Press Releases–2016

Clinical Trial Collaborations: What Needs to Change Now to Prepare for the Future of the Clinical Research Enterprise

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Clinical Trial Collaborations, presented by CenterWatch and The Conference Forum, is focused on finding strategic solutions in clinical outsourcing to drive more efficient R&D operations.

Co-chaired by Ken Getz, Director, Sponsored Research Programs Tufts CSDD, the program opens with a keynote on, “How the Drug Development Landscape is Changing and the Impact on R&D Operations." Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco, FDA, is a confirmed keynote speaker who will present on the FDA 2016 goals and challenges. Quintiles’ CEO, Tom Pike, will provide insights and advice to pharma on addressing global R&D operation realities and how sponsors can better leverage their CRO. Komathi Stem, Strategic Innovation Leader, Genentech/Roche will address the call for greater collaborations between clinical research and clinical care.

The Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel, in the heart of Kendall Square, is hosting this one-of-a-kind strategic level clinical outsourcing event on March 21-22, 2016.

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Since 1994, CenterWatch, has been the recognized global leader in providing clinical trials information to a broad and influential spectrum of clinical research professionals ranging from sponsors and CROs to research sites and niche providers. For more information, visit

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CenterWatch provides a wide variety of publications and information services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, CROs, SMOs, and investigative sites involved in the management and conduct of clinical trials. CenterWatch also provides educational materials for healthy professionals, patients, and health consumers. CenterWatch provides market research and market intelligence services that many major companies have retained to help develop new business strategies, to guide the implementation of new clinical research-related initiatives, and to assist in due diligence activities.

CenterWatch is a business within The Thomson Corporation ( With 2001 revenues of $7.2 billion, Thomson is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides added-value information, software applications, and tools to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research, and healthcare. The corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

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