2017 Executive Sponsors


2017 Associate Sponsors

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2017 Media Partners

BioPharm Insight
BioPharma Dive
Clinical Leader
Life Science Leader
Pharmaceutical Online
Rebar Interactive
Technology Networks


The Conference Forum and CenterWatch were pleased to present together for the first time, a 2016 strategic conference on identifying better solutions to drive more efficient R&D operations, especially as it applies to outsourcing, clinical research and clinical care.

CTC_overview-KenThe conference presented insightful ideas and challenges for both R&D operations, CRO and site executives to discover new ways of collaborating. Clinical Trial Collaborations is designed for senior level clinical operation executives from large, medium, and small pharmas, CROs and Sites. Patient advocacy organizations are also welcome to attend.

We were delighted to have Ken Getz, Director, Sponsored Research Programs, Tufts CSDD, co-chair the conference. Mr Getz helped to set the stage by providing a historical perspective on why we are no faster on average today than in the mid-90s at moving a drug through development and approval. He opened the program with a keynote on, “How the Drug Development Landscape is Changing and the Impact on R&D Operations,” thus setting the theme for the program. The opening keynote provided attendees with an opportunity to challenge and discuss the presented data and to work through solutions with fellow peers to tie them back into implementation.

2016 Featured Speakers


We were honored to have Robert Califf, MD, MACC, Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco, FDA, as a keynote speaker to conclude our program via webcast. We were also honored to welcome Covance’s CEO, Deborah Keller and Quintiles’ CEO, Tom Pike. Deborah shared insights on how CTC_overview-KomathiCROs can become better partners and Tom addressed global R&D operation realities and how sponsors can better leverage their CRO. We were also delighted to have Katherine Vandebelt, Global Head, Clinical Innovation, Eli Lilly and Company join Ken as co-chair. Katherine moderated the session dedicated to making way for new site models.

In expanding our examples of collaborations, we were pleased to have Komathi Stem, Strategic Innovation Leader, Genentech/Roche, address the call for greater collaborations between clinical research and clinical care.



The Conference Forum and CenterWatch


Elizabeth Bard B&W


Elizabeth Bard
Business Development Manager
The Conference Forum

Valerie Bowling New


Valerie Bowling
Co-Executive Director
The Conference Forum



Joan Chambers
Co-Executive Director, COO



Regina D’Alesio
Program Manager
The Conference Forum



Bridget Murphy
Senior Conference Planner
The Conference Forum



Susan Salome
Integrated Marketing Manager

Meredith Sands B&W


Meredith Sands
Executive Director, Business Development
The Conference Forum