Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 6th Annual

Managing Outsourced Clinical Trials

Building Successful Partnerships with Effective Oversight, Risk Mitigation & Resource Management

February 20-21, 2020


I am pleased to announce CHI’s  Annual “Managing Outsourced Clinical Trials” 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 “Managing Outsourced Clinical Trials” conference include:  


  • Maintaining long-term relationships between Sponsor & CRO
  • Outsourcing strategies & partnership models with CROs: case studies of effective and innovative outsourcing partnerships for small, mid-sized, & large sponsor
  • Establishing appropriate metrics (ex. KPIs) for evaluating the outsourcing relationship: vendor quality and performance
  • Vendor & Sponsor performance metrics - vendor quality
  • Ensuring effective oversight and governance in the wake of ICH E6 R2 - establishing clear roles and responsibilities between sponsor and CRO to avoid duplicative efforts and set realistic expectations
  • Issue escalation and management
  • Establishing shared accountability – setting appropriate risk-sharing and cost-sharing
  • Working effectively with niche providers and core providers
  • Partnering between CROs and Sponsors when working with third party suppliers – subcontracting with CROs
  • 3rd party oversight
  • Establishing clear accountability for deliverables (establishing metrics): ensuring deliverables are on time and in budget
  • Supplier onboarding and offboarding - maintaining supplier relationships
  • Outsourcing to the rest of world and emerging markets (BRIC countries)
  • Effectively align resources to meet outsourcing needs


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

Conference Director

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

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