Clinical Trial Innovation Summit  
Clinical Trial Oversight Summit

Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Fifth Annual
Vendor Management in Clinical Trials
Ensuring Effective Oversight

May 9-10, 2016 | Westin Boston Waterfront | Boston, MA

To meet the needs of clinical trials, sponsors are increasingly calling upon third party vendors for their services. With the need to select and manage vendors, Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s “Vendor Management in Clinical Trials” conference features best practices and case studies on vendor selection from initial bid to oversight

If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.
The deadline for submission is October 19, 2015. 

Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating effective RFPs to effectively evaluate bids
  • Mastering contract negotiations and management (w/ vendors & investigators)
  • Selecting appropriate vendors and partners
  • Performing a Comparative Bid Analysis
  • Balancing cost-savings with quality in selecting vendors
  • Budget negotiations between sponsor/CRO and vendor
  • Minimizing change orders and anticipating change order costs
  • Capacity planning and resource management
  • Building effective Sponsor-vendor relationships – ensuring a win-win relationship and meeting the needs of every partner
  • Ensuring effective vendor oversight and establishing clear roles and responsibilities – avoiding duplicative efforts and setting realistic expectations
  • Addressing issues in the quality of services performed
  • Effective project planning – realistic milestones, timelines & forecasts
  • Project tracking & establishing appropriate metrics
  • Reducing impact and occurrence of change orders
  • Managing global project teams
  • CRO subcontracting and vendor oversight from the CRO perspective

If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.
The deadline for submission is October 19, 2015.

All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the highest quality of the conference program. Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference is given to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, regulators and those from academia. Additionally, 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 questions or suggestions about the meeting, please contact:
Lee Yuan
Associate Conference Producer
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5404

For media and association partnerships, please contact:
Jaime Hodges
Marketing Manager
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5429

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:
Ilana Quigley
Sr Business Development Manager
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
T: (+1) 781.972.5457