Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Inaugural  

Clinical Trial Project Management
for Outsourced Clinical Trials

Improving Outsourcing Partnerships
February 25-26, 2015 | Hyatt Regency Orlando | Orlando, FL 

As the biopharmaceutical industry moves toward more outsourcing of clinical trial activities to contract research organizations (CROs), sponsors must effectively manage their in-house activities in addition to the needs of their CRO partners. Effective management of outsourced clinical trials requires realistic and explicit expectations from each partner in the outsourcing relationship. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s “Clinical Trial Project Management for Outsourced Clinical Trials” conference features case studies and lessons learned from sponsors and CROs on how to optimize the outsourcing partnership to achieve more efficient clinical trials.

Optimizing Outsourcing Relationships 

Leveraging Project Management to Build Strong Partnerships 

Thomas Lawler III, MBA, PMP, Senior Director, Global Project Management, AstraZeneca 

Optimizing Outsourcing Relationship Models  

Mary Jo Lamberti, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Tufts CSDD, Tufts University 


Effective Project Oversight of Outsourced Clinical Trials  

Avoiding Duplicative Efforts between Sponsor and CRO 

Mick Ribeiro, Head, Clinical Trial Management, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics 

Talk Title to be Announced

Réne Stephens, Executive Director, Global Head, Global Contracts & Outsourcing Management (GCOM), Astellas Global Development 

Meeting the Needs of Every Partner in an Outsourced Trial 

CO-PRESENTATION: Sponsor-CRO Relationship Management – Ensuring a Win-Win Relationship and Meeting the Needs of Every Partner  

Anca Copaescu, Senior Director, Clinical Outsourcing and Analytics, BioMarin
Susan Seroskie, Executive Vice President, Advanced Clinical

PANEL DISCUSSION: Managing Clinical Trials Together: Setting Realistic Expectations for Outsourced Deliverables between Sponsors and CROs 


Thomas Lawler III, MBA, PMP, Senior Director, Global Project Management, AstraZeneca 

Panelists to be Announced 

2015 Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) Conference at a Glance Large 

SCOPE 2014 Wrap-Up
Held February 4-6, 2014, in Miami, Florida, the 5th Annual SCOPE Summit gathered more than 700 industry leaders, an attendance increase of 18% from 2013, for three stimulating days of in-depth discussions covering important issues in clinical trial planning and management. With 11 different conference tracks, a Clinical Informatics News Best Practices Awards and two 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, Recruitment and Retention, Social Media and Mobile Tech, Project Management, Forecasting, Aggregate Spend Compliance, Post-Marketing Studies, and Sample Logistics. 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 (16%), CRO (32%), and Biotech companies (26%). Industry leaders and key decision makers representing 16 different countries and more than 350 unique organizations shared case studies, collaborated on best practices and provided unique perspectives on poignant issues that the field currently faces.

For questions or suggestions about the meeting, please contact:
Lee Yuan
Associate Conference Producer
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5404

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:
Ilana Quigley
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5457

For media and association partnerships, please contact:
Rich Handy
Senior Director, Marketing
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5456

About Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Founded in 1992, Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) ( is the preeminent life science network for leading researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech and academic organizations. Delivering an assortment of resources such as events, reports, publications and eNewsletters, CHI's portfolio of products include Cambridge Healthtech Institute Events, Pharmaceutical Strategy Series, Barnett International, Insight Pharma Reports, Marketing Services, and Cambridge Healthtech Media Group.


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