Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 10th Annual

Clinical Trial Forecasting, Budgeting and Contracting

Innovative Strategies for Cost-Efficient Trials

February 19-20, 2020


I am pleased to announce CHI’s  Annual “Clinical Trial Forecasting, Budgeting and Contracting” being held February , 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, FL. The gathering will be part of the 11th Annual Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives (SCOPE), a four-day cluster of events that attracted 2,000 leaders in clinical innovation, operations and research in 2019. 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
  • Addressing the impact of new laws and regulations, including GDPR and ICH E6 R2
  • Forecasting and budgeting for digital, remote, and RWE clinical trials
  • 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 May 30, 2019.


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 Searfoss Kelleher

Director, Conferences

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 781. 972.5498


For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-K

Ilana Quigley

Senior Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: (+1) 781.972.5457



Companies L-Z

Patty Rose
Senior Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: (+1) 781.972.1349