able to sponsor this award and present it to Dr Kenneth Getz – a very deserving winner. Kenneth has made a substantial contribution to clinical trials and his research studies on protocol design complexity and clinical research efficiency and effectiveness, conducted over the past two decades, are considered by many to be pioneering work.

“I would also like to extend our congratulations to each of the nominees for the inaugural PCT Lifetime Achievement Award, each of whom has dedicated a substantial amount of time to the clinical trials industry and has made significant changes to how we work.

“At mdevents, we consider it a privilege to be able to play a small part in helping advance future practices in clinical trials across the globe by sponsoring this fantastic award.”

mdevents are specialists in managing events for life science industries, drawing on the knowledge of its global experts to give delegates an exceptional experience, which meets all levels of regulatory compliance applicable to the industry, company and the content of an event.