Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 2nd Annual

Budgeting and Outsourcing for Clinical Trials

Maximizing Resources and Mitigating Risk to Speed Study Start-Up and Drive Quality

14-15 October 2020


We are pleased to announce production of Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Budgeting and Outsourcing for Clinical Trials: Maximizing Resources and Mitigating Risk to Speed Study Start-Up and Drive Quality being held 14-15 October 2020 at the Hotel Barceló Sants in Barcelona, Spain. Conducting clinical research is a dynamic, complex, and costly endeavor – and so much of ensuring quality trials comes down to accurate budgeting and proper outsourcing. As new technologies, regulations, and trial designs come into play, it’s more important than ever to develop strategies for properly budgeting finances and resources and to mitigate risk as early in the contracting and outsourcing process as possible. SCOPE Summit Europe’s Budgeting and Outsourcing for Clinical Trials conference will present case studies and best practices in forecasting, budgeting, contracting, risk mitigation, outsourcing, and vendor management.

The gathering will be part of the Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives (SCOPE) Europe, a two-day event made up of shared plenary keynotes from biopharma thought leaders, 5 conferences focused on specific issues and functions within the clin ops, innovation and research enterprise, informal and interactive breakout discussion groups, and networking. Please see the overall program map below for 2020. Topics to be discussed at the Budgeting and Outsourcing for Clinical Trials conference include:

  • Budgeting for the overall study vs. CRO, partner, and site budgeting
  • Addressing the impact of timely budgeting and contracting on study start-up and feasibility
  • Budgeting and contracting with emerging technology and service providers – determining fair market value, the impact on budgeting, and downstream clinical operations
  • Risk mitigation through effective outsourcing strategies and contracting – quality agreements, metrics, and KPIs
  • Outsourcing real, partial, and fully virtual trials: impact of GDPR, important KPIs, and effective oversight
  • Vendor oversight and management: ensuring quality trials and addressing challenges

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a speaking proposal for review by 20 March 2020.

We are looking for actual implementation stories and lessons learned, not theoretical talks. Co-presentations featuring speakers from different departments involved in the project are encouraged.

Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference is given to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, regulators and those from academic/hospital centers. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 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.

The deadline for priority consideration is 20 March 2020.

For more details on the conference, please contact:
Kaitlin Searfoss Kelleher
Senior Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 781.972.5498

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-K:
Ilana Quigley
Senior Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 781.972.5457

Companies L-Z:

Patty Rose
Senior Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 781.972.1349

For media and association partnerships, please contact:

Rich Handy
Senior Director, Marketing
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 781.972.5456