Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 8th Annual

Managing Outsourced Clinical Trials

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

February 9-10, 2022


I am pleased to announce CHI’s 8th Annual Managing Outsourced Clinical Trials being held February 9-10, 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 Managing Outsourced Clinical Trials conference include: 

  • Establishing appropriate metrics and KPIs for evaluating the outsourcing relationship: vendor quality and performance
  • Developing oversight metrics for RBQM and remote monitoring vendors in the age of decentralized trials
  • Relationship management beyond COVID-19: establishing best practices, new metrics, and effective communication
  • Maintaining long-term relationships between Sponsor & CRO: what it means to be a partner of choice
  • Outsourcing strategies & partnership models with CROs: case studies of effective and innovative outsourcing partnerships for small, mid-sized, & large sponsor
  • Ensuring effective oversight and governance in the wake of ICH E6 R2 and ICH E8 – establishing clear roles and responsibilities between Sponsor and CRO to avoid duplicative efforts and set realistic expectations
  • Best practices in 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
  • Managing expectations with third-party oversight
  • Establishing clear accountability for deliverables: 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 aligning resources to meet outsourcing needs


*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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