Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 12th Annual

Clinical Trial Forecasting, Budgeting and Contracting

Innovative Strategies for Cost-Efficient Trials

February 8-9, 2022


I am pleased to announce CHI’s 12th Annual Clinical Trial Forecasting, Budgeting and Contracting being held February 8-9, 2022, at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. The gathering will be part of the 13th Annual Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives (SCOPE), a four-day cluster of events taking place February 7-10 that attracts more than 2,200 leaders in clinical innovation, operations and research. Topics to be discussed at the Clinical Trial Forecasting, Budgeting and Contracting conference include: 

  • Forecasting and budgeting for all trial types, including decentralized, digital, remote, and RWE clinical trials
  • Contracting and budgeting during COVID-19 – lessons learned and best practices for crisis management
  • Budgeting for new technologies and outsourcing models, including remote monitoring
  • 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
  • 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


*Also, please check out the Participant Engagement Award in honor of Gerald “Jerry” Matczak 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.


The deadline for priority consideration is July 23, 2021.


All proposals are subject to review by session chairpersons and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 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) 781-976-5894



For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-K

Ilana Quigley

Sr. Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 781-972-5457



Companies L-Z

Patty Rose

Sr. Business Development Manager

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 781-972-1349


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