Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 11th Annual

Clinical Trial Forecasting, Budgeting and Contracting

Innovative Strategies for Cost-Efficient Trials

March 2-3, 2021


I am pleased to announce CHI’s 11th Annual Clinical Trial Forecasting, Budgeting and Contracting being held March 2-3, 2021 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. The gathering will be part of the 12th Annual Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives (SCOPE), a four-day cluster of events that attracted 2,200 leaders in clinical innovation, operations and research in 2020. 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
  • Addressing the impact of new laws and regulations, including GDPR and ICH E6 R2 and E8
  • Forecasting and budgeting for digital, remote, and RWE clinical trials
  • Contracting and budgeting during COVID-19 – lessons learns and best practices for crisis management
  • 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
  • Mitigating financial risk via coverage analysis and budgeting strategies
  • 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


Also, please check out the Participant Engagement Award in honor of Gerald “Jerry” Matczak, the SCOPE Scientific Symposium (SSS), and the Masters in Clinical Research Golf Tournament


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


All proposals are subject to review by session chairperson 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

Senior Conference Director

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 781.972.5498



For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-O

Ilana Quigley

Senior Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: (+1) 781.972.5457



Companies P-Z

Patty Rose Senior Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Phone: (+1) 781.972.1349