Cambridge Healthtech Institute presents

Budgeting, Resource Management, And Outsourcing For Clinical Trials:

Maximizing Trial Budgets and Resources to Drive Outsourcing Strategy and Quality Clinical Trials

17-18 September 2019



Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce production of Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Budgeting, Resource Management, and Outsourcing for Clinical Trials: Maximizing Trial Budgets and Resources to Drive Outsourcing Strategy and Quality Clinical Trials being held 17-18 September 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona-Fira Center in Barcelona, Spain. Clinical research has truly become a global, dynamic operation in a highly competitive marketplace – and with it comes the need for clear and more precise budgets, better internal resource planning, and a fine-tuned and flexible outsourcing strategy. As new technologies and types of trials are introduced into the pipeline, budgeting, resourcing, operations, and procurement teams need to come together to understand the needs and rationale of each team in order to achieve quality trials on time and on budget. SCOPE Summit Europe’s inaugural Budgeting, Resource Management, and Outsourcing for Clinical Trials conference will examine the interplay between budget and resource planning and outsourcing strategy.

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 conference tracks 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 2019. Topics to be discussed at the Budgeting, Resource Management, And Outsourcing For Clinical Trialsconference track include:

  • Clinical Trial Forecasting and Budgeting
    • Clinical trial costing – planning for service fees, investigator grant payments, expense accruals, etc.
    • Overcast vs. undercast – how do we increase forecasting accuracy?
    • Budgeting for remote and digital trials and its impact on outsourcing
    • Innovative contracting models for novel outsourcing strategies
    • Impact of clinical finance budgets on outsourcing strategy
    • Impact of GDPR and ICHE6 R2 on vendor and site contracts
  • Outsourcing Strategies
    • Outsourcing models: Functional Service Provider vs. Strategic Partner vs. Hybrid models
    • Impact of outsourcing models on resource planning
    • Impact of new technologies on outsourcing activities
    • Exploring outsourcing models for new regions, i.e., China and/or regional studies
  • Resource Management and Capacity Planning for Clinical Trials
    • Resource management and capacity planning tools and initiatives to drive outsourcing strategy
    • Capacity planning for trials with multiple CROs, vendors, and sites
    • Resources driving outsourcing and insourcing strategy

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 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.

Deadline for submission is 28 February 2019.

Submit a speaker proposal using the online submission form.


For questions or suggestions about the meeting, please contact:
Kaitlin Searfoss Kelleher
Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 781.792.5498
Email: kkelleher@healthtech.com

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

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Ilana Quigley
Sr. Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 781.972.5457
Email: iquigley@healthtech.com

Companies L-Z:
Patty Rose
Sr. Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 781.972.1349
Email: prose@healthtech.com

For media and association partnerships, please contact:

Rich Handy
Senior Director, Marketing
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 781.972.5456
Email: rhandy@healthtech.com