Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 7th Annual

Managing Outsourced Clinical Trials

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

March 3-4, 2021


I am pleased to announce CHI’s 7th Annual Managing Outsourced Clinical Trials being held March 3-4, 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 Managing Outsourced Clinical Trials conference include:


  • 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
  • Establishing appropriate metrics and KPIs for evaluating the outsourcing relationship: vendor quality and performance
  • Relationship management in the era of COVID-19: establishing best practices, new metrics, and effective communication during a crisis
  • 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, 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 Email:


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 Email: