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2nd annual Clinical Trial Collaborations Launches

  • January 20, 2017

  • 2017 Clinical Trial Collaborations Conference: Here’s What You Need to Know

    Want to find out how to foster collaboration to deliver improved clinical trial outcomes? Check out the 2nd annual Clinical Trial Collaborations (CTC) conference in Boston on April 3 and 4.


    Led by Co-Chair Katherine Vandebelt, Global Head of Clinical Innovation at Eli Lilly, the 2017 CTC conference offers a can’t-miss event for senior-level clinical operation executives at a variety of organizations, including:

    ● Large, medium and small pharmas

    ● Contract resource organizations (CROs)

    ● Sites

     Patient advocacy organizations

    Ultimately, there are many reasons to attend this year’s CTC conference, including:

    1. Kick-Off Presentation from Ken Getz

    ken-getz-2017-bwKen Getz, Director of Sponsored Research Programs at Tufts CSDD, will kick off the CTC conference with a presentation titled, “How the Clinical Collaborations Landscape Is Changing and Its Impact on R&D Operations.”

    The opening presentation will deliver insightful clinical trial ideas and challenges. As such, attendees will be able to gain outstanding insights into a number of key clinical trial topics.

    1. Keynote Presentations

    The CTC 2017 conference will feature three keynote presentations:

    Models for Exquisite Project Delivery with Internal and External Partners



    Dr Andy Lee, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Clinical Trial Operations, Merck


    Takeda on their Transformational Clinical Development and Marketed Product Partnership with PRA Health Sciences



    Dr Andy Plump, Director, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Takeda


    Big Trends Impacting Clinical Development

    Steve Cutler B&W


    Dr Steve Cutler, Chief Operating Officer and CEO Designate, ICON


    In addition, Judith Dunn, Vice President, Global Head of Clinical Development and Head of Innovation Center at Roche will join with Dr Amir Kalalai, VP, QuintilesIMS will lead an interactive session on identifying technology needs and solutions.

    1. Clinical Research as a Care Option

    Clinical Research as a Care Option will require a complex collaboration, but arguably the best way to bring patients closer to clinical research and clinical research closer to patients. The entire afternoon of day two is dedicated to understanding how to work through the process in this unprecedented session.

    1. Partnering Tool

    CTC conference attendees can enjoy enhanced networking opportunities with the event’s partnering tool.

    All conference attendees can access a partnering tool and partnering facilities to host small group and one-on-one meetings. That way, attendees can collaborate with one another and lay the foundation for long-lasting partnerships.


    The second annual event takes place at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront hotel. CenterWatch is the exclusive lead media partner and for full details about the CTC conference, click here.

    Take advantage of the launch rate discount of 20% with code ELCTC until January 27, 2017.