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September

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: http://www.eyeforpharma.com/patient-clinical-trials/conference-event-brochure.php

September 9-10, 2014

2014 Pharma CI Conference & Exhibition

Hilton Parsippany Hotel
Parsippany, New Jersey
http://pharmaciconference.com

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 http://pharmaciconference.com, call 212-228.7974, or email info@pharmaciconference.com

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: Forum.ForteResearch.com

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 Service@theconferenceforum.org

Learn more: http://theconferenceforum.org/conferences/executing-global-clinical-trials/overview/

September 10, 2014

Mobile and Clinical Trials

The Fairmont Copley Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts

The 4th annual DPharm: Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials conference presents Mobile and Clinical Trials: How Mobile is Innovating Clinical Trials.

This one-day event helps drug developers get their arms around the mobile/digital clinical trial landscape and figure out:

  • How mobile is innovating clinical trials
  • What parts of clinical trials mobile/digital technology is currently impacting
  • How mobile technology is making clinical trials cheaper, easier and more accurate
  • How mobile/digital is increasing the efficacy of drugs
  • What the true value is to clinical trials
  • What the opportunities are

The conference explores the behavioral and technical hurdles, new business models, the investment climate, what apps clinical trial leaders want to see and the evolution of standards. There is an opportunity to participate in creating a clinical trial app. Investors and app developers will also benefit from attending.

Very interactive and hands-on. Dress code, casual.

Join us on September 10 to explore the realities, true value and key ways to begin to deploy mobile and digital technologies to improve your clinical trials.

Learn more: http://theconferenceforum.org/conferences/mobileclinicaltrials/overview/

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 service@theconferenceforum.org

http://theconferenceforum.org/conferences/disruptive-innovations/overview/

September 15-16, 2014

2nd Annual Forum on Optimizing Clinical Research Performance

Sheraton Boston Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

In 2013, CenterWatch’s inaugural forum on Optimizing Clinical Research Performance, presented in association with iiBIG, became one of the industry’s must-attend conferences for its unique, trend-setting, strategic content and innovative solutions with topics based on original research and analysis featured in The CenterWatch Monthly and CWWeekly newsletters, two of the industry’s leading news publications.

September 15-16, 2014 in Boston, CenterWatch introduces its 2nd annual forum — presented in a new day-and-a-half format featuring more general sessions and strategically positioned break-out discussion — intended to foster compelling and actionable conversations among senior-level, clinical research professionals from pharma, CROs, investigative sites and niche service providers.

This revised forum will welcome more than 30 thought leaders and presenters at the forefront of driving change across the global clinical research landscape through novel collaboration and creative solutions. Sessions will focus on key emerging trends — chosen by the CenterWatch conference team and supported by informative data and implementable strategies — on topics such as the evolution of patient partnerships, recruitment and retention strategies, vital technology drivers, critical regulatory changes and more, to propel powerful and insightful dialogue that will extend well beyond the conference rooms and networking breaks.

Attendees will benefit from this well-organized, more efficient format featuring timely sessions and rewarding networking opportunities and receptions with the goal of laying the foundation for new partnerships that ultimately will drive the success of the industry.

http://www.iibig.com/conferences/P1403/overview.html

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

Learn more: http://www.clinicaltrials-exchange.com/

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.

Overview

September 30, 2014

The HireLifeScience.com Career Fair 2014

Raritan Center
Edison, New Jersey

On September 30, 2014 HireLifeScience.com will be hosting our annual HireLifeScience.com Career Fair. The HireLifeScience.com Career Fair 2014 will take place at Raritan Center - New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ. There will be no recruiting agencies participating in this event, making it one of the few times candidates will meet exclusively with direct employers from the life science industries. This means direct access with the exact contacts that will do the interviewing and no middle men!

Candidates must possess a 4 year life science related degree and 2 years professional experience working for a Life Science related company.

Registered so far for 9/30/2014 (No recruitment agencies allowed):

Novo Nordisk (Platinum Sponsor)
Covance (Silver Sponsor)
Actavis (Silver Sponsor)
Johnson & Johnson
LifeCell
Cubist
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF)
Daiichi Sankyo
DSM Nutritional Products
Acorda Therapeutics
GE Healthcare
Amneal Pharmaceuticals
ACT Oncology
Indegene, Inc.
Sollers, Inc.
Catalent Pharma Solutions
Regeneron
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

General Job Categories:

Clinical Research, Research & Development, Laboratory
QA/QC, Reg. Affairs, Bioinformatics, Sales & Marketing
Medical Device, Manufacturing & Pharma IT

Pre-Register @ http://www.hirelifescience.com/career/default.aspx

Career Fair Location:
Raritan Center - New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center: 97 Sunfield Ave.
Edison, NJ 08837
Directions: http://www.njexpocenter.com/directions/

October

October 10-12, 2014

Site Solutions Summit

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Now in its 9th year is dedicated exclusively to helping clinical research sites reach optimal performance. With a foundation built on strengthening the site – industry partnership, the Summit has grown to be a community dedicated to driving clinical research success. Be our guest, and experience a one-of-a-kind meeting where site executives can collaborate with trusted peers to address their business challenges and gain innovative solutions for their business.

Join like-minded entrepreneurs, clinicians, business leaders and influential research executives for three days of ideas, inspiration and insights, networking and learning, and actionable strategies to position your organization to grow and thrive.

Benefit from expert advice, creative ideas, and workable business solutions from the doers and visionaries of some of the most admired companies across the globe, and have some fun, too.

5 Reasons You Must Attend The Summit
1. Acquire exceptional information from industry experts.
2. Meet other successful clinical research entrepreneurs.
3. Tap into SCRS’ network of sponsors and CROs seeking purposeful site partnerships.
4. Gain valuable insights, strategies, and takeaways.
5. Experience full confidence with the Summit’s money-back guarantee.

Learn more: http://sitesolutionssummit.com/

November

November 9-12, 2014

MAGI's Clinical Research Conference - 2014 West

The Fairmont - San Francisco

Conference Overview

  • Over 500 people will attend. Register now while space is still available.
  • 90+ sessions and workshops in seven tracks: sponsor operations, site operations, regulatory compliance, contracts, budgets & billing, quality and special topics.
  • Exceptional networking with a broad (but not too broad) range of experienced clinical research professionals
  • 22+ continuing education contact hours (CME, CNE, CLE, CCB, other)
  • Clinical Research Contract Professional (CRCP) certification exam

Sign Up Today and Save with:

  • Discounts for study sponsors, sites, government, international and others
  • Early-bird discounts
  • All workshops included in basic "all-access pass"
  • Save even more with group rates!

If you are a clinical research novice or veteran; with a study sponsor, research site, or CRO; in a corporate, academic or other organization; you will find a coherent and comprehensive program that focuses on your current needs for applicable information. MAGI sessions and workshops emphasize practical tips based on real-life examples, with lots of interaction. Please join us in San Francisco.

NEW: Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee
(terms & conditions) MAGI is the only clinical research conference that offers a money-back guarantee. Find out for yourself why 99% of participants are satisfied with MAGI conferences. Is the MAGI conference right for you?

Attendees Prefer MAGI Conferences
86% find the conference offers better value than other conferences.
78% find the conference more educational than other conferences.
84% find the networking better than at other conferences.
89% find the conference more practical than other conferences.
90% find the conference friendlier than other conferences.

Register today at http://www.magiworld.org/events/2014W/registration.php

November 18-19, 2014

2nd Annual Pharma Data Analytics Conference

Philadelphia, PA

The marcus evans 2nd Annual Pharma Data Analytics Conference will enable senior-level analytics professionals to improve the bottom line of their business through the utilization of big data. Driven by single-track case study presentations by Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, and many others, this program will explore recent trends in the pharmaceutical environment, including: the influence of analytics in the commercial space, data visualization tools and techniques, and methodologies for forecasting across multiple business units.

Seating is limited to 60 delegates and is first-come, first-serve. Don’t miss this opportunity to benchmark and network with leading analytics professionals in the pharmaceutical industry! For registration information, please e-mail Robin Yegelwel at robiny@marcusvansch or call (312) 894-6306

For more information click here

December

December 3 - 4, 2014

Leaders in Drug Development Congress 2014

Intercontinental Shanghai Pudong
Shanghai, China

Pharma R&D costs have doubled over the past decade with the R&D cost now at more than US $1.2 billion per drug approved. Global development teams in charge of clinical trial programs face many challenges in the current environment (e.g., budget pressures, intense competition for patients, delayed and incomplete recruitment of patients). However, the past decade witnessed a sharp increase in the number of clinical trials being run in Asia due to the rise of Asia both with respect to R&D activities and the pharmaceutical market size.

With the support of Pan Asian Clinical Research Association (PACRA) and Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professional Association (SAPA-GP), we'd like to introduce to you Leaders in Drug Development Congress 2014, the highest level drug development event in China, to be held at Intercontinental Shanghai Pudong on December 3 and 4, 2014 in Shanghai, China.

How are we DIFFERENT from other drug development shows?

  • 90% of our speakers are end-users from MNC pharma and China local pharma companies, government and academics
  • 70% of our participants are Medical Directors, Development Heads and C Level decision makers
  • 60% of attendees are in need of and looking for new and/ or improved solutions?

8 Reasons You Cannot Miss This Event:

  • Join us with the Leaders in Drug Development Congress 2014 As a Reunion of More than 200 Delegates during the 2-Day Feast!
  • Voices of the Top Leaders in Drug Development Strategy in Asia
  • Drug Development Collaboration Case Studies and Experience Sharing
  • Thorough Analysis & Prediction for the Trend of Regulatory Development in China
  • Update of Translational Research on Major Oncology in Asia
  • Latest Technologies and Innovation in Drug Development to Learn about
  • Maximize the Power of Data and Quantitative Science in Clinical Development
  • All-Round Improvement for Monitoring, Drug Safety, Project Management, Patient Recruitment etc

We invite you to explore a world-class line up of speakers and panelists offering their unique insights and expertise on best practice of drug development in Asia at LDDC 2014! For more information, please go to www.dd-congress.com, call 8621-31123968, or email daniel.chen@gecgroup.com.cn

December 10-12, 2014

ExL Pharma’s 11th Clinical Performance Metrics and Benchmarking Summit

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

ExL Pharma’s 11th Clinical Performance Metrics and Benchmarking Summit, December 10-12, 2014, is the premier event for gaining the absolute best practice strategies to significantly enhance a clinical trial. This platform will provide key insight to develop, utilize, and implement performance metrics in order to proactively measure and assess trial compliance. Attendees will gain the tools and solutions to drive proficiency and performance during clinical development and leave with various methods being used across the industry to effectively track and measure clinical performance.

Network with professionals from Astellas, Eli Lilly, MedImmune, Sanofi-Aventis and others who are involved in metrics and benchmarking, clinical operations and outsourcing, study management, clinical development, quality assurance and much more!

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