When we were presented with the opportunity to begin planning the ClinBiz Summit 2019, one of the main questions we sought to answer in crafting the event stemmed from the ever-popular acronym WIIFM (What’s In It For Me?).
Let’s be honest – As altruistic and charitable as we all can be, when deciding on an industry conference to attend, the main questions we want answered are: How will attending further my professional skills? How will attending increase my knowledge? How will attending expand my network, opportunities and reach? In summary, what’s in it for me?
Understanding that this is the underlying question in the mind of many, we decided to pull back the curtains and offer a sneak peek into the ClinBiz Summit 2019 exploring exactly “what’s in it” for clinical trial sponsors, clinical research sites, and CROs/vendors. Let the show begin.
Clinical Trial Sponsors
Without a doubt the ClinBiz Summit 2019 is meant to be more sponsor-oriented with sessions around clinical outsourcing, vendor contracting and negotiation strategies and clinical trial budget management. Professionals and leaders from sponsors can be confident to leave the conference full of practical strategies (not only philosophical discussions) and tools to run the business operations of their clinical studies more efficiently. The ClinBiz Summit will also focus on showcasing the latest trends and technologies specific to clinical outsourcing, clinical contracting and clinical financial management to help study sponsors accelerate study start-up, better manage study conduct and gain operational efficiencies to lower overall clinical study costs.
Clinical Research Sites
At first glance and because many of the sessions at the ClinBiz Summit are built to address the pains of clinical study sponsors, clinical research sites may wonder if there is any benefit for them in attending. However, some very savvy sites have already decided to attend as they recognize the priceless opportunity to have a sneak peek into sponsor conversations particularly in the areas of site contracts and budgets, fair market value and site payments. Those interested in exploring sponsor-side career opportunities can also benefit greatly from networking and being exposed to different clinical study topics from the other side of the industry. Attendance at the ClinBiz Summit 2019 will also count towards continuing education units (CEUs) for ACRP and SOCRA certifications. Clinical research sites can take advantage of a 1-day pass for on-site attendance by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aside from the relevant presentations and discussions on clinical outsourcing standardization and innovation along with vendor contracting/negotiation strategies, CROs and vendors at the ClinBiz Summit will have access to networking and business development opportunities with industry leaders and decision-makers for both large and small pharma/biotechs, many from the New Jersey pharma/biotech hub who are ready and willing to set up new relationships, services and technologies within their departments. Although spots are very limited, service providers from CROs and other vendors can either choose to sponsor, exhibit or attend the ClinBiz Summit.
Other unique and amazing benefits of attending the ClinBiz Summit 2019 include a forward-thinking opening keynote by Brigid Siegel on the future of clinical business including topics such as blockchain technology, smart contracts and much more! Finally, the ClinBiz Summitis one of the first clinical research industry conferences to offer an online livestream option to those who cannot attend the conference on-site. This gives people the ability to join and participate in the entire 2-day conference without needing to leave their home or office or incur additional travel costs. This feature alone allows many more clinical research professionals to further their development and remain connected on the latest topics, trends and technologies surrounding the business aspects of clinical trials. Join us!
For more information and to register today, go to www.clinbizsummit.com.
Register by October 31st to take advantage of early-bird pricing.