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Clinical trial outsourcing has become a focal point for the Clinical Project Manager. For those managing these trials, it is imperative to know how to improve study outcomes, maximize efficiency, and apply risk-based best practices, techniques, and tools to the outsourced relationship. CHI is pleased to announce this Call for Speaker Proposals for our sixth annual Clinical Project Management Forum, an event designed specifically to meet Clinical Project Managers’ challenges, needs, and opportunities in outsourced clinical trials. We are seeking submissions for presentations and hands-on activities that address these evolving issues and more.

We invite presentations on topics such as: 

  • Effective Strategies for Managing Your Sponsor CRO Relationship: Reduce Risk, Increase Quality, Manage Costs
  • Risk-Based Approaches to Outsourced Relationships: Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques
  • Setting Expectations and Making Commitments with Your Partner at the Outset
  • Ensuring Timeline Adherence by Avoiding Delays in Study Start-Up
  • Strategies for Managing Scope Creep and Costs in Outsourced Clinical Trials
  • Building Strong Partnerships with Your Third Party Providers
  • How Does the FDA’s New Risk-Based Monitoring Final Guidance Impact Your Project Management Efforts?
  • Targeted Risk-Based Auditing of Third Party Vendors: Ensuring Compliance and Identifying and Mitigating Risk
  • Managing Your Partnership across the Globe: Regional Challenges and Global Relationships
  • Applying Quality-by-Design Concepts to the Outsourced Relationship
  • Putting Project Management Principles to Work in Sponsor/CRO Relationships, Including Stakeholder Management, Integration Management, and Communications Management
  • Utilizing Risk Management Tools to Capture Emerging Risks: Process Mapping, Metrics Dashboards, Ishikawa Diagrams, Study Activity Templating
  • Effective Project Management of Other Third Party Vendors: Core Labs, Site Management Organizations (SMOs), Software Providers

Industry professionals with best practice case studies and other thought leaders are encouraged to submit a session title, summary of a proposed presentation, and brief biography for consideration. To submit a proposal for consideration, please click here 

The deadline for priority consideration is December 17, 2014. 

All proposals are subject to review by the program Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference is given to abstracts from those within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, regulators, and those from academic centers. Additionally, as per CHI policy, a select number of vendors/consultants who provide products and services to these biopharmaceutical companies are offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships. 

For more information, please contact:
Rachel Meyers
Barnett International
a division of Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Email: rmeyers@barnettinternational.com
Phone: 781-247-6269

For exhibit & sponsorship information, please contact:
Ilana Quigley
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Email: iquigley@healthtech.com
Phone: 781-972-5457

For media & association partnerships, please contact:
James Prudhomme
Senior Marketing Manager
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Email: jprudhomme@healthtech.com
Phone: 781-972-5486