Call for Proposal

16th Annual Conference of Indian Society for Clinical Research 2023
(Innovation. Responsibility. Humanism)
February 23-25, 2023.Pullman Hotel, Aero City, New Delhi, India

SOC Chairperson: Rajesh Kher, PhD Chairperson & SOC Co-chairperson: Nitya Wadhwa, MD

The Call for Proposals for the 16th ISCR Annual Meeting 2023 is now OPEN

The theme of this conference is Demystifying Innovations in Clinical Research. The scientific sessions will feature oral presentations and panel discussions highlighting current regulations and contemporary trends in clinical trials, processing and reporting of clinical trial data, technology driven innovations in clinical research, and more. Some breakout sessions will include topics of common interest for the clinical research fraternity like competence building, talent retention strategies, commercial business models, and enabling technology like Artificial Intelligence.

Submit your proposals for review by the ISCR Annual Conference Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC) latest by October 15, 2022. Proposals will be reviewed for merit by the SOC to assist with the agenda and content development for pre-conference workshops/conference. Proposals that do not meet the guidelines as listed below and/or incomplete proposals will not be considered for review. You may submit a proposal for organizing and chairing a full session (oral presentations/panel discussion), a pre-conference workshop or submit a proposal for speaking on a particular topic of interest in any of the conference tracks. Your proposal must be relevant to the conference track for which it is submitted. ISCR will communicate directly with the proposer for selected proposals for inclusion in the program latest by November 15, 2022.

Submission of a proposal is not in any way tied to a speaker slot at the pre-conference workshop / conference nor does it guarantee inclusion in the final agenda of the pre-conference workshop/conference.

Key Dates

Deadline for submitting your proposal: October 15, 2022

Communication to selected presenters by ISCR: November 15, 2022

Deadline for submitting final presentations: January 15, 2022

If you have any questions about the Call for Proposals, please contact ISCR at, with ISCR Annual Conference 2023: Call for Proposals mentioned in the SUBJECT line. ISCR reserves the right to accept or reject any proposals without providing any reasons for the same.

As a member-driven organization, we encourage proposal submitters to be ISCR members. If you are not a current ISCR member, you can apply for or renew your membership at

Selection Process

Proposals (other than the sponsored content proposals) will be selected to ensure the conference offers a comprehensive and non-promotional scientific program that meets the objectives and guiding principles of ISCR. Proposals that clearly describe innovative and cutting-edge work in the field of clinical research and are around the theme of the conference will receive the highest priority in the selection process. Previously presented and published abstracts must be properly acknowledged by providing the citation to that abstract.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Scientific Organizing Committee and other reviewers using the following criteria:

  • Topic: Relevance, importance, value, and/or interest to clinical research community
  • Quality of Submission: Quality, content, clarity, and depth of demonstrated understanding of the topic

Note: Selected faculty/speaker/moderator may be invited to present in a track other than the one you selected in the proposal submission form.

Some examples of suggested topic/session themes
Clinical Development, Operations & Regulatory Affairs
  • Patients as partners in research
  • Patient-focused drug development - Guidance from regulatory authorities
  • Confidence in clinical research - Understanding regulations, guidelines, practices & real-world applications, data integrity, analysis & communications, & advocacy
  • Driving diversity & equity in clinical trials
  • Impact of the pandemic on clinical research scenario in India
  • Evolution of clinical research in India post pandemic
  • Monitoring - what has changed since the pandemic
  • Inspection readiness
Technology in Clinical Research
  • Accelerating clinical research through new ideas, technology innovations & partnerships
  • Decentralization in clinical research: Road map & growth path for India
  • The growth of digital ecosystems
  • Digital transformation & AI in clinical research
  • Intelligent supply chain
  • Using RWE in healthcare decision making
  • RWD & RWE in supporting clinical trial designs
  • Leveraging AI in analyzing RWE
  • Can RWE replace clinical trials – a panel discussion
Biostatistics & Statistical Programming
  • Modeling & simulation methodology in drug development
  • Protocol designs & optimization of protocol design
  • Bayesian approaches in clinical trials
  • Re-identification risk assessment - Role of biostatisticians
  • Risk-based approach in clinical trials (RBM/RBQM)
  • Pediatric Covid-19 studies - Statistical issues in a pandemic
Medical Writing
  • Medical writing in the era of artificial intelligence
  • Digital technologies in publications
  • Optimizing journal submission process
  • Structured authoring; TransCelerate e-Templates
  • NDA/MAA/BLA submission optimization
  • FDA Assessment Aids
  • Types of eCTD submission packages: differences & similarities
  • Innovations in readying documents for submission
Clinical Data Management
  • eSource initiative for more efficient data collection practices
  • The growing importance of synthetic data
  • Clinical data management in RWE studies
  • Data protection policies - Impact on data management practices
Pharmacovigilance & Safety
  • Lessons in PV - Experiences with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Reference safety information: What does EU CTR change?
  • Aggregate safety assessments
  • Estimands in safety & benefit-risk evaluation
Competency Development, Outsourcing & Business Models
  • Effective strategies for collaborations among industry, academia, & health authorities
  • Cross-functional collaboration - Optimize processes to meet challenging timelines
  • Global market trends & challenges in resourcing: Opportunities for outsourcing to India
  • Effective strategies for hiring, training, & retention of talent
  • Opportunities in moving from being support providers to partners in data sciences & reporting

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