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August 12-13, 2014

3rd Annual Clinical Trials Inspection Readiness Summit

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ExL Pharma’s 3rd Annual Clinical Trials Inspection Readiness Summit taking place August 12-13th in Philadelphia, PA, is designed to evaluate the necessary steps that sponsoring companies must take in order to ensure that their clinical investigator sites remain compliant before and during an agency inspection, to avoid serious fines and penalties. The conference will also explore the importance of conducting internal audits and opening up the lines of communication between the investigators and the sponsoring company, both locally and globally.

Attendees will take a deep-dive into the regulatory criteria for remaining compliant for a clinical inspection, learn proactive strategies designed to prepare investigators for an inspection throughout an entire clinical trial, as well as learn how to prepare for a clinical inspection. Interested in attending? Register here and enjoy 15% off as part of our early bird rate!


September 4-5, 2014

eyeforpharma Patient-Centered Clinical Trials 2014

Hyatt Regency Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

Patient-centered drug development has become a hot-button issue for the clinical industry. But what steps do you need to take to make patient centricity a workable model in R&D? How can your trials engage participants as research partners?

On September 4–5, eyeforpharma will bring together over 100 of the sharpest minds in the clinical space to tackle these questions at Patient-Centered Clinical Trials 2014.

  • Learn about Patient Centricity as a Workable Model in R&D.
  • Implement Patient-Centricity in Study Design and Start-up.
  • Strategies on closing ties with investigators and research sites.

Patient-Centered Clinical Trials 2014 is the unmissable opportunity to pick-up innovative solutions for better patient engagement in your clinical work.

Here’s a peek at some of the agenda highlights:

  • Exclusive pilots and innovative case studies from Eli Lilly, Janssen, Pfizer, Novartis, Celgene and more on how to bring trials closer to patients, boost recruitment, and redefine informed consent;
  • A keynote by Ken Getz (TuftsCSDD) on patient-pharma engagement, as well as insights on new research collaborations from PCORI, Harvard’s MRCT and ACRES;
  • Focus groups with trial participants and global site managers;
  • Fresh data from patientslikemeon how to optimize patient engagement in protocol design and study-start up;
  • Shire’s novel approach to managing trial participants’ discourse in social media.

Chaired by Andreas Koester (VP Clinical Trial Innovation, Janssen) and Christine Pierre (President, Society for Clinical Research Sites), the two-day program is packed with strategic insights, debate, and best practice case studies from 28 clinical thought leaders.

Download your copy of the detailed event brochure here:

September 9-10, 2014

2014 Pharma CI Conference & Exhibition

Hilton Parsippany Hotel
Parsippany, New Jersey

The Pharma CI Conference & Exhibition (September 9-10, 2014, Parsippany, NJ) is THE INDUSTRY'S GOLD STANDARD for senior level pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostics professionals seeking the latest news and the rare chance to network with all the industry's luminaries. This is the biggest and best gathering of pharmaceutical competitive intelligence thought leaders (75+ speakers)!

Join us at this premier gathering and network with other key decision makers as you learn about the most pressing and relevant issues facing the industry today. Enjoy the highest ratio of industry practitioners (pharma, biotech, medical device and diagnostics) of any pharma intelligence conference!

This is the only event featuring a world-class line up of speakers and panelists offering their unique insights and expertise on the topics you care about most! For more information, please go to, call 212-228.7974, or email

September 9-10, 2014

Clinical Research Operations Forum

Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Madison, Wisconsin

The Clinical Research Operations Forum, hosted by Forte Research Systems, is a new site-centric conference with a Metrics and Operations Track open to all sites in clinical research. Bringing together research professionals from across the country, the operations forum is a site-centric conference dedicated to promoting, supporting and improving clinical research operations excellence. The conference will begin with a half-day metrics workshop for all those who care about rapid advancement in the area of data-driven improvement of site performance. Topics will include: which metrics you should be tracking now, which metrics no one is talking about but should be (you help decide), why comparative metrics are so powerful, and more. The workshop will consist of speakers, roundtables, and facilitated discussion.

The second day of the conference will be a general session focused on current issues clinical research operations, presented by a wide variety of industry experts. Topics include patient recruitment, clinical research billing, core competencies for the clinical research professional, and more. The day will also include a keynote presentation from Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. Registration is now open for this event on September 9-10, 2014. Join your peers for this one-of-a-kind gathering! See more at:

September 10, 2014

Global Clinical Trials

The Fairmont Copley Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts

The 2014 program is being offered as a one-day intensive followed by the option to attend the Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials conference.

The conference covers solutions to the current barriers and challenges in planning and executing successful global clinical trials and in particular, how to reduce the complexities of them. Example topics covered include, but are not limited to:
1. Lessons Learned from Unsuccessful Global Clinical Trials
2. Regulatory Update on Global Clinical Trials and in particular Emerging Markets
3. How Companies are Re-Thinking Global Clinical Trials
4. Partnering with Global Investigative Sites
5. CRO Best Practices in Collaborations, Implementation and Execution of Multi-National Trials
6. Risk Based Monitoring for Global Clinical Trials
7. Technologies Driving Efficiencies in Global Clinical Trials
8. Designing Patient-Centric Protocols to Increase Global Patient Engagement
9. Reducing Protocol Complexity
10. Re-Thinking Global Patient Recruitment and the Patient Experience in Global Clinical Trials
11. Audit Inspections Update
12. Trends of Approvals Outside the US

Take a look at the 2013 agenda to get a good idea of the flow of the program. This conference is offered as a one-day event or can be combined with the Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials conference on September 11-12 in the same venue. The conference includes breakfast, networking breaks, and a luncheon. For any questions, contact us at

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September 11-12, 2014

Disruptive Innovations

The Fairmont Copley Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts

The Conference Forum’s Dpharm: Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials event is now in its 4th year and is the only program truly dedicated to the development of a program that demonstrates disruption in clinical trials. The conference brings together an exceptional audience of out-of-the-box thinkers determined to make clinical trials more affordable, efficient with higher quality data and a far better experience for patients. It is an outcomes-focused program that not only delves deeply into the key strategic factors impeding clinical trial productivity, but also endeavors to connect change makers who can share current solutions, propose new solutions and commit to testing them and share the results. This conference is designed to be engaging in a highly informative format, similar to the style of TED events. Each session will deliver a clear set of objectives, summary and key take-aways.

Focus & Objectives

  • This is a TED-style event showcasing innovations and leading practitioners in Pharma R&D with a focus on clinical research as well as innovative leaders from other industries.
  • We strive to underscore the promise and challenge of innovation in advancing drug development.
  • We strive to innovate a new model and find collaborations to get therapeutics to patients faster.
  • We address how can we better apply the full spectrum of clinical research options and utilize insights more appropriately.
  • We are dedicated to designing creative solutions and finding a way to implement them.
  • We explore to whom are companies being disruptive to and gain a better understanding of the impact on clinical trials.

We invite you to explore the 2013 agenda, visit our newsletter and let us know if you have any questions or ideas to share. Contact us at

September 21-23, 2014

Clinical Trials Innovation Exchange

The Clinical Trials and Innovation Exchange is a part of a series of events focused on the pharmaceutical industry that will serve as the hub for clinical trial executives to meet, share ideas, benchmark and discuss solutions to real world problems. It will offer cutting-edge, interactive learning opportunities for pre-qualified practitioners to gain actionable insights and continue to improve the clinical trial process.

This exchange is designed for senior clinical and research executives who are responsible for leading the execution of sound clinical trials within the established costs, quality and time constraints. They are also responsible for driving operational excellence and building collaborative relationships with all stakeholders involved.

Being at the forefront of drug development and being innovative during the process are important issues that are on clinical trial executives’ minds. Executives working within clinical trials have the opportunity to improve ways to productively produce studies that will be successful and meet important milestones. As clinical trials continue to be an essential part of developing medical treatments, executives in this field are pressed to find innovative solutions to recruit patients, meet regulations and use the appropriate technology to complete trials in a timely manner and avoid exceeding the designated budget.

This is accomplished, in part, by:

  • Developing patent engagement and partnerships
  • Understanding and capitalizing on new technologies and solutions
  • Being at the forefront of an industry and discovering innovative ways of conducting trials

Clinical Trials & Innovation Exchange presents the opportunity for delegates to network and build partnerships with peer level professionals, while learning new ideas and strategies that they can replicate within their own organizations, to build a best practices culture. Clinical Trials & Innovation Exchange has the following distinguishing features:

  • BrainWeave® discussions
  • Exclusive senior level attendance
  • Strategic conference sessions
  • Customized itinerary
  • One-on-one business meetings

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September 25-26, 2014

11th Latin American Conference of Clinical Research (LACCR)

Monterrey City, NL, Mexico

DIA’s 11th LACCR is the top regional academic forum on clinical research in Latin America. LACCR is the only neutral forum in the region aimed at fostering the integration of professionals in the field, aiming to fully develop Latin America’s potential in the scope of clinical research globally. The two-day conference will feature presentations on hot topics ranging from global issues to focusing on specific details of clinical research and medical devices. Speakers will highlight the most relevant issues for the Latin American region in regulatory, pharmacoeconomy, ethics, a clinical site’s infrastructure, the components of clinical research, and much more.