Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 9th Annual

Clinical Trial Forecasting, Budgeting and Contracting

Innovative Strategies for Cost-Efficient Trials

February 19-20, 2019


I am pleased to announce CHI’s 6th Annual Clinical Trial Forecasting, Budgeting and Contracting being held February 19-20, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, FL. The gathering will be part of the 10th Annual Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives (SCOPE), a four-day cluster of events that attracted 1,800 leaders in clinical operations and research in 2018. Topics to be discussed at the Clinical Trial Forecasting, Budgeting and Contracting conference include:


  • Leveraging IT, tools, and advanced analytics for improved forecasting and budgeting
  • Mitigating financial risk via coverage analysis and budgeting strategies
  • Budget negotiations between all clinical trial stakeholders, including sponsor and CRO, site, vendor, etc.
  • Managing budgets at the sponsor, site, and CRO, including the role of fair market value
  • Working with sites to speed payment and keep costs in line with budgets
  • Appropriate budgeting and financial monitoring – creating benchmarks and using metrics
  • Outsourcing and budget strategies for small, mid-size, and large pharma/biotech
  • Innovative contract structures, clear contract language, and insight from sites, sponsors, and CROs
  • Strategies for contracting and negotiating around the globe
  • Balancing cost savings, quality, and time to completion
  • Mitigating and managing costs variables with appropriate planning and detailed forecasting
  • Minimizing change orders and anticipating change order costs


If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.


The deadline for priority consideration is June 22, 2018.


All proposals are subject to review by session chairmen and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute policy, a select number of vendors and consultants who provide products and services will be offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.


For more details on the conference, please contact:
Kaitlin Kelleher

Conference Director

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: 781.972.5498


For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-O

Ilana Quigley

Senior Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: 781.972.5457



Companies P-Z

Patty Rose
Senior Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: 781.972.1349

Premier Sponsors







PRA Health Sciences


Syneos Health