Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 3rd Annual

Resource Management and Capacity Planning for Clinical Trials

Metrics and Strategies for Efficient Resource Forecasting and Management

February 20-21, 2020


I am pleased to announce CHI’s  Annual “Resource Management and Capacity Planning for 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 “Resource Management and Capacity Planning for Clinical Trials” conference include:  


  • Quantitative and qualitative factors for outsourcing versus using internal resources
  • Building algorithms for assessing the total number of staff and hours needed
  • Balancing cost savings with high performers and finding your company’s financial tolerance
  • Working with the finance department on budgets and financial forecasting and with operations teams to ensure proper staffing
  • Assessing the impact of outsourcing model on resources and budgets
  • Determining the number of clinical trials possible given the number of staff
  • Maximizing efficiency of current and future clinical trials
  • Measuring business risk for poorly optimized resources
  • Best practices for prioritization, what-if analysis, and identifying bottlenecks
  • Developing in-house or using commercial resourcing tools
  • Strategies to manage variance from changes and delays
  • Different considerations and metrics for sponsors, CROs, and sites for capacity planning
  • Developing transparent relationships among all partners to increase efficiency and effective resource management
  • Time and motion studies for determining work effort
  • Strategies surrounding staff turnover and capacity planning


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

Director, Conferences

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

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