Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Sixth Annual

Clinical Trial Forecasting and Budgeting:  

Innovative Budgeting and Contracting for Cost-Efficient Trials
February 23-24, 2016 | Hyatt Regency Miami | Miami, FL  


 

Dear Colleague:

I am pleased to announce production of CHI’s 2nd Annual Clinical Trial Forecasting and Budgetingbeing held February 23-24, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, FL. 

The gathering will be part of the 7th Annual Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives (SCOPE), a three-day cluster of events that attracted 900 leaders in clinical operations and research in February 2015. Topics to be discussed at the Clinical Trial Forecasting and Budgetingconference include:

  • Mastering contract negotiations and management (with vendors & investigators)
  • Fair market value assessments
  • Appropriate budgeting and financial monitoring – creating benchmarks and using metrics
  • Leveraging IT and Tools for improved forecasting and budgeting
  • Budgeting: Evaluating real vs. hidden costs and minimizing financial risk
  • Budget negotiations between sponsor/CRO and site, sponsor/CRO/site and vendor, etc.
  • Outsourcing and budget strategies for small, mid-size and large pharma/biotech
  • Innovative contract structures
  • Mitigating and managing costs variables with appropriate planning and detailed forecasting
  • Minimizing change orders and anticipating change order costs
  • Creating effective RFPs to effectively evaluate bids and service costs
  • Capacity planning and resource management
  • Improving the grant payment process
  • Clinical financial reporting and compliance with the Sunshine Act

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a speaking proposal for review.

Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference is given to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, regulators and those from academic/hospital centers. Additionally, as per CHI policy, a select number of vendors/consultants who provide products and services to these biopharmaceutical companies are offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.

Deadline for submission is June 26, 2015.

SCOPE 2015 Wrap-Up 

Held February 24-26, 2015, in Orlando, Florida, the 6th Annual SCOPE Summit gathered more than 900 industry leaders, an attendance increase of 30% from 2014, for three stimulating days of in-depth discussions covering important issues in clinical trial planning and management. With 12 different conference tracks, a Clinical Informatics News Best Practices Awards and three plenary keynote sessions, SCOPE offered advances and innovative solutions in all aspects of clinical trial management and operations, including Data Integration, Feasibility, Site Selection and Management, Patient Engagement, Recruitment and Retention, Mobile Tech, Project Management, Forecasting, Quality (QbD) in Trial Conduct, Risk-Based Monitoring, Post-Marketing Studies, and Pharmacovigilance. The impressive executive audience at SCOPE came together for invaluable networking opportunities with more than 70% of the attendees titled as Executives from leading Pharma (24%), CRO (31%), and Biotech companies (20%). Industry leaders and key decision makers representing 13 different countries and more than 360 unique organizations shared case studies, collaborated on best practices and provided unique perspectives on poignant issues that the field currently faces.

For Further Information 

For questions or suggestions about the meeting, please contact:

Lee Yuan
Associate Conference Producer
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5404
E: lyuan@healthtech.com 

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Ilana Quigley
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5457
E: iquigley@healthtech.com  

For media and association partnerships, please contact:

Rich Handy
Senior Director, Marketing
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5456
E: rhandy@healthtech.com